Three generations of tradition
The origins of the La Croce estate date back to the 1960s, when brothers Dario and Mario Zari,
descendants of a family of generations of farmers, bought a 16-hectare farm in the heart of Chianti
They passed on their passion for cultivating the land and making wine and oil, which stood out for
their excellent quality right from the start, to their four sons Renzo, Ademaro, Ivo and Sergio who,
united like their fathers and with the same enthusiasm, followed in their footsteps and expanded
the property. Over the years, with investments in new land and the construction of a new cellar,
the small farm grew into a structured business, without, however, losing the family spirit that has
characterised it since its origins.
The tradition continues today with the third generation: Alessandro, Silvio and Luigi have linked
historical working practices with innovation. Technology, research and experimentation make it
possible to maintain high quality levels in all winemaking and ageing operations and to expand the
range of products presented to the market every year.
A look at the landscape
You will find us in Castellina in Chianti, not far from the Sant'Agnese Nature Reserve, the only
Italian example of a natural cypress grove with spontaneous renewal.
The estate currently extends over about 140 hectares, 60 of which are vineyards, and 15 are
dedicated to the cultivation of about 3500 olive trees. In addition to the winery and the historical
farmhouse, there is a shop, which offers visitors the chance to taste and purchase all our products.