On the 16th of September 2019, Vignamaggio began picking grapes, with 30 people at work on 52 hectares of vines. A day spent in the vineyards during harvest time is quite special: there is chatter to be heard in a variety of languages, a few lively Tuscan expressions filter through the branches, and at precisely […]
The name of this plant comes from the goddess Iris, who, according to Greek mythology, carried messages for the gods. Her golden wings were said to sparkle with dew which, lit up by the sun’s rays, glistened with all the colours of the rainbow. She was, moreover, the favourite of Juno, Queen of the Gods, […]
So far, we have kept you up to date on activities in the vineyards during grape harvest season. But what happens after that? Activity now moves to the “Grape Reception” area, above of the cellar. The grapes are brought here by tractor to be washed, selected and de-stalked. After this, the grapes are pumped straight […]
We could not be prouder of our CHIANTI RASPBERRIES. Vignamaggios’ organic fruit orchard project began in 2015 on uncultivated, sunny land on the Montagliari plains. Other than pomegranates, plums, figs, apricots, apples and pears, in the cooler Mulino del Piano section, we have planted berries, such as raspberries and blackberries as well as black, white […]
This year is a special one for Vignamaggio: Our vineyard area has increased by 40% compared with last year, the quantity of hand sorted grapes will double and we will be celebrating with you, our first grape harvest after our conversion to biological farming. Share!
Spending some time in the cellar at Vignamaggio is an experience which brings us to a closer understanding of it. It allows us to discover some of the stages in a long and complex process that has been taking place here for over 600 years: winemaking. This Open Cellars weekend, we have decided to share […]