As soon as you step into these fields, you feel the hospitable embrace of the land and its ancient connection with the landscape: from the Etruscans who introduced the vine and the olive tree, to the Romans who stayed there.
There is historical evidence of Radda in Chianti since the year 1000 and the area has always been characterized by being a very active feudal and agricultural center, under the influence of the Florentine Republic.
The League of Chianti Classico
Due to its strategic importance it became in 1384 the capital of the historic League of Chianti a military organization that had the task of administering the territory and defending its southern borders from enemy attacks under the emblem of the Black Rooster and with the subdivision into Terzieri.
Since in the following years there was no longer a need to protect the borders of the Chianti region, the league continued its activities on the civil level and on matters concerning the cultivation of the land. The vineyard management was one of its main interests: general rules for proper wine production were drawn up. Therefore was born one of the first protected denomination of origin: the Chianti Classico.
Radda in Chianti
In this context lies Podere Terreno, in the northern side of Radda in Chianti, where our vineyards are located in a strip of land among the ridges, the Pesa stream and the wood. The landscape derives from sharecropping and in particular the Volpaia ridge is one of the few existing examples that remained unchanged since the sharecropping period, maintaining the classic farm layout. From the very beginning it was a farm known not only for the quality of its wines but also for being a place of welcome and pilgrimage, being at the center of an important crossroads between Siena and Florence.