Farm products

Bio-Energy Sustainable Farm

Villa Grassina

Villa Grassina consists of 53 hectares of forest and agricultural land which is of a hilly nature, situated at an altitude of 420 metres above sea level. The importance of agriculture and the relationship between man and land is still preserved as in the roots of the peasant farming culture and today still helps to upkeep the agricultural landscape.
Land of wine, oil, cheese, bread and many other typical products each characterized by it's own flavour, based on the authenticity of these products and our farming culture.
The importance of preserving the environment has led the farm to make choices regarding energy saving systems, reduction of polluting emissions, the introduction of organic farming and as a result is a farm with a low impact on the environment.

The farm has a photovoltaic system for the production of electrical energy, thermal solar panels for hot water and a boiler fueled by biomass for hot water and heating.
In our shop, apart from our own products of olive oil, honey, jams, you can purchase a selection of Chianti Rufina wines and other handcrafts available from the best local producers.

Our territory consists of:

  • Coppice forest: 18 acres
  • Tall forests and mixed terrain: 15 acres
  • Vegetable garden: 1 acre
  • Olive groves: 16 acres
  • Chestnut trees: 1 acre
  • Fruit trees: 1 acre
Villa Grassina Extra Virgin Olive Oil Bio

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Our olive oil is extracted using a cold press system using three different varieties of selected olives (Frantoio, Maraiolo & Leccino).

The olives are picked by hand in the month of November and are pressed within 36 hours of picking. We have a total of 5400 trees grown in a particular terrain and the climatic altitude make it suitable for producing an excellent olive oil.

An extra virgin olive oil healthyfull of fragrance and freshness, long shelf life, and low acidity..

The fragrance, aroma, fruity taste of medium intensity with notes of herbs, almonds, and artichokes is slightly bitter and peppery and together with the unmistakable intense deep emerald green colour, creating an oil that reflects the characteristics of a good Tuscan olive oil.

Organic Olive Oil of Villa Grassina

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tuscan I.G.P. Florence Hills, Villa Grassina Bio

"Extra Virgin Tuscan Olive Oil Protected Geographical Indication" means buying an excellent product controlled at every stage of production, in accordance with the rules laid down by the disciplinary consortium of Olio IGP Toscano, which guarantees the quality and traceability at every stage of production.

At Villa Grassina there is a further selection of the already good traditional extra virgin olive oil we produced. In particular, this kind of olive oil has hints of almond and artichoke even more than the other type of olive oil we produce, and this one is also accompanied by fruity smell and taste.
These characteristics are specific to the parameters that distinguish quality and typicality of this kind of olive oil and for this reason it has been mentioned several times in the selection of Tuscan oils released by the region.

Tuscan Honey Villa Grassina

Wildflower & Chestnut Honey

The mild climate, the countryside with its numerous blooms, proximity to the forest, low pollution make the area around Villa Grassina is ideal for good honey production.
We produce mainly "Millefiori", a wildflower honey, fluid in consistency and grainy with a sweet taste and slighlt bitter aftertaste.
The other two varieties are niche products such as "Acacia" honey, light yellow in colour and almost transparent with a delicate flavour and "Chestnut" honey, dark in color with a bitter flavour and an aroma reminiscent of the forest.

From the fruit of our land

Jams & Preserves

The restoration of the old chestnut forest on the farm, in addition to planting other typical fruit trees has led to a production of different types of jams.
Small niche products such as quince, fig and strawberry jams and other products made from chestnuts such as chestnuts in Chianti wine, chestnuts in coffee syrup, chestnuts with Vin Santo and honey, and chestnut cream spread made with chocolate and rum. Together with our Villa olives prepared from an old country recipe originally made by local farm wives.