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The Fattoria Betti winery

The "cantinone"



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Società Agricola Betti, via Boschetti e Campano 66, 51039 – Quarrata (PT)

The "cantinone" is one of the most peculiar buildings of the territory, an Art Nouveau structure designed to be used for viticulture.

The winery of Fattoria Betti dates to 1903, the year in which Bartolomeo Baldi, pro-great uncle of the brothers Guido and Gherardo Betti, current owners, finished its construction in the countryside of the town of Quarrata.

The structure is totally unique and out of the ordinary: it was in fact built to be destined from the beginning to viticulture, unlike other cellars that had an original residential function or were addressed to other activities. This is not its only peculiarity: its Art Nouveau architecture is a unique case in Europe.

All these characteristics have contributed to its fame, and for decades it has been so strongly rooted in the imagination of the local population that it has been renamed the “cantinone”. For a while the winery hosted the school of embroidery and filet, opened by Countess Gabriella Rasponi Spalletti.

The farm

Today the farm extends with its vineyards for a total of twenty-five hectares at an altitude of 150-200 meters. Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Canaiolo Nero, Trebbiano Toscano and Chardonnay are cultivated here. The estate also includes an olive grove of 5 hectares located at 150-200 meters above sea level, with the typical Tuscan cultivars: Moraiolo, Leccino, Frantoio and Pendolino.

Read more about the food and wine excellences of the area: Tasting the Montalbano.

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