Vineyards

The vineyards which surround the abbey have belonged to the Antinori family since 1987. Currently there are 56 hectares (140 acres) planted to Sangiovese (utilizing selections of the finest clones of the variety chosen in very old vineyards at the Tenuta Tignanello estate, planted with a vine density of 5000-7000 plants per hectare and trained to a cordon de Royat system) and, to a very limited extent, to Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Badia a Passignano also has 19 hectares (37 acres) of olive groves planted with the Frantoio, Leccino, and Moraiolo olive varieties.

Cellars

The monastery, which was the residence of the founder of the Vallombrosian order, belongs to the monks, while Antinori has the use of the splendid old cellars located directly beneath the monastery. The cellars have vaulted ceilings and thick walls, and are a perfect environment for the aging of the wines, as they maintain constant temperatures and humidity throughout the year. They hold approximately two thousand 60 gallon  barrels coopered from French oak for the production of the Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico Riserva.