Valdonica is located in the hills of Maremma – in Southern
Tuscany. Grapes and hearts are spoilt by the magic view across
rolling hills, the fertile flatlands and the blue sparkling
Valdonica offers guestrooms into the "Cantina" as well as into
the "Villas" – all materials used are biologic and organic and
the construction follows the latest low-energy concepts. Small
details and precious materials add to the quality of the place.
It is Valdonica´s aim to establish itself as the premium
Sangiovese producer in this little known wine producing corner
of the Maremma. The perfectly south-facing slopes open
spectacular views on the Mediterrean Sea and the island of
Dive into Valdonica, stay in one of our new guest rooms, here
meets contemporary design with wine-farming tradition! Many
arrive as guest - and return as a Friend...
All newly built by integrating traditional Tuscany architecture
with modern design and with leading edge ecological technology –
to draw the beauty of nature to the inside, to draw you to the
Every Guestroom has its private garden with deckchairs, tables
and sunshades. Roses and lavender enhance the fragrances of
nature. Or you might wish to sip a glass of wine, read your
favorite book, chat with your fellow guests in the lounge chairs
of one of the Terraces: The Forum´s Terrace overlooking our
Ouverture Vineyard, the Degustation Terrace overlooking Maremma
and the Mediterranean Sea.
On sunny days breakfast is provided on the Forum´s Terrace: In
the shade of the Pergola with a view on the vineyards and the
endlessness of Maremma. When it gets colder, breakfast is
provided on our Forum´s Table in the Cantina, center of
Valdonica´s social life: This is where we cook, dine and wine,
this is where we reflect, philosophy and discuss... Breakfast
ranges from home-made marmelade to ham and cheese from local
producers. If it´s your daily muesli or your special brewed
coffee – it´s there.
The residence has lots of lounges and terraces overlooking the
gardens and hills. There is a private outdoor pool at the
property's historic manor house, a 20-minute walk or 5-minute
Rooms: There are a total of 8 rooms in the property.
Double-Room: Those guest-rooms are with adjoining bathroom.
Through a glass-door, they open up to the private garden -
facing the morning sun.
Master-Room: Those guest-rooms are with adjoining bathroom.
Through a glass-door, they open up to the private garden -
facing the vineyards and the evening sun.
Suite: Through the entry-room you reach the two double-rooms and
the bathroom. Each double-room has access to its private terrace
- both terraces are side by side, facing perfectly south
Beds out of 400 years old oak – hand-made in modern design: We
found old wine-barrels – taller than humans, thicker than any of
today´s barrels: Over the centuries their wood got inflitrated
by wine and by its crystallisations. Integrated into finest
carpenter-work you feel the touch of bygone quality and spirit
Healthy floor cooling and heating system: For a balanced and
healthy room climate we believe in a cooling/heating system
integrated in the floor of your rooms – and traditional shutters
to protect your room from sun-light
Minibar, Satellite TV, kettle... and literature: If it´s a cool
glass of white wine, your special TV-Show, a cup of tea... you
find all of it in your room. From the owners library you find
selected books or you might leave a book for coming guests.
Sunbathing, reading, writing on your Private Terrace: Every
guest has a private terrace – equipped with table, bench and
umbrella… or you might wish to relax in the desk chairs of our
Cooking / Dining & Wining / Living Lounge at the Forum: At the
Cantina´s Forum you meet other guests and Valdonica Team
Members: One massive table, built from 400 years old oak, is the
central get-together place. If you feel for cooking – feel free
to use the kitchen: We might ask you for joining into your meal.
If you feel for playing the piano – feel free to use our grand
piano: We might ask you for listening to your music. Through a
glass wall the Forum opens full view into our Bariccaia – where
the wines are aging in oak barrels: The Gral of Valdonica.
Villa Double: Those guestrooms are with adjoining toilet and
separate private bath. Grand glass-doors open up to the private
terrace with a spectacular view across the vineyards to the
Villa Master-Double: This guestroom is with a canopy-bed, an
open Fire-Place and with integrated bathroom-facilities
including a handmade stone-sink. Grand glass-doors open towards
the private terrace with spectacular view across the vineyards
to the Mediterranean Sea – the ultimate of romance!
