farm and territory

...everything started in 1818

… when Vincenzo (1780-1854), son of Angelo Brini from Carmignano, took possession of the estate called Ormanni from the name of the founder family that elected this estate as their countryside dwelling in the XIII century. The purchase by the noblewoman Donna Carlotta Lenzoni de’ Medici was executed with a bill of sale by notary Giovacchino Bacci in Florence on January 30th, 1819. As all Tuscan farms, Ormanni produced wine, olive oil, cereals, firewood and timber. There were livestock breeding, an active mill and an olive press. Alcohol was produced from strawberry trees distillation, as shown by the payment receipt of 100 lirasto the treasury for “gabelle on manufacture of alcohol” dated April 9th, 1890.
Farm labourers were employed with typical agrarian contracts known as “farm contracts” and “share cropping”. In 1924, when the “Farmers’ co-operative for the defense of typical Chianti wine” bearing the symbol of the Black Rooster was created, Ormanni estate was managed by Vincenzo Brini and his nephew Francesco, who was the father of the present estate’s owner, Engineer Paolo. As of the beginning of the ‘60s, the latter transformed Ormanni estate in a modern farm, passing from mixed and heterogeneous cultures to specialized vineyards and olive-groves and he has little by little abandoned the estate share cropping management in favour of a more modern owner-managed business.

our cellars

Our cellar is articulated in 4 rooms according to the different phases of wine production: steel containers, concrete and glass vats, barrels and barriques (oak barrels).

The first fermentation occurs in steel containers, the new wine is then stored in concrete and glass vats and eventually in barrels and barriques.

Situated below the garden of the Villa, the oldest part of the cellar dates back to the end of 1700 when it was excavated in the tuff, as it can still be seen inside. Wine ageing occurs in barrels and barriques in this part of the cellar.

Operating hours for direct sale and wine tasting: from Monday to Friday 09,00-13.30/15.00-18.00. Saturday and Sunday: closed.