The human and the divine
In a rare symbiosis, Dievole created man. Rodolfino, son of the late Ardimanno, and Vinizio, son of the late Sichelmo, paid two capons, three loaves of bread and six good silver Lucca denari for a promise of the divine, a Dieulele vineyard - the divine valley. It was the 10th of May, 1090.
Icelander Leif Erikson was discovering North America, the Chinese were inventing gunpowder, Bologna was opening the world's first university, the Normans were invading Rome and Pope Urban II was conquering Jerusalem at that time. One part of Dievole is over 900 years old. Another is still unborn. Bringing them together will make the two parts stronger.
Love at Dievole
Lady Ildegonda Camaiori was Dievole's last noblewoman. Upon her marriage to Count Giulio Terrosi-Vagnoli, on the 22nd of December 1909, her husband-to-be gave her the Dievole estate worth 361,632 lire. The first inheritance she received was Dievole's Quaderno dei Saldi containing the names of the families who worked the land at the time and those of their holdings; the second was the hard work and effort that the people of Chianti put into making quality wine.