About Us: Farming Activity
Renai & Monte farmhouse offers its guests the chance to enjoy the pleasure of the healthy country life. Vines and Olive trees have been cultivated here since ancient times and nowadays they are well known signs of human activity in the Tuscan landscape.
The family-run farm “Baragli Ritano” is set in 28 hectares of beautiful Tuscan countryside, in the district of Gambassi Terme. The property is mainly covered by olive groves and vineyards, however there is a fruit orchard, a small vegetable garden, 5 hectares of woods and farm animals. All farming practices fully respect the environment.
The vines cultivated are the typical Tuscan varieties, such as Sangiovese, Cannaiolo, Trebbiano toscano and Malvasia, which are used for the production of the greatest Italian wine, the Chianti DOCG. The harvest begins in mid September, when grapes are fully ripe. While some grapes are used to produce the table red wine for family consumption, the main production is carried to the Cooperative Colli Fiorentini in Montespertoli, where modern winemaking techniques are used to produce the wines which guests can buy directly in the farm shop.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
The other leading produce is the Extra Virgin Olive Oil produced from the typical Tuscan olive varieties, such as Frantoio, Leccino, Moraiolo e Correggiolo. Following the best Tuscan tradition, olives are handpicked in November and December, stored in airy containers for few hours and then sent to the oil mill of the Cooperative and cold pressed. From the green colour of fresh pressing, the oil tends to yellow, always retaining its healthy features.
And other local products
Besides wine and Extra Virgin Olive Oil, guests can savour farm raised pigeons, traditional sweet wine, “Vin santo”, home made jams and preserves, fruit and vegetables in season, as well as a wide choice of wines from the Cooperative Colli Fiorentini, such as Chianti DOCG, Chianti Montespertoli, white wines, sparkling wine, grappa, balsamic vinegar and so on.
Thinking of visiting Tuscany?
The beauty of the countryside, the tranquillity and comforts of the apartments, as well as a warm welcome make Renai & Monte farmhouse the ideal place for a relaxing holiday or a great base for an active and stimulating holiday.