TENUTA LA NOVELLA, San Polo in Chianti

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.