Tenuta di Mensanello
an authentic agricultural experience
The Tenuta di Mensanello extends for about 300 hectares on the slopes in the heart of the Sienese Chianti. Mensanello is a beautiful land where agriculture blends with the landscape and this blends with history. The essence of the Tenuta di Mensanello is multifunctionality. We encompass from the cultivation of vines and transformation of grapes into wine, to the care of the olive trees and the milling of both our own and third-party olives at our oil mill. We cultivate the arable land extensively, with the presence of autumn-winter cereals (wheat, spelt, barley), legumes (field beans), oil crops (sunflower). We have agreements with other farms for the cultivation of alfalfa meadows, which are of fundamental importance for the improvement of soil fertility. A portion of Mensanello forest is also enhanced by raising free-range pigs, in a complex agro-silvo-pastoral system that guarantees animal welfare and the quality of the meat. Recently introduced was the creation of a “nano” brewery in the company, where beers are produced with mainly local raw materials.
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Cantina di Mensanello
Frantoio di Mensanello
The grape harvest
A real experience
.On the occasion of the grape harvest, the farm becomes a place of intense work and the air is filled with the scent of must. Live with us the experience of the harvest between September and October!
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Tenuta di Mensanello has several groves of olive trees, a noble plant of the Mediterranean tradition. Among the cultivated varieties Frantoio, Leccino, Moraiolo and Pendolino stand out. Once harvested, the olives are brought to our oil mill to be crushed within 24 hours to minimize the loss of valuable antioxidants of which the olive is naturally rich. The management of the olive groves is carried out conservatively and extensively to ensure the maintenance of the natural fertility of the soil.
The olive oil mill
A sensory experience
Our estate has its own oil mill for the extraction of extra virgin olive oil. We process both our olives and those of the local farmers. Between October and November we are in full swing and experiencing the production of extra virgin olive oil is an experience that satisfies all the senses, something unique. For info, visits and olive oil to buy: firstname.lastname@example.org | +39 350 106 9760
craft by passion
In the center of the village, in front of the cellar and the farmyard, inside a small facility once used as a grain mill there is the micro-brewery of the Tenuta di Mensanello. Born for fun and passion, using local water, barley grown in Mensanello lands, malt and genuine raw materials, we produce numerous styles of craft beer directly on the estate.
wild is beautiful!
Several dozen pigs are bred free range within the estate, in over 80 acres of woods. Animals are able to independently feed themselves, following their natural inclination to graze. This type of breeding allows to produce very tasty meats, with a soft and tasty fat, rich in antioxidants, allowing us to bring unique products with an antique flavor.