It is necessary to dig into history, going back over 1000 years, to get the first news about the village of Fizzano. The first indication of its existence dates back to 1007 in a document from Abbadia Isola, according to which “Fiziano” was the site of a castle and a court. In the 15th century it became part of the so-called “Lega del Chianti” together with Radda, Castellina and Gaiole, whose coat of arms was a black rooster on a gold background. Following the numerous battles between Siena and Florence in the Middle Ages, the ancient castle and the court were destroyed and in fact in 1817, according to some documents, the consistency of Fizzano is given by a farm, a farmhouse, two huts and a chapel.

The appearance of the settlement remained unchanged for over a century when in 1984, reduced to an abandoned farm, Fizzano was bought by Rocca delle Macie, a winery in Castellina in Chianti owned by the Zingarelli family, which used its appreciated vineyards for the production of its own wine and builds a traditional oil mill with stone millstones for the production of oil.

Rocca delle Macie

Winemakers in the Chianti Classico area since 1973

Forty years of company history intertwined with the important vicissitudes of Chianti Classico, those of Italian wine and the history of the Zingarelli family, Roman of origin, but based in Castellina in Chianti in the province of Siena and in the area of the Tuscan Maremma in the province of Grosseto.
Discover with us the history and wines of Rocca delle Macie…

Rocca delle Macìe was born in 1973, when Italo Zingarelli, the film producer of “C’eravamo tanto amati” by Ettore Scola, and also of the very successful series of films with the couple Bud Spencer and Terence Hill (“Lo Chiamavano Trinità” and e “Continuavano a Chiamarlo Trinità”), dhe decided to fulfill his life’s dream by buying the estate “Le Macìe” – 93 hectares of which only two are planted with vineyards – to create a winery in the heart of Chianti Classico.