Tenuta la Novella, perched at 500 metres in altitude, is located in the heart of Tuscany, between Florence and Sienne, in the Chianti Classico appellation.
This vast, 188-hecatre estate lay abandoned for many years, before rediscovering its lost splendour, when in 1996, François Schneider, fascinated by the beauty of the place, decided to restore the magnificent house, with its old cellars dating back to the days of the Medicis, as well as the entire vineyard and surrounding olive groves.
Ten years of major works were necessary to restore the estate’s old-world charm.
For Tenuta la Novella, being natural is a top priority. To attain the very highest quality, Tenuta la Novella produces its olive oils, Chianti Classico and Vin Santo according to organic agriculture’s strict norms. No pesticides, no chemical fertilizers. Nature alone allows us to harvest exceptional products, combining fine flavours with well-being for the body and soul.