Poderi di Capo d’Uomo
The Poderi di Capo d’Uomo Estate comprises about 100 acres running along the slopes of the Monte di Capo d’Uomo.
To the west, it is bordered by the sea, and is set in its own bay. The ‘Capo d’Uomo’ is a rocky outcrop shaped like a man’s head, which stretches out into the sea from the Argentario peninsula with views towards the islands of Monte Cristo, Giglio, Isola Rossa and Giannutri.
The estate is mainly woodland, with 12 acres of vineyards, and an olive grove of over 1,100 olive trees. The estate is dominated by the 16th century Torre Senese (the Sienese tower, used as the estate symbol).
An old building has been restored to create the winery, which has a sophisticated system of temperature control for the vinification, and the bottling plant. The barrels are kept in an underground cellar, where a wood carving by Mürer of a ballerina provides a decorative touch. Between Maisto, Rosso di Capo d’Uomo, Africo, Africo Vintage, Bianco di Capo d’Uomo, Pinkus and Duncan the estate produces 15,000 bottles of wine a year. The frantoio, where the olives are crushed, is in a separate building, where 1,500-1,800 litres of Ego Non, a much esteemed extra virgin olive oil, are produced every year.
Surrounding the cellars there is an orto, with Roman artichokes and tomatoes which grow as big as melons.
The estate also offers luxury rentals. The cottages, dotted round the property, have been converted to the highest level of comfort, with air conditioning, outdoor living spaces and direct access to the sea. The main villa, L’Ottagono, recently refurbished, has a private infinity pool with spectacular sea-views, and comes with temporary membership to the nearby Beach Club. This has a charming outdoor restaurant, overlooking the Cala Piccola bay, which specialises in fish, seafood and local dishes from the Tuscan Maremma. These can be accompanied by a range of wines and olive oil from the Poderi di Capo d’Uomo.
View a selection of the Capo d’Uomo Estate’s produce available to purchase