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 […]
At Vignamaggio we love post cards. And we love even more to see our guests thinking about a nice sentence to write down for someone special. We like the idea that in your mailbox you’ll find, in between the fliers concerning discount offers or the bills, a lovely message from someone who thought about you […]
BINO’S LIBRARY In 1926 the Countess Elena Castelbarco and her husband Fabio Sanminiatelli, moved to Vignamaggio, where they lived for many years, breathing new splendour into the villa, restoring the gardens and inviting illustrious guests to cultural and social events at the villa. Fabio, known as “Bino” Sanminiatelli (Florence, 1896-1984) writer, journalist and artist, dedicated […]
On the occasion of La Festa della Liberazione (Freedom Day) and Il Primo Maggio (Workers Day), we thought it apt to interview Guido, employee with the longest and most diverse career at Vignamaggio. Guido is 80 years old and his family has worked here for generations. His memories are not merely of occasions and of […]
Sul nostro sito abbiamo aggiunto 3 nuove gallery, 3 raccolte di immagini che descrivono diversi aspetti della vita a Vignamaggio: la prima è Dolce Vita, un album in bianco e nero di gesti quotidiani o sguardi. Ecco un’anteprima di quello che vedrete sfogliando la gallery in home. Share!