After the end of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, Vernaccia production stops and revives only after the Second World War. Winegrowers suddenly remember old local wine-making traditions and revive them very successfully in 1993. Vernaccia di San Gimignano wine is awarded DOCG (Italian: Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita, i.e. a guarantee that the wine is produced confirming very strict requirements and only in a certain area).
Vernaccia wine usually has yellow colour with gold shades, which become apparent in the maturation of the wine. The smell is fresh and fruity; the taste is harmonious, dry, having a sense of fruits and almonds. It is perfect with fish, white meat and vegetables.