Villa Le Barone is a historic patrician home set in the beautiful and unspoiled countryside of the Chianti region in Tuscany. Most of the first-class Tuscan wineries can be easily reached from here.
Villa Le Barone was a wine producer estate until the 1970’s!
During the Renaissance period, the villa was the summer retreat of the famous Florentine ceramist and sculptor Luca Della Robbia. It had its own agricultural and wine estate. After the first World War, Marchesa Maria Bianca Viviani Della Robbia managed Villa le Barone as a wine and olive oil estate. She was an entrepreneur, writer and renown Florentine figure: she was very involved with modernizing the local agriculture techniques. She wrote the book “A farm in Chianti”.
In the 1970’s, the agricultural lands and vineyards were sold and Villa Le Barone was turned into a hotel by Maria Bianca’s daughter, Duchess Franca Visconti.
From Villa Le Barone, you will be able to visit major Chianti & Tuscan wineries
Villa Le Barone is at the center of the area called “Conca d’Oro (Golden Basin) of Chianti Classico”. This name is due to the conformation of the land and the exceptional quality of the wine and oil produced here. The gentle slopes of the Conca d’Oro form a unique place where vines are naturally pushed to their extreme, resulting in minimal bunches of the highest quality.
Our local partner for wine tasting: il Molino di Grace
From Villa Le Barone, you will be able to walk to Molino di Grace, a charming and friendly local winery where a special welcome will be given to Villa Le Barone guests!
Il Molino di Grace is steeped in the historic Chianti Classico tradition producing old world Classico and Super-Tuscan wines for the modern age. Founded by Frank Grace in the 1990’s, the winery of Il Molino di Grace was built with a simple vision: to bottle the most authentic expression of this rocky terroir and succulent Sangiovese fruit that the picturesque Chianti hills deserve.
The vineyards that now produce Il Molino di Grace’s wine have been doing so for over three and half centuries. Harvested first by monks from the local monastary, these Chianti Classico vineyards have amazed winemakers and wine enthusiasts every harvest since… and you will be able to see the vines growing just from Villa Le Barone’s terrace!