The history of the Mazzei family is closely linked not just to the history of winemaking in Tuscany, but to the political and cultural history of the entire region. The first documents that name the Mazzeis – originally from the winemaking area of Carmignano – date back to the early eleventh century. Ser Lapo Mazzei is considered the ‘father’ of the Chianti name. He wrote the first known document using the denomination - a commercial contract bearing his signature, dated 16th December 1398.
Today, after almost six centuries, the Mazzei family – under the guidance of Lapo, who oversees the property with the help of his sons, Filippo and Francesco, - still devotes itself to winemaking, with unwavering commitment, an eye for innovation and an abiding respect for the land.