Only 10 km from the medieval village of Castiglione della Pescaia, we can find the wine farm Cacciagrande.
The property covers approximately 40 hectares: 15 are vineyards and olive groves and 4 the result of a long process of land consolidation and a genuine passion for agriculture. The vineyards, in line with our philosophy, have a two fold component: the traditional Tuscan wine from Sangiovese grapes and the prestigious innovation coming from large international varieties such as Cabernet, Merlot, Syrah, Petit Verdot and Viognier. They really care and pay attention in the management of agricultural systems, the processes of fermentation, the viticultural vocation of Maremma, the microclimate warm and dry, the choice of the best clones, long maceration and controlled temperature, and last but not least our great passion do the rest, contributing to the production of wines of great character and elegance.
Open every afternoon (except Sunday) from 15.30 to 19.30. We provide free tastings of all our products in-room hospitality business. Possibility of guided tours of wineries and vineyards. BOOK AT OUR RECEPTION YOUR VISIT!
The wine farm “Le Mortelle” is located near the town of Castiglione della Pescaia. It was once part of a even larger property called La Badiola, important enough to be already identified on the maps of Grand Duke Leopoldo II of Tuscany in the 19th century. The Hapsburg Lorraine rulers of the Grand Duchy, by draining the marshy and malaria-ridden area around Grosseto, the local capital, wished to make their La Badiola and Alberese estates model properties for the raising of cattle.
The farm has belonged to the Antinori family since 1999, and it has worked both on the vineyards and the new cellars with the firm conviction that the area, at the time just emerging into prominence in the overall panorama if Italian wine, had a very significant potential for the production of high quality wine. The family also believed that here the finest characteristics of the territory and the varieties to be planted could fully find an excellent expression.
Mortella is the name of the wild myrrh which characterizes this coastal area of Tuscany and is the symbol of the property: it also derives its name from this fragrant Mediterranean shrub.
The wine, the fruit, the vegetables, and the biological jam and marmalade produced at the farm are sold at the Mortelle shop. Visits and products tastings can also be arranged and organized.
Daily sale of the wine farm’s products from:
10 A.M. to 1 P.M. and
5 P.M. to 7 P.M.