It was founded in 1720 by Bartolomeo Giachi, who left Florence to move to San Gimignano in the locality of Ulignano, settling in a property which included land with a very high wine vocation. Including the strategic importance of the territory, he erected the first walls here close to the Via Francigena ; the place where to lay the first stone was baptized by him "Tenuta Torciano" since it is located on the lands bathed by the ancient torrent "Borro di Torciano" .
Tenuta Torciano develops also thanks to its proximity to the Magione di Torre, the La Scala hospital and the Cistercian monks' monastery. Its wines, chianti and vernaccia, together with the appreciated hospitality, made so that the company became known throughout the region for the production and sale of wine and oil.
The 13 generations and the company today
The production is is handed down from father to son for 13 generations and, still today, is all made in Tuscany . The company counts more of 125 employees, working in wineries, wine bars, shops, hotels and warehouses with offices in America.
The development of the last few years has is concentrated on foreign markets: 80% of sales are recorded in the North America area, where is rented our company of Northbrook, owner of over 42 licenses for the distribution of wine to private consumers in the US.
Next, 5% of sales in Brazil, 2% in Asian countries - in particular South Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong - 2% in Europe and 1% in the Middle East .
In Tuscany our wines and oils of the highest quality are born and is here are the vineyards and olive groves of the Estate , which cover many hectares of land; Although still a small number compared to the cultivations of the great wine giants - such as Marchesi Antinori and Marchesi Frescobaldi - but which certainly distinguishes a production focused on the qualitative aspect of the product.