Podere Il Balzo is located in the heart of the Chianti Rufina production area along the Sieve valley.
Purchased in the late 1960s by Ugo Ponticelli (grandfather of the current owner Paolo), it consisted of a building and a piece of land from the then Fattoria del Poggiolo.
In the mid-90s Paolo took over the management of the winery and in 1999 planted his first vineyard. In 2006 the first wine from Podere Il Balzo was produced and in 2011 the 100% Sangiovese reserve debuted. In 2015, following a violent hailstorm on one side of the rows of the most isolated vineyard of the farm, Addiaccio was produced, a wine out of the lines and of a purely artisan, genuine and frank matrix.
From 2016 the official conversion to organic begins, for an ever closer relationship with nature and for a constant commitment in certifying the results.
On 30 hectares of the company, 5 are vineyards, 3 of olive groves, the rest pasture, arable land and woods. Federico Giuntini, owner of Fattoria Selvapiana, and Franco Bernabei, expert winemaker, are external consultants for winemaking.