Castello di Poppiano is an impressive medieval building erected around the turn of the first millennium as a fortress for the external defence of the town of Florence. It has been the property of the Guicciardini for almost nine hundred years since the XII century. In the XVI certury it was owned by the Historian Francesco Guicciardini author of the “Historia d’ Italia”. Ferdinando Guicciardini , the present owner, inherited Castello di Poppiano and its estate in 1962. Castello di Poppiano is located in the area of “Chianti Colli Fiorentini” (“Chianti Hills of Florence”).

The Estate extends over 265 ha (650 acres) of which 130 ha (320 acres) are vineyards.  Fermenting and maturing in traditional oak casks for Chianti Colli Fiorentini, and in barriques for IGT wines takes place in the old cellar below the Castle adding smoothness and lushness to the wines. The unique and fascinating “Vinsantaia” (the Vinsanto winery) with its venerable chestnut and oak “caratelli” (the typical vinsanto barrels), is housed in the Torre Grande (Main Tower) of the Castle.