A U n i q u e T u s c a n E x p e r i e n c e

Unique Experiences at Poggio ai Laghi Winery:
a Chianti journey through wine, art and legend near Monteriggioni

Discover Tuscany rich culture and tradition through the history of Donna Ava and her handmaids and the taste of the finest wines

AGRICOLA POGGIO AI LAGHI:
TASTING OF WINES, OILS & VINEGARS

A gorgeous tasting of Chianti wines and oils and balsamic vinegars at Poggio ai Laghi Winery close to Monteriggioni. An in-depth Italian and Tuscan culture, an immersive experience that engages all your senses.

Details: 1 hour

Price: Starting from € 32 per person : (tip, taxes included)

CHIANTI LUNCH WITH WINE TASTING AT
POGGIO AI LAGHI WINERY

The simplest yet most exquisite way to discover the tastes of Tuscany is enjoying a lunch at Poggio ai Laghi winery. A three-course meal prepared exclusively by our chef that will inspire your palate.

Details: 2 hour

Price: Starting from € 44 per person : (tip, taxes included)

ROMANTIC DINNER IN THE VINEYARD OF
POGGIO AI LAGHI WINERY

Experience the hospitality of Poggio ai Laghi between the rows of vineyards. A romantic experience immersed in the splendid estate close to Monteriggioni, to discover all the beauty of this famous area.

Details: 3 hour

Price: Starting from € 100 per person : (tip, taxes included)

TUSCAN AND ITALIAN COOKING CLASS WITH AUTHENTIC RECIPES

Agricola Poggio ai Laghi is located in the Chianti area in the heart of Tuscany a few minutes from the medieval small town of Monteriggioni. You will learn you how to cook delicious Italian recipes

Details: 3 hour

Price: Starting from € 150 per person : (tip, taxes included)

ROUTES OF TUSCAN TASTE TOUR IN SAN GIMIGNANO MONTERIGGIONI

A day of full immersion in the most genuine Tuscan lifestyle: a unique Chianti Experience including San Gimignano and Monteriggioni with the amazing wines of Poggio ai Laghi Winery

Details: 8 hour

Price: Starting from € 138,75 per person : (tip, taxes included)

WINE SAFARI: TOUR OF POGGIO AI LAGHI VINEYARDS WITH A VINTAGE OFF-ROAD

An unforgettable experience through the lush landscapes of the vineyards, immersed in the rich history and tradition of Tuscan winemaking, culminating with a tasting of Poggio ai Laghi wines, oils & vinegars

Details: 2 hour

Price: Starting from € 172 per person : (tip, taxes included)

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Poggio ai Laghi is nestled in the historic Chianti region near the medieval town of Monteriggioni. Here we follow the strictest italian traditions to produce our Chiantis, Classico and Riserva. This uniquely italian method of producing wine is also followed in the production of our Supertuscans where the lack of DOCG restraints has alloted us the creative freedom to produce some truly exquisit wines. Despite being in the heart of a Red wine country, we offer a unique veriety of Vermentino white wines. Alongside our wines we also produce divine Balsamic DOP vinegars made in our cellars in the small town of Modena.

Francesco Sguazzi, the eccentric and passion driven Volterra-born entrepreneur and patron of Poggio ai Laghi, talks about his dream in Chianti:

“Poggio ai Laghi represents the opportunity to enhance the believe in what I am proud of: ‘made in Italy’. We consider italian wine to be an ambassador of our beautiful country to the world. Made in Italy represents quality and beauty unparalleled in wine culture. Quality of the grapes, the final product and the beauty that is expressed by our country from art to culture is recognized all over the world. Thanks to the art that is winemaking, our wines unite the history and identity of Monteriggioni and Chianti.”

The owner

T h e S t o r y B e h i n d O u r W i n e r y

Along the Francigena near Monteriggioni on February 4, 1001 Donna Ava, widow of Ildebrando Signore di Staggia, founded with her children the Benedictine monastery of Abbadia Isola, richly endowing it with goods.
Legend has it that Donna Ava since the Middle Ages took care of her people through her seven handmaids, each of whom had a special dowry: Firmina Love, Aranda Happiness, Lucilla Freedom, Oletta Time, Arella Well-being, Arania Harmony, Nina Communion.
Poggio ai Laghi’s wines are dedicated to Donna Ava and her handmaids.

