The winery that produces the wine Chianti Classico operates within the walls of the Castello di Volpaia, a fortified village of medieval origin. The first document in which the village was clearly mentioned was written at Cintoia, another small village about 12 miles (19 kilometres) south of Florence, on April 21, 1172. It notes that the brothers Franculus and Galfredus da Cintoia, after having obtained the consent of their father and of "Liquiritia, uxor Franculi" (wife of Franculus), have obtained a loan of 28 silver pounds from Spinello da Montegrossoli. Their possessions, situated in the "court and castle of Vulpaio," were offered as security for repayment of the loan. The document was published by L. Pagliai in che Regesta Chartarum Italiae (page 217).PutCastello di Volpaia into our Radda in Chianti route builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
Tours To Castello di Volpaia
Private wine tour of Chianti (chauffeured) BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $198
Duration: 6 hours 45 minutes
Tuscan Culture day, sculpture, wine and historic gardens/views BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $178
Duration: 7 hours
Castello di Volpaia Reviews
We recently visited this winery and were able to tour the property. The setting is beautiful and the drive up the hill is gorgeous. The tour was excellent. Our guide Matilde was extremely... more »
This was a return visit for some members of our family who liked it a lot when they visited the first time a few years ago. We came here for lodging and as a base for visiting nearby towns. We did... more »
Amazing tour, I highly recommend it. Volpaia has a lot of charm, the tour is done by someone very knowledgeable about their wine and the tasting is worth it both for the ambiance and the wines tasted.
Great wine tour and tasting. Guide knew a lot about history og wine, history and legislation in Italy
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