Il Colombaio di Santa Chiara
San Gimignano, Tuscany
The farm Il Colombaio di Santa Chiara is located near San Gimignano, on the hills of Siena and belongs to the Logi family for about half a century. Il Colombaio di Santa Chiara turned into a winery in 2002, when the youngest son of the Logi family, Alessio, had already started his Oenology studies and wanted to put his efforts and passion to good use in this work. In that moment his two older brothers – Giampiero and Stefano decided to join him in the wonderful and complex world of wine. Few years before they had purchased the San Donato Parish with its parsonage and fields. Their first, small wine cellar was built there, giving them the chance to start making wine. Their father Mario has always been there to help and to support his sons with his extensive knowledge of the vines.
The vineyard started originally with 12 acres and has now 54 acres, including 3,000 olive trees. Always attentive to the territory and for obtaining high quality wines, this family cultivates the native vines with rigorous biological techniques. Grape harvesting takes place only at full ripeness and the cassettes are transported directly to the cellar. Here they are again selected, cleaned and started to macerate. Winemaking is strictly carried out at controlled temperature, with the aim of enhancing the characteristics of the vine, especially the vernaccia.
Their single vineyards “Campo della Pieve” and “L’Albereta” have been continuously awarded with the prestigious Gambero Rosso awards.
Annual production: 90,000 bottles.