Cerbaia encompasses fifteen hectares of vineyard and about 1.400 olive trees some of which on terraces, and woods rich in game with many trails inviting for long walks in the shade.
The main residence is on the upper heights of the property. The entire estate forms a comprehensive ecological system, creating a biodiversity favourable to a more natural treatment of our cultivation.

The name "Cerbaia", would indeed come from the surrounding hills and woods particularly rich in game

Since their construction in the XVI century, the buildings, subsequently restored in the XVIII century, were devoted to an agricultural activity. The site is very probably occupied since much longer ! The buildings were made with the famous local stone whose golden reflections change during the day according to the light of the sun. The frameworks of the openings are typically brick and, the old dovecote, with one of its windows wide open proudly dominates the main house and the valley.

Recent alterations were made to take account of contemporary life. Efforts have been made to make the most of natural energy, with for example, solar panels that ensure the provision of a portion of our energy needs. Rain water is also fully retrieved !

Extensive work was made to our vineyards since 2000 : Gradually over the years, each hectare has been replanted. Today, the vine density is about 6250 vines per hectare. In order to perpetuate the memory of the property, we nevertheless chose to keep a hectare and a half of the older vines in which our white grape varieties are concentrated. Each hectare is composed of about 3500 vines.

Every two years, any damaged vines are identified and meticulously replaced This careful management avoids the risk of irregular vine density which could adversely affect the balance of the vineyard and therefore the quality of our wines !

We allow nature to take its course to the extent possible in both the olive groves as well as in the woods, by intervening as little as possible.
Three qualified staff members work full time on the property assisted by seasonal workers during harvesting.

Louis-Marie, who is in charge of Fattoria Cerbaia since 2008, was born in Bordeaux. He grew up in the heart of the Medoc vineyards. Louis-Marie had studied history of art in Paris and decided to live in Tuscany, where he could ideally combine both of his passions, wine and art. His wife Birgit was born in Vienna, Austria, she joined him in 2010. After her studies in International Economies, she worked for several years in the Private Banking sector.