History of the Relais Vignale
The history that surrounds the Relais is truly fascinating and worthwhile getting to know.
The history of the Relais Vignale, which was originally a Farm, coincides with the history of Chianti Classico wine.
The first historical information about the Farm dates back to the 18th century, in the documents pertaining to the Grand Duke of Lorraine, Pietro Leopoldo. It was said that the Falconi family, who owned the Farm at that time: “… trade and send wine to England…”.
The Pianigiani family took over from the Falconi family and greatly intensified the production of wine. In August 1924, Baldassarre Pianigiani, the notary of Chianti, stipulated the document within the Vignale Farm that established “Gallo Nero”, the Consortium for the defence of typical “Chianti Classico” wine.
Evidence of this continuity can be found in the original documents kept in the archives of the Relais Vignale & Spa, where the registered office of the Chianti Centre of Historical Studies and the historical site of the Chianti Classico Gallo Nero Wine Consortium are located.
Inside the central part of the Relais, there is the Chapel of the Holy Martyrs St Fabian and St Sebastian, and of the Most Blessed Virgin of the Milk. Today, at the Relais Vignale, you can visit the private chapel and celebrate the renewal of vows.