The Azienda Agricola Travignoli is located 25 km east of Florence near the confluence of the Arno and Sieve rivers, in the north-east area of the Chianti production area called Chianti Rufina, a historic wine production area. The Travignoli estate boasts an ancient history dating back to Etruscan times and documented in parchments from the Vallombrosa abbey dating back to 1100.
Between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries the farm, then comprising 11 farms, 2 mills, barns and vast cellars, was owned by the Hospital of Santa Maria Nuova and was therefore purchased by the Fiaschi family who soon became related to the family of the Busi accounts.
During the 1900s the Fattoria di Travignoli received important awards and prizes including the Grand Prix and gold medal for the excellent production of Chianti wine at the first International Exhibition in Rome (1924). Clemente Busi in 1927 was among the founders of the Chianti Putto Consortium. In 1960 Giampiero Busi transformed the company from sharecropping to direct management and defined its modern structure with the installation of new vineyards and the modernization of the cellars.
The Travignoli Company, now run by Giovanni Busi, recognized as one of the oldest Italian wineries, receives the “Italy 150” award given by the National Unioncamere to the 150 oldest and longest-running historical companies in Italy.
The soil is marly limestone and the property is entirely exposed to the south at an altitude between 250 and 400 meters. This means that the sun radiates the vineyards for the whole day thus facilitating the ripening of the bunches that are protected from humidity. In addition, the proximity to the Apennine mountain range ensures the right refreshment and ventilation on hot summer nights. The company has a total area of 90 hectares of which 70 are vineyards where Sangiovese is cultivated, as well as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay.