In the shadow of the 14 medieval towers of San Gimignano, what can be called the most famous white of the region is born. Among the Tuscan wines, Vernaccia is the one with the most uncertain historical origins. Probably Vernaccia takes its name from the Latin "vernaculum" meaning "place", "native". This would explain the multiplicity of grapes that in Italy are under this name. Marchio Lucidi, a seventeenth-century poet, writes that the name Vernaccia would come from Verno, cold, frosty. Other writers of the 14th and 15th centuries would derive the name from a corruption of the name Vernazza, one of the countries of the Cinque Terre. Thus, it is clear, ultimately, that the thesis that, with the name Vernaccia, refers to native local vines. Vernaccia was therefore linked as a name to a variety of wines and production areas that the passage of the centuries has selected. Introduced by Greece in the thirteenth century, there have been some traces of this vine since 1276 since we find it quoted in the Ordinamenti di gabelle of the Municipality of San Gimignano. Decanced by Redi in his writings, the Vernaccia of San Gimignano was divulged by Lorenzo the Magnificent who lived in his possessions. Sante Lancerio, Papa Paul III Farnese's bottler, transcribes the organoleptic qualities found in tastings during his gourmet travels. The Vernaccia di San Gimignano was the first wine to be awarded the DOC (3/3/1966 - G.U. 6/5/1966).