Nestled in the throbbing heart of Chianti, Relais Vignale was born from the skilful restoration of an old eighteenth-century farm house. Since the beginning, its history intersects with the one of the prince of wine: Chianti, the classic one with the black rooster seal. The wine of wines!
The first proofs of its existence date back to 1700, when some of Grand Duke Peter of Lorraine’s documents mentioned the former owners, the Falconi, who were wine traders. Then, the Pianigiani family replaced them and improved and considerably increased wine production. The prestige of Vignale was sealed in 1924, when inside its walls the “Black Rooster” certificate of incorporation was signed. It is the historic consortium born to preserve the typical wine of Chianti and its original brand. The original documents testify this continuity. They are thoroughly stored within the archives of Relais Vignale, which also houses the legal office of the Centro Studi Storici Chiantigiani and Consorzio Vino Chianti Classico Gallo Nero.
Nowadays, this fantastic farm with its centuries-old tradition is an exclusive and charming hotel, as well as the ideal location for unique and unforgettable high-level wedding receptions. Relais Vignale is located a few steps away from the old town of Radda in Chianti and offers his guests a cosy and elegant place in an old country house, along with a magical and evocative atmosphere characterizing the hills and vineyards of Chianti, which envelop the building in an infinite and warm hug.
The wonderful garden, full of plants and fragrant flowers, is the perfect scenario for the welcome aperitif: its huge and well-finished green spaces, the view of the spectacular Tuscan valley and the romantic and panoramic poolside will turn the reception opening into a sublime and unforgettable experience. The fabulous panoramic terrace is, on the contrary, the perfect location for the real banquet. Here, the bride and the groom with their guests can taste the real Tuscan flavours, in the middle of the most beautiful view of Chianti, a triumph of strong and genuine tastes typical of Tuscan cuisine: grilled meat, cured meats, delicious cheeses served with homemade compotes, traditional handmade pasta. Everything, ca va sans dire, accompanied by abundant and very fine Chianti stem glasses. During the coldest days, the wedding can be arranged within the heated veranda on the terrace or in the cosy tavern rooms, where the brazier is on throughout the year and every day, or even in the old cellars of the farm, which have been meticulously restored.
At Relais Vignale you can celebrate your religious rite as well, thanks to the presence of a lovely and characteristic stone chapel, dedicated to SS. Martyrs Fabian and Sebastian and to the Blessed Nursing Madonna, given that there is a relief on the altar illustrating the Virgin Mary breastfeeding the Child.