Poggio ai Laghi

D O N N A A V A A N D T H E 7 H A N D M A I D S

Experience

A u n i q u e T u s c a n E x p e r i e n c e

We can use a thousand words to tell you about the land of Chianti, but nothing like
smelling its scents, tasting its flavors and grasping its secrets between glass and fork
will be able to make you understand why we love our land.

SUPERTUSCAN TOSCANA IGT – 2021

DONNA AVA

For the 2021 vintage of Donna Ava, Poggio ai Laghis’ flagship wine, the winemaker Filippo Mazzorana has decided to work with a varietal that most distinguishes the estate between the wt o medieval lakes of Monteriggioni

 
CHIANTI RISERVA DOCG

Oletta 2020

The Chianti Riserva DOCG is one of the symbolic Tuscan wines, with its minimum percentage of 70% of Sangiovese, the king grape of Tuscany

 
 
 
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ARANIA AMPHORA 2018

Arania Amphora si the aged version of the estate’s Vermentino (Arania). A wine of just 1 lot consisting in just a few hundred bottles per vintage, aged in hand-made terracotta amphorae of Tuscan craftsmanship tradition, which allow the evolution of Arania’s olfactive characteristics without the loosing intensity of aromas.
 
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Wine and Art at Poggio ai Laghi

The Poggio ai Laghi winery is indeed located along the Francigena route, precisely near Monteriggioni. On February 4th, 1001, Donna Ava,

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O u r W i n e r y

Poggio ai Laghi has 10 different locations for events and tastings dedicated to different types of wine lovers,
from beginners to the most demanding. Among these the Vinsantaia and two barrel cellars. The cellar is easily accessible
(1.5 km from the Monteriggioni exit of the highway) both from Siena and Florence, by car, bus and
minibuses. This peculiarity combined with the spaces it offers immersed in the Tuscan countryside, makes the cellar
ideal place to host private and corporate events. (parties, conventions, weddings, meetings…)

In fact, Poggio ai Laghi has
8 internal rooms
10 different locations for small and large groups (up to 400 guests)
spaces in the vineyard for dinners, lunches and picnics
external area
multiple themed private spaces

Milestones

D i s c o v e r C h i a n t i H i s t o r y

1001

Ava Zenovi dei Lombardi

(Donna AVA) fonda il Monastero benedettino di Abbadia Isola

1201

1° Trattato di pace

di Fonterutoli tra Firenze e Siena: la Repubblica senese si annette a Montalcino

1208

2° Trattato di pace

di Fonterutoli tra Firenze e Siena: la Repubblica senese rinuncia a Poggibonsi

1250

Firenze

divide i suoi territori in Leghe: Radda in Chianti diventa capoluogo del Chianti

1384

La Lega del Chianti

Istituita dalla Repubblica fiorentina, nasce per difendere i suoi confini meridionali dagli attacchi nemici

1444

San Michele (29 settembre)

è il giorno prima di cui la Lega del Chianti stabilisce non si può vendemmiare nelle sue Leghe

1716

Il Granduca di Toscana

Cosimo III de’ Medici fissa i confini della zona di produzione del Chianti

1872

Il Barone Bettino Ricasoli,

Gonfaloniere di Firenze e Presidente del Consiglio dei Ministri del Regno d’Italia, crea la formula del vino Chianti

1924

A Radda in Chianti

33 produttori di Chianti fondano un Consorzio di Tutela della qualità e dell’immagine del proprio vino

1932

Il suffisso “Classico”

da aggiungere ai propri vini, viene rivendicato dai produttori inclusi nei confini del bando di Cosimo III de’ Medici

1967

Chianti e Chianti Classico

ricevono dal Ministero dell’Agricoltura la Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC)

1984

Chianti e Chianti Classico

ricevono dal Ministero dell’Agricoltura la Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG)

1996

Il Chianti Classico

cessa di essere una sotto zona del Chianti e diventa una Denominazione autonoma

2021

Inizia il percorso

per inserire il “Paesaggio culturale del Chianti Classico” nella lista del Patrimonio Mondiale Culturale e Naturale Unesco