Fully equipped and ideal for the first time vineyard owner is this small wine estate with a 3 bed apartment plus winery, located on the outskirts of a small village (450m; 2’) in the Tuscan Maremma in the province of Grosseto.

Small wine estate Maremma Tuscany

In the province of Grosseto, midway between the Apennines and the Tyrrhenian Sea, this wine estate is suitable for whoever is looking for an already started but not too demanding activity. With its 37.3 hectares of land, of which 4.5 is covered in vineyards, this estate grants a good production of DOCG and DOC wines and the presence of an apartment on the first floor allows the owners to live here. Yearly production can reach up to 35.000 bottles.
In the Grosseto hinterland, this wine estate is well-established and is located in an extremely comfortable and easy-to-reach location. The most famous cities of Tuscany are, in fact, a short distance away (Montalcino, Siena, Volterra, San Gimignano, Firenze, Grosseto, Follonica, Punta Ala…).

The property is made up of a single ample building (682 sqm – 7,338 sqft) laid over three floors including a cellar (ground floor and basement) and an apartment on the first floor.
The cellar (553 sqm – 5,950 sqft) is fully equipped for wine production and includes a grape-processing room, an ageing cellar, an office for the staff and a bathroom.

The apartment (129 sqm – 1,388 sqft), located right above the cellar, is spacious and made up of a living room with a kitchen, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. From the kitchen, one can then exit onto a covered veranda and the generous, 280-sqm terrace.

The property is in excellent structural shape and good aesthetic condition. The apartment is livable but could use some restoration work to bring it back to its optimal state.
The cellar is simple and large enough to offer maximum manoeuvre space to workers. Floors are realized in simple concrete and walls are plastered.
The apartment is simple too and has terracotta floors in excellent state, wooden fixtures, a brick-built ach connecting the kitchen and the living room and plastered walls. The apartment has the bonus of an ample panoramic terrace, particularly suitable for al fresco dining and/or meeting with friends and relatives.

The property is ideally divided into three plots: the first one includes the building (cellar and apartment) and is located on the outskirts of the town, while the other two include all the land and are set just 2 km from each other.
The cellar is surrounded by a nice space to allow agricultural vehicles to come and go with the products, but it is also usable as a parking lot for cars.
As said above, the terrains are located out of the village, a short distance away from the cellar, and span 37.3 hectares (92.2 acres) of land. In order of size, the land is split among agricultural land (30.4 ha), vineyards (4.5 ha), olive grove (0.4 ha), coppice woodland (1.7 ha) and unused land (0.3 ha).

The cellar is operational and includes 4 fermentation tanks (75, 75, 80 and 130 hl for a total capacity of 360 hl) each with its own pump, timer, heating/cooling system and temperature checker. Locals are already arranged for the eventual installation of more fermentation tanks.
There is then a 50 hl steel storage tank, 4 concrete basins (40, 40, 50 and 50 hl for a total capacity of 180 hl), two new oak barrels (20 and 20 hl for a total capacity of 40 hl), 9 first-passage French oak barriques and another 20 hl fiberglass tank.
On the outside, under a covered structure, we can find a half-buried basin for grapes collection, an auger conveyor, a destemmer, two pumps and a Vaslin press.
The business is also fitted with a bottling system.

The estate can currently produce up to 260 hl of wine per year. This quantity is mainly made up by Vermentino (between 50 and 60 hl per year, depending on years) and Sangiovese (ca. 200 hl per year). However, more Sangiovese vineyard was planted recently, thus the production should increase in the following years. This quantity of wine could potentially fill ca. 35.000 bottles per year.
– Montecucco Sangiovese DOCG: 85% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet-Sauvignon (€ 3.00 / bottle)
– Montecucco Vermentino DOC: 100% Vermentino (€ 4.00 / bottle)

The cellar is in good condition and fully operational while the apartment is livable but would benefit from some restoration although it is not strictly necessary.
This apartment could be used as a private residence for the owners or, with a little reworking, converted into offices for the business with a wine-tasting area. Alternatively, one could always convert it into accommodation for cellar workers.

TYPE Small Wine estate with apartment
LOCATION Hilltop, nice exposition to the sun
REGION Tuscany
SIZE 682 sqm (7,338 sqft)
FEATURES Brick-built arches, terracotta floors, fully-equipped cellar, vineyard, olive grove, terrace
LAND 37.3 ha (4.5 vineyard + 0.4 ha olive grove + 30.4 ha agricultural + 1.5 ha coppice woodland + 0.3 ha unused land)
ACCESS Paved road
ELECTRICITY Already connected
WATER Mains water
GAS Already connected
HEATING Air-conditioning (cellar), radiators
TELEPHONE Already connected
Village (450 m, 2’), Montalcino (26km; 30’), Grosseto (34km; 40’), Siena (65km; 1h 10’), Follonica (83km; 1h), Volterra (102km; 1h 45’), San Gimignano (106km; 1h 40’), Florence (137km; 2h 10’)
Perugia Sant’Egidio (139km; 2h), Firenze Peretola (144km; 2h), Pisa Galilei (191km, 2h), Roma Fiumicino (200km; 2h 20’), Roma Ciampino (220km; 2h 45’), Bologna Marconi (226km; 2h 45’)