The Property

On the hills northeast of Florence, at an altitude ranging from 200 to 400 meters above sea level, is the Bossi Estate, owned by Bernardo Gondi and his sister Donatella.
The estate covers an area of 315 hectares, 18 of which are planted to vineyards, olive groves and woods.

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The present life of the Estate began after World War II, when it was converted by Giuliano Gondi from a farm operating on the métayage system to one directly managed by the owners employing wage earners, with the introduction of new technologies and mechanized equipment.
At Giuliano’s death in 1962, his son Bonaccorso continued this work of modernisation, replanting all of the vineyards, some of the olive groves and cultivating part of the land to grain, with the application of modern techniques. He was one of the first to engage in agritourism, converting some of the farmhouses, no longer inhabited, into apartments for tourists.
Today’s owners, Marchese Bernardo Gondi and his sister Donatella, are continuing to manage, transform and develop the Estate, assisted at times by Bernardo’s sons, Gerardo and Lapo.
The Gondi family’s commitment to Florentine agriculture has never flagged over the years. Giuliano, in fact, was President of the Florence Provincial Union of Agriculturists immediately after World War II, while Bonaccorso was President of the Regional Federation of Agriculturists from 1983 to 1989.
Subsequently, Bernardo was President of the Provincial Union of Agriculturists in Florence from 2000 to 2007, and a Board Member of the Florence Chamber of Commerce for 15 years. He has served as President of the Special Chemical Laboratory of the Chamber of Commmerce, Board Member of the Chianti Wine Consortium, Vice President of the Chianti Rufina Consortium, Vice President of the Wine Road of Chianti Rufina and Pomino Association, and Board Member of the Florence Stock Breeders Association. He is currently Vice President of the Game Producers Association; President of the Hunting and Territorial Environment of the Regional Federation of Agriculturists, a member of the Academy of Georgophiles, and a member of the Steering Committee of the Fondazione Ente Cassa di Risparmio of Florence.
Bernardo and Donatella Gondi are continuing the family tradition through their efforts to maintain all that their ancestors have accomplished: protecting the integrity and beauty of the environment in which the estate is situated, and remaining true to the philosophy that has always distinguished the Bossi Estate, that is, the on-going search for superb quality in its products, a goal achieved through scrupulously correct processes and the constant improvement of every factor involved in production.