Il Drago e la Fornace is a young tuscan farm located in the heart of Siena, near Colle di Val d’Elsa. It has its roots in a small village, the Fornace that, after some restoration work, gave birth to a business reality of considerable importance, which includes over two hundred hectares of red and white vineyards.
The Fornace village takes its name from its ancient role, in fact it was a brick kiln used along Francigena path, really close to this area. Since the eleventh century in the north-west area of Chianti began a production of bricks and tiles and, therefore, the presence of structures used for the production and firing of bricks and mortar: the kilns.
In the property, in the wooded areas of the hills on the west of the village, two old kilns were found and they are also called “carbonaie”. These two jewels belong to the history and they give the name to our flagship wines: two Super Tuscan wines, Carbonaie and Carboncino.
Il Drago e la Fornace, in a few years of activity, has collected numerous successes, including the gold medal for the Carbonaie wine (Sangiovese in purity, Super Tuscan) at the Wine & Siena 2017, event organized by the Merano Wine Festival.