W i n e & A r t

The Winery

C h i a n t i a n d t h e T e r r i t o r y


Poggio ai Laghi winery is located in the heart Chianti, an area renowned throughout the world for its historical location of the production of excellent wines. The winery was born on a knoll between two lakes that border the estate: Lago Oscuro and Lago di Sant’Antonio. The knoll and the two lakes create a microclimate favorable to the cultivation of vines: in fact, the temperature range produces grapes with a particularly high brix number (sugar content of the grape), and the consistent air flow allows for coastal grapes to be grown organically in the heart of the Chianti region.


Poggio ai Laghi's vineyard

Obviously the bulk of Italian wine is created from Sangiovese, the mother of all grapes in Tuscany. However; our vineyards are flanked on either side by rows of Alicante, Shiraz, Colorino, Canaiolo Nero and Merlot.

Poggio ai Laghi

P o g g i o a i L a g h i ' s v i n e y a r d


W i n e a n d A r t

The walls of this Tuscan winery vibrate with the story of these 8 women

Valdelsa artist

thanks in part to the life-size mural created by Valdelsa artist Maria Chiara Viviani. Donna Ava and her 7 handmaids (Lucilla, Oletta, Nina, Arania, Aranda, Arella and Firmina) are immortalized in the Poggio ai Laghi winery embracing the wines dedicated to them and greeting visitors with a happy wish:

Poggio ai Laghi Wines

A wish faithfully featured behind each label of Poggio a Laghi wines. The labels of the wines dedicated to the seven handmaids, are also designed by Viviani, for a unique collection with multiple meanings:


The gaze of each handmaid, the very colors chosen to represent them, along with the number 7 that runs through their history and that of Countess Ava, encapsulate holistic meanings, the result of an in-depth study of these historical figures who lived on Montemaggio around the year 1000, and are still beloved by the local population today.

“In every sip of our wines you will find the good fortune we have cultivated in these vineyards.”