Terre di Melazzano was founded in 1959 when Piero Giulio Falciani, from an old winemaker family, attracted by a truly unique landscape, saw in the land of Melazzano a "terroir" especially for growing grapes. He bought the estate and planted the first vineyards, began the renovation of the farmhouse and built the winery and thus began the history of our company.
His son Andrea, animated by the same passion of his father continued with traditional small steps and with determination and commitment increased the area planted to the 22 hectares of today, transformed the agricultural buildings in rural tourism reception facilities while proposing a production of a high quality Chianti Classico.
In recent times, his daughter Chiara, with the same passion and with a degree in economics at the University of Siena, has entered the company.
In 2012, the company acquired another Andrea, Andrea Pirovano, a winemaker from Valtellina a graduate from the University of Milan and Masters at the University of Florence, he arrived in fell in love with the beauty of the area and met Chiara.
Terre di Melazzano is nestled on the hill leading up to Monte San Michele, which is part of the Chianti Mountains and is located in the highest position on the border between the provinces of Florence, Siena and Arezzo.
The St Michael's Mount is part of the Site of Community Importance and has an altitude of 840 m above sea level.
It 's a natural park, with many species of animals including wild boar, fallow deer, roe deer, fox and porcupine. The vegetation is typical of the woods of Chianti with a predominance of chestnut, oak, ash, poplar and cherry wood.
The historical origins of the area can be traced back to the church of San Michele located on top of the mountain that was built around the year one thousand by the monks of Valombrosa Passignao. Inside there is the Madonna and Saints (including the Archangel Michael) by Paolo Schiavo from the first half of the fifteenth century.
The Mount St. Michael is ideal for walking, trekking and long mountain bike routes: the routes are many and all to be enjoyed in tranquility