Chiappini Winery is in the heart of the DOC Bolgheri set along the Via Bolgherese, where the region’s most important wine estates are located. The story of this farm tells us about the consistently renewed family tradition of the head of the family, Giovanni Chiappini, son of farmers that had moved from Marche to the Bolgheri region in the 1950s. This tradition was inherited by the two daughters Martina and Lisa, who now assist their father in managing the estate. The particular difference in the work and the growth of the Chiappini family is found in their special connection to the land, interpreted as mother earth and cultivated in symbiosis with nature’s power.
Today the enterprise occupies 27 hectares of land, 15 of which are filled with vineyards which allow an average yearly production of approximately 80,000 bottles. The varieties which are currently grown are the ones that are typical of the area: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and a small amount of Sangiovese and Vermentino. Starting in 2010 the winery moved to entirely organic production; the vineyards and the olive groves are therefore defended through copper and sulfur and the vineyards are worked by using green manure and organic fertilization, in the respect of the territory, the environment and our neighboring farmers.
Total wine production amounts to about 80,000 bottles per year. Chiappini produces two lines: 1) DOC Bolgheri wines, like the 100% Vermentino Le Grottine and the Bordeaux-blends Ferruggini, Felciaino and Guado de’ Gemoli, and 2) the Lienà line of single grape varietals Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. The Lienà is produced in very limited quantities, and only in outstanding vintages. It originated as Giovanni’s experiment to discover and understand how each of these grape varieties is able to express the territory.
In addition to the winery, Chiappini also has a charming agriturismo among the vineyards that provides a serene escape in the Tuscan countryside.