The Fondazione per la Tutela del Territorio del Chianti Classico – Onlus (Foundation for the Protection of Chianti Classico Territory), is a non-profit organization founded in 1991 by the Consorzio Vino Chianti Classico. Since its start the foundation’s specific mission has been to protect the territory’s environmental assets and valorize its artistic and cultural heritage.
Chianti has always been a borderland, harsh and difficult, that over the centuries thanks to human endeavor managed to become one of the world’s most appealing rural areas. In addition to being a fundament of its cultural identity, Chianti’s land is one of its main resources and therefore needs defending and protecting.
As defined by its statute, the foundation’s work focuses on two main fields: safeguarding the territory and valorizing its artistic, cultural and environmental assets.