Pancole is a village in Tuscany, central Italy, administratively a frazione of the commune of San Gimignano in the province of Siena, 3.5 miles (5.6km) north-west of the town itself and 31 miles (50 km) from Siena. Pancole has been inhabited since the thirteenth century and lies on the Via Francigena (pilgrims’ route). Local religious buildings include the 14th-century Sanctuary of the Madonna di Pancole and the Parish church of Santa Maria Assunta in Cellole dating from around 1,000 AD. In the 1950s the area attracted an influx of farmer-winegowers from Le Marche (eg. Cesani).

Terroir: Among best sub-zones in San Gimignano, the coolest zone and with wide diurnal temperature ranges. Elevation of 250m (the peak of the township of San Gimigano is 320 metres). South or south west facing. Good soil, comprising sand and clay. Panoramic views.

Population: 105 (2001).

Wineries

Certified organic: Azienda Agricola San Quirico. | Cesani. | Fattoria di Pancole.

No certification: Casa alle Vacche. | Vagnoni.