Villa Valdonica: 2 Double-Rooms and 1 Master-Double including 3
bathrooms/4 toilets, 3 terraces and a Cooking/Dining/Living
Lounge with open-fire place and grand sliding glass doors to the
Spectacular Setting: Nestled in the vineyards, surrounded by
Oak-Trees, close by the Pond - with a "goddish" view across the
hills of Maremma to the Mediterranean Sea with its Island of
Giglio. Surrounded by pure nature - without any sign of
Sleeping in Farmhouse-Coziness: All bedrooms walls and floors
are made from solid wood and are built in traditional wooden
roof-beam construction including handmade clay tiles - all in
organic materials. Well isolated: Keeps you cool in summer and
warm in winter . The Master-Room warms with its private
Spacious Cooking / Dining & Wining / Living Lounge: Grand
sliding glass doors make inside-outside confluent: This is where
you meet your Villa fellow-guest. You might wish to light the
Open-Fire Place, cook a meal for your beloved ones or read a
book from the Owner´s Library.
Private Terraces for every Bedroom - or you relax around the
Kitchen Garden, the Lavender Garden with your fellow guests:
Inspirational spots all around for your sunbathing, reading,
Here meets traditional Handicraft and Ecolocy: Hand-Carpentered
kitchen from solid wood - with Miele technology, hand-made
Stone-Sink from local Valdonica-Stone in Master-Bedroom,
certified Low-Energy Concept throughout the building: Enhancing
sun-warming in winter and earth-cooling in the summer.
Wine Interest & Activities
...to create the best Sangiovese in Maremma – by freeing up
nature´s upmost energy for flourishing our grapes and wines to
High Altitude Vineyards: Our vineyards stretch up to 1500ft –
the highest Sangiovese Vineyards in Maremma
Mediterranean Sea Climate: The closeness of the Sea provides a
cooling breeze for the vines – minimizing disease and enabling
Volcanic soil: The volcano of Sassoforte left 20 millions year
ago volcanic soil for the vines. Additionally we find typical
clay soil as well as sandy soil in our vineyards.
9 Types of Sangiovese: After careful consideration of
soil-structure and micro-climate we planted nine types of
Sangiovese in separate vinyards.
Biologic & Organic: We planted vines in virgin soil and we take
care of them by using solely natural procedures – we are a
certified biologic and organic farm. Prunining, weeding,
tying…we do it all by hand.
Manual Harvest: We harvest, according to the grapes readiness-
regardless of calendar dates. All harvesting by the hands of
Valdonica Team and their families. De-stemming follows
immediately after harvesting during night hours.
Small Batch Fermentation: We ferment in buckets, each vineyard
location separately. Hand-plunging three times a day keeps us
Maturation in Barrique: All our red wines, partly our white
wines mature in oak barrels from mainly French producers. We
carefully select the right wood for the right grapes. Barrels
are used at a maximum of five years.
Barrel Selection & Bottle Maturation: We carefully follow the
wines during maturation to find out the best fit barrels for
each of our wines. Once bottled, our wines mature for at least
12 months in bottles before we release them.
Biolocigal & Organic: Fermentation and maturation follow strict
biological and organic guidelines. Fermentation initiates
spontaneously with natural yeast from Valdonica vineyards. It
all happens in our newly built Cantina - with latest ecological
Familiarize with our wines along one of our wine-tastings. Meet
your hosts and your fellow guests along our weekly VALDONICA
Dinner in the Wine-Cellar: We celebrate traditional Maremma
Cuisine and Valdonica wines in a festive setting.
Mersino (50% Trebbiano-50% Malvasia)
Ballarino (100% Vermentino)
Arnaio (95% Sangiovese-5% Cabernet Sauvignon)
Saragio (100% Sangiovese)
Baciólo (100% Sangiovese - Valdonica´s Riserva).
Valdonica is located in the hills of Maremma, in Southern
Tuscany, near the ancient village of Sassofortino. The Valdonica
is a 30-minute drive from Grosseto and 50 km from the coast of
Valdonica Winery & Residence
Swimming Pool: Yes
Wine Tours: Yes