One of the most important estates in Tuscany, the scene that meets the eyes of the visitor arriving in San Felice is that of the typical Sienese
Chianti: undulating hills that slope down gently, alternating with rows of vineyards and olive groves as far as the eye can see, interrupted here and there by fields of sunflowers, centuries-old cypress trees that line the roads and farms, and thick forests. Even in winter, when the countryside loses all its colour and the landscape appears to have become monotonous and sleepy, the charm of these hills remains unaltered, thanks above all to the "surviving green" of the olive trees and cypresses which, more than anything else, are the indelible and characteristic symbol of rural Tuscany. The San Felice farmland spreads over an area of 650 hectares, all within the area of Chianti Classico DOCG, within the municipal area of Castelnuovo Berardenga and is only 17 kilometres northeast of Siena. Its altitude ranges between 300 and 450 metres above sea level. The main core of the prop- erty encircles the mediaeval village, on a plateau of roughly 50 hectares that descends southwest towards the Arbia river. Vineyards and the olive groves are the main types of cultivation on this farmland, the remaining property is mainly covered by woods. The vineyards that belong to San Felice spread over 180 hectares, most of which have been designated as Chianti Classico DOCG. The remaining hectares belong to the Val d'Arbia DOC and above all to Igt Toscana.