As long as people have lived at Canneto there has been a farm.  While the activities of the farm have changed over time, the principle activity over the last one hundred years was not  producing a distinctive and special extra virgin olive oil, but providing sustenance for a number of families resident on the estate, according to the centuries old system called "mezzadria".  The farmers raised wheat for making bread, feed for livestock, fruit and vegetables, all for their own consumption.

Instead today there are about 2000 olive trees on the estate, all of which are used to produce the family's own olive oil.  To do this with the highest quality, the family continues to operate and maintain its own olive mill (frantoio), constantly updated according to the latest technology, where olive oil is also produced for our neighbors and clients who bring their olives to Canneto, usually beginning in October during the harvest.

The Fattoria also includes a small vineyard featuring mostly Sangiovese and Trebbiano grapes from which we make our modest production of house wines for the family and our guests in the old cantina of the Villa.