In the Middle Ages the vineyard and farmland of I Veroni formed part of the extensive feudal estates, in the Arno valley, of the Conti Guidi family. At that time the Fattoria was dominated by a watch tower, now in ruins. The present farm buildings are a blend of centuries old structures and contemporary additions. The first stone wine fermentation tank was built in 1809. Parts of this are still visible in the original cellars.
The estate passed from the Guidi family to the Modigliani di Rufina family in the early 19-C. At the beginning of the 20-C it was bought by Carlo Malesci whose family still own it today.
The name I Veroni is derived from the wide terraces surrounding the farm where many years ago tobacco leaf and grain from the Arno valley was dried. Today the farm which lies in the Pontassieve Hills (240-280 meters), spreads over 50 hectares and is close to the church of S.Martino a Quona. The vineyards cover 15 hectares and 20 hectares are planted with olives.
In 1996 Lorenzo Mariani took over the management of the business. Together with Emilio Monechi, oenologist and friend, he began the important business of reorganising and specialising in wine production. Azienda Agricola Chianti Rufina I VeroniThe planting of new vineyards in 1998 was undertaken with the express purpose of growing specialist vines; the aim was an average planting of 90% Sangiovese variety at a density of no less than 5.000stumps/ha. From 2009 Vintage we started to work with a new consulting Oenologist and Agronomist : Dott A. Paoletti. The commitment and enthusiastic efforts of this new management team has brought about the successful development and significant improvement in the quality and range of our wines.