Fattoria La Striscia
Arezzo, Tuscany Italy
Among the vineyards of the Aretine Hills, just 1 km far away from the historical center of Arezzo, was built in 1500 and enlarged in 1800, has been restored and transformed into five charming and warmly-colored apartments. The estate includes the villa, a park, and the vineyards for a total of 14.4 Hectares. Once the summer residence of the Occhini family from Florence, the villa, currently leased to a private organization and managed by Ilaria Occhini, a well-known Italian television and stage actress whose success was at its peak between 1960 and 1970. Ilaria Occhini has dedicated herself to restoring the farm adjoining the villa, transforming it into a 5-apartment country inn.
The farm’s vineyards comprise 14.4 hectares of high-quality Chianti DOCG vineyards. In 2000, the winery launched a vineyard re-structuring program, adopting the most up-to-date practices, replanting vineyards with South and Southeast exposition. This philosophy, in conjunction with a modernized cellar, has yielded a new wine, beginning with the 2001 vintage, OCCHINI IGT, a Tuscan red wine.