Places • Dievole
Dievole, a unique area
Dievole covers an area of 600 hectares within the Chianti Classico territory in Vagliagli, about 12 km north of Siena. Beginning from 450 meters above sea level, the medieval hamlet where Villa Dievole is perched, overlooks the valley in which the estate slopes down to the southeast in gentle rolling hills ending at an altitude of around 300 meters.
A long cypress-lined avenue leads to the heart of the estate; a stunning Tuscan panorama opens, and from there a dense network of white roads alternates with olive trees, vineyards and farmhouses. It is an unforgettable landscape in which Nature, History and Culture, together with centuries of man’s work, create a beautiful land that enchants the world.
Here wine and extra virgin olive oil have been produced for nearly a thousand years, often struggling with a difficult climate. The “Chiantigiano” microclimate makes no exceptions for Dievole, where the winters are harsh and often snowy, and, after a few months of spring tranquility, are followed by hot and sunny summers. Only at the end of September does the sun turn mild and the temperatures go down; slowly the landscape turns ablaze with autumn colors.
But, long ago, at Dievole the seasons and human activity achieved balance, and today the estate is a harmonious environment in which quality is found in every gesture.