Wine Convention

ROCCA DELLE MACIE
TUSCANY, ITALY

Rocca delle Macìe was established in 1973, when Italo Zingarelli decided to realize his lifelong dream by acquiring the “Le Macìe” estate – extending across 85 hectares in all, of which only two were under vine – in order to create a winery in the heart of the Chianti Classico zone. 

The development of Rocca delle Macìe as a commercial venture has been characterized from the outset by, on the one hand, a relationship of reciprocal respect with the terroir, and, on the other, by a consistent commitment towards improving product quality through innovation in the cellars. The successes that Rocca delle Macìe has achieved as a winery are based, first and foremost, on the painstaking approach they take in the vineyards. Quality is a priority at Rocca delle Macìe. Organic fertilization, careful pruning, the introduction of small oak barriques for aging, and harvesting by hand are just some of the practices Sergio and his father instituted at the estate. Rocca delle Macie is an active member of the Chianti Classico growers' consortium, which takes the black rooster as its symbol. By 1978, Rocca delle Macìe had become one of the best-selling Chianti Classicos in Italy and began to export its wines. Today Rocca delle Macìe wines are available in 41 countries worldwide.