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Ambrogio Folonari and his son Giovanni are counted among Tuscany’s top winemakers, presiding over seven estates in each of Tuscany’s primary areas of production.
About the Brand
- Producing two Super Tuscan wines in the heart of the Chianti Classico region
- Expressing the proven ability of Tuscan terroir to produce world-class wines
- Folonari family has been producing wine in Tuscany for eight generations
Located in Greve in Chianti Classico, Tenuta del Cabreo was conceived to produce IGT (Indicazione Geografica Tipica) wines for two reasons: to express the innovation and creativity of contemporary Tuscan winemaking, and to exploit the enormous potential of Tuscany's soils and local traditions of producing excellent quality wines. Fittingly, a cabreo is an old, hand-drawn Tuscan map—a reminder that ancient terroirs and generations of family winegrowing anchor Tenuta del Cabreo’s highly ranked and sought-after wines.
Two Innovative Wines
Two wines are produced from two properties. The Fattoria di Zano, purchased in 1967, is graced by a lovely villa and chapel overlooking the village of Greve from the crest of a steep hillside. Here, Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon are grown for Cabreo Il Borgo. Casa di Sala, near Panzano, south of Greve, first came into production under lease in 1980 and was later purchased. Chardonnay grapes from this estate yield Cabreo La Pietra. The Zano and Casa di Sala properties together support 125 acres of vines.
The Folonari Story
The Folonari family began making wine in Tuscany in the 1700s. Today, Ambrogio Folonari and his son Giovanni are counted among Tuscany’s top winemakers, presiding over estates in each of Tuscany’s primary areas of production.
Until 2000, the extended Folonari family owned the primary Nozzole and Ruffino brands as well as some smaller estates in Tuscany. In that year, the family redefined its company structure, subdividing the estate vineyards and reapportioning brands to create two new entities, of which Ambrogio e Giovanni Folonari Tenute is one. The father and son are dedicated to producing distinctive, small production wines on new properties they have developed in addition to existing estates, creating a group of estates that is among the most prestigious and respected in Italy. Ambrogio e Giovanni Folonari Tenute includes Tenuta di Nozzole, Tenuta del Cabreo, Tenuta Campo al Mare, Tenuta la Fuga, TorCalvano, Spalletti and Santa Martina.