History

LaChiusa

La Chiusa dates back to the Etruscans in 1000 BC–we have several Etruscan tombs on the property.  Our land was originally owned by a Roman soldier named Ansano Landucci whose family became members of the nobility in  ancient Tuscany.  It was passed down generation to generation in his family.  Afterwards, a toll and guard complex was built to collect taxes from travelers on the ancient Montefollonico to Montepulciano road in the 800s.  In the 1200s the large kitchen was used by area farm houses as a collective kitchen.  In in the 1500s it was turned into an olive mill where it was enclosed by 1000s of olive trees–thus the name ” La Chiusa (the closed).  It was transformed into a hotel and restaurant in the 1970s.

We make our own olive oil from our trees. We have 6 different types:  Leccino, Maremmano, Oreolo, Pendolino, Correggiolo, and Frantoioe.  Our trees grow and live in an extraordinary environmental panorama.  Cultivated with respect for people, tradition and our territory.  We produce an oil with a balanced and authentic flavor of things made with love.

Montefollonico

La Chiusa dates back to the Etruscans in 1000 BC–we have several Etruscan tombs on the property.  Our land was originally owned by a Roman soldier named Ansano Landucci whose family became members of the nobility in  ancient Tuscany.  It was passed down generation to generation in his family.  Afterwards, a toll and guard complex was built to collect taxes from travelers on the ancient Montefollonico to Montepulciano road in the 800s.  In the 1200s the large kitchen was used by area farm houses as a collective kitchen.  In in the 1500s it was turned into an olive mill where it was enclosed by 1000s of olive trees–thus the name ” La Chiusa (the closed).  It was transformed into a hotel and restaurant in the 1970s.

We make our own olive oil from our trees. We have 6 different types:  Leccino, Maremmano, Oreolo, Pendolino, Correggiolo, and Frantoioe.  Our trees grow and live in an extraordinary environmental panorama.  Cultivated with respect for people, tradition and our territory.  We produce an oil with a balanced and authentic flavor of things made with love.