The Cantina Sociale Colli Fiorentini has its production center in the valley by the river Virginio in the Municipality of Montespertoli where for centuries man and his attachment to the land of the vineyards and olive groves has made the backbone for the economy of this farming. The co-operative established in 1972 acquired in 1988 the Cantina Sociale Colline d’ Elsa of Gambassi Terme and in 1993 the mill co-operative Colli Fiorentini of Montespertoli. Today after 40 years, more than 850 companies , mainly located in the areas of production of Chianti DOCG, Chianti Classico, Tuscany IGT and Tuscany IGP oil, give their crops to the production sites of the co-operative.
The Cellar makes wine from local and international grapes such as sangiovese, canaiolo, colorino, ciliegiolo, malvasia, merlot, cabernet, chardonnay, etc.., with knowledge, skill and dedication the members grow these grapes in their own vineyards; today there are about 1500 hectares.
Over 8,000,000 kg . of grapes are produced into wine according to traditional methods and with the latest technology, a result of investments in the years of more than 10 million euros.
The wines meet the appreciation of consumers in the domestic market and foreign market.
By implementing a policy of always pointing to the high quality with the right price for the consumer, with a hint of pride the Cooperative stands as the world’ s first manufacturer of chianti.
Particular attention was paid to environmental protection, the first Co-operative Tuscan winery that is equipped with a photovoltaic system that allows you to produce and use clean energy.
Of particular importance is the production of extra-virgin olive oil, conferred by the members and obtained from the olive processing at the mill of the co-operative, with an average annual amount of 300,000 kg.