TENUTA MONTENISA

Calino, the Maggi counts, and the Antinori Marquises

The Montenisa Estate is located in the heart of Franciacorta, to be precise, near the hamlet of Calino. The area is uniquely characterized by ancient palaces, abbeys and small churches, perfectly integrated with the green hills and glacier-carved valleys; all silent observers of centuries of history.

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Calino

The history of this hamlet dates back in time: according to certain sources, the name is of Greek origin while others are convinced that it originates from the Latin word “callis”, a small street.

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The Maggi Counts

In 1158, the hamlet was given to a local noble family by the bishop of Brescia and, by the end of the 19th century, to Lavinia Calini, who married Gaetano Maggi. She inherited the property and it has remained within their family up to this day.

Among the family’s descendants were Count Aymo Maggi, who conceived the famous “Mille Miglia” automobile race and his wife, Countess Camilla, who lived in the splendid Villa Maggi and was a much-loved figure in Franciacorta.

In 1999, the history of the Antinori Marquises crossed paths with the Maggi counts.

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The Antinori Marquises

The vineyards surrounding the proprietary villa of the Maggi family have been the heart of the production of Marchese Antinori Franciacorta since 1999.

TENUTA MONTENISA

Calino, the Maggi counts, and the Antinori Marquises

The Montenisa Estate is located in the heart of Franciacorta, to be precise, near the hamlet of Calino. The area is uniquely characterized by ancient palaces, abbeys and small churches, perfectly integrated with the green hills and glacier-carved valleys; all silent observers of centuries of history.

THE ESTATE

Calino

The history of this hamlet dates back in time: according to certain sources, the name is of Greek origin while others are convinced that it originates from the Latin word “callis”, a small street.

THE ESTATE

The Maggi Counts

In 1158, the hamlet was given to a local noble family by the bishop of Brescia and, by the end of the 19th century, to Lavinia Calini, who married Gaetano Maggi. She inherited the property and it has remained within their family up to this day.

Among the family’s descendants were Count Aymo Maggi, who conceived the famous “Mille Miglia” automobile race and his wife, Countess Camilla, who lived in the splendid Villa Maggi and was a much-loved figure in Franciacorta.

In 1999, the history of the Antinori Marquises crossed paths with the Maggi counts.

THE ESTATE

The Antinori Marquises

The vineyards surrounding the proprietary villa of the Maggi family have been the heart of the production of Marchese Antinori Franciacorta since 1999.

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