Quercia al Poggio

Quercia al Poggio is situated in Monsanto, in the municipality of Barberino Val d’Elsