Podere Capaccia is located on a hilltop overlooking the Pesa river valley of Radda in Chianti. The buildings that make up Capaccia are the ruins of a medieval village dating back to the 12th and 14th centuries. After WWII, the farm was abandoned as the owners sought fortune elsewhere. In the early 1970’s the property was revived and quickly developed into an award winning wine producer. The estate is undergoing another rebirth with newly planted vineyards and the construction of a new winery. The future of Podere Capaccia lies safely in the hands of Belgian owner Herman de Bode.
The vineyards of Podere Capaccia are blessed with ideal grape growing conditions. The soils are prominently sandstone, limestone and shale with exceptional drainage and structure that allow for deep root growth. With an altitude of 550 meters above sea level, the air temperatures cool down at night even during the hottest period of the summer, this allows for a slow and balanced maturation of the fruit. With a southern exposure, the vineyards are able to receive all the necessary sunlight to ensure that the grapes achieve perfect ripeness.