Seen from the heights of the mountains and hills that surround it, the Val di Chiana looks like a large garden that has been shaped by nature and human beings throughout the centuries. This area is special because never before have people been able to work side by side to restore to agriculture the fertile lands that were swamped in the Middle Ages. The wine production area is divided between Chianti Colli Aretini DOCG in the hilly part towards the west, in the direction of the lands of Siena, and Valdichiana DOC in the plains towards the south, reaching as far as Umbria and Lake Trasimeno. Valdichiana DOC is produced with strong, sweet grapes, which create the well-liked “Bianco Vergine”, as well as Chardonnay, Grechetto, Bianco Frizzante, Spumante, Red, Rose’ and Sangiovese. And, lastly, let’s not forget the wonderful Vin Santo, made from partially dried Malvasia and Trebbiano grapes and aged in small oak barrels, a “divine nectar” that has been handed down from generation to generation.