Poggio Antico is nestled high in the hills of Montalcino and comprises about 200 hectares of beautiful woods, fields, olive groves and vineyards. Brushed by steady breezes and bathed in sunlight, its natural climate provides optimum growing conditions for our high quality grapes.
Montalcino’s landscape is characterised by rolling hills, with altitudes ranging from 120 to 650 metres above sea level. The different geographical influences make for heterogeneous soil. It is this diversity that results in quite dramatic micro-climates, even in neighbouring vineyards.
The zone for Brunello production totals 24,000 hectares. Only 15% of this area is under planting. To the south of this area lies Monte Amitata with an impressive elevation of 1,740 metres. This mountain acts as a natural barrier, protecting the area from extreme weather.
Montalcino’s climate is Mediterranean. The growing season tends to be fair, with a significant number of sunny days accompanied by cool nights. This ensures even ripening and complex flavour development.
At an average elevation of 480 metres above sea level, Poggio Antico’s vineyards are among the highest in the Brunello region. The lofty altitude, combined with the close proximity of the Tyrrhenian Sea, ensures that there is always a steady breeze – which has a beneficial effect etheir in dry or rainy seasons. Thanks to this unique and blessed spot, Poggio Antico wines are characterised by their elegance.
The soil is rocky and calcerous, which makes for good drainage. Cover crops are used to aid moisture retention, increase biodiversity and regenerate the soil.
The total property comprises 200 hectares, with 33 hectares under vine. Most of these plantings are Sangiovese, the hallmark grape for the Brunello appellation. The vineyards are situated so as to enjoy South/Southwest exposure. All the Poggio Antico vineyards are contained within a single estate, and all of the wine is produced from our own grapes.
The cellar is located at the heart of the property, allowing us to process the grapes quickly and truly produce the best wine that our fantastic site affords.
Low yields, together with hand pruning, harvest and selection, help to guarantee high quality production. A recent conversion to a parcel management system will allow each micro-terroir to truly express its best.
As of 2017, the winery has been managed using organic practices. We are proud to say that we are currently working towards our organic certification and that 2020 will be our first organic harvest.
Meet the team
With an illustrious career spanning 15 years & including various renowned producers, Federico hopes to further increase the quality and standing that has become synonymous with Poggio Antico.
Pier Giuseppe d’Alessandro
Our newest member holds a degree in both Agricultural Sciences and Oenology, and has two decades of experience in the industry. Pippo, as friends call him, runs the vineyards and cellar team.
Our youngest team member, Alessio, holds a degree in Oenology from the University of Florence and is currently working towards his Masters in Oenology & Viticulture from the University of Udine.
(Visits, Sales & Marketing)
If you have booked a visit with us in the last few years, odds are that you corresponded with Martina. Not only does she keep our calendar organised, she is also studying for her Sommelier certification in her spare time.
A master of logistics, no wine would ever leave our cellars if it weren’t for the work of this exceptional woman.
Our longest standing office member, Alessandra ensures that all of our accounts are settled and our lights stay on.
Considered the historian of Poggio Antico, Claudio was born (and continues to live) in one of the Poggio Antico houses. He knows every inch of the estate like the back of his hand.
Taking over the role of vineyard manager from his father Claudio, Jacopo represents the next generation in the continued collaboration between Poggio Antico and his family.
(Warehouse & Shipping)
If you have ever received a case of wine or extra virgin olive oil from Poggio Antico, it was most likely packed with love by this charming lady. And by the way, Lia is Claudio’s wife and Jacopo’s mother.
Booking Enquiries Form
It is our pleasure to welcome visitors and share the passion, work and energy that goes into our wines. Visitors are invited to tour our estate and taste a selection of our excellent wines.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Guided Tour & Tasting experience might vary and reservation is highly recommended.
Guided Tour & Tasting options:
3 wines (Rosso + Brunello OR Altero + 1 Super Tuscan) – €15.00
4 wines (Rosso + Brunello OR Altero + 2 Super Tuscans) – €18.00
5 wines (Rosso + Brunello + Altero +2 Super Tuscans) – €22.00
Prices for the Guided Tour & Tasting are per person and depend on the tasting option you select. Poggio Antico offers winery tours and tastings on a daily basis. We are open from 10am to 7pm.
For guided tours and wine tasting enquiries, please use the online booking contact form below.