The first evidence of the farm dates back to the end of the 15th century, during the Renaissance. At that time, Florence was ruled by the Medici dynasty, which, under the reign of Lorenzo the Magnificent, is responsible for fostering the development of the flourishing arts and cultures. During this period, Florence is home to some of the greatest artists of the European Renaissance, such as Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and Sandro Botticelli.
At the same time, the Capponi family, one of the most influential in Florence, built our farm, located about 25 km from Florence in a hilly area overlooking the gentle slopes of Chianti. From this position derives the name “Poggio Capponi”, or “Collina Capponi”, which since its construction indicates the farm and the surrounding lands.
The farm soon proved to be particularly suitable both for agricultural practice and as a manor house, two functions it still maintains today. The cultivation of vines, olive trees and wheat flourished on the farm lands and the farmers who settled there continued to harvest these fields for generations.
Furthermore, we can still find references to the Fattoria at the end of the 18th century in a document (the Cabreo) detailing the properties of the Marquises Capponi.
Finally, during the last century, the activities of the farm were characterized by the traditional production activities of the Chianti area, which are intensely continued today.
For more than five hundred years, Poggio Capponi has dominated its hills, woods, vineyards and olive groves from the top of its promontory, surrounded by one of the most evocative landscapes of this region.