The oldest parts of the Poggiarelli property, the villa, the farm worker's cottage together with the farm buildings and barn were built in the second half of the 19th Century. Over the years they have been renovated several times but their use remained unchanged for over a century. The villa was the owner's country house and the family would take up residence only in the summer months while the adjacent stone cottage was for the farm worker and his family who worked the land, looked after the vines and olives and lived there permanently
This was part of the Florentine tradition. From about 1300 onwards the families of wealthy merchants and nobles built homes for themselves in the surrounding countryside. The “farm Poggiarelli” produced Chianti Classico wine until the 1980's - there are still some of the old bottles from the '60's and '70's in the cellar – and extra-virgin olive oil which the current owners still produce for their own needs.
Poggiarelli is in a perfect position – while in open country with a magnificent outlook it is only 2 and a half km from the small town of Greve in Chianti and to reach us one has to drive over only 200yards of unmade road. Greve in Chianti is situated half way between Florence and Siena, Lucca.