VILLA DIEVOLE - Description
Villa Dievole is situated about 12 km north-east from Siena, 56 km south-east from Florence and about 1 km from the small village Vagliagli, in the heart of the Chianti Classico. More than 400 ha of farmland, composed of woods, hills covered with vineyards, olive groves and typical Chiant farmhouses. Some of the farmhouses, in particular those that are composing the centre of Dievole, have been changed into comfortable suites or luxury countrystyle apartments. At the guest's disposal also two panoramic swimming pools in the park and a restaurant, where it is possible to taste the typical Chianti cuisine, accompanied by Dievole wines, as well as a brand-new wine bar with terrace, where modern minimalism style and Tuscan traditions were combined perfectly.
Dievole can look back an a very antique history! Dievole (probably deriving from "dio vuole" that is god will), was founded in the far eleventh century, more precisely, on May 10, 1090, when two brothers paid two capons, three leaves of bread and six silver coins for the promise of the divine: a vineyard of Dieulele - the divine valley.
Dievole underwent a drastic change between the fiftees until the end of the sixtees, when sharecropping was abandoned and most of the farmers fled form the countryside into the new, prosperous growing cities. In the course of the following years, numerous foreign investors bought the antique Tuscan holdings; between those also a German, Mario Felice Schwenn's father.
One year later, in 1990, exactly 900 years after the foundation of Dievole, followed the Novecento Chianti Classico Riserva. Besides the great Chianti wines, Dievole does also produce young wines, the Dievolino range (white, rosé and red wine) as well as some "Supertuscans".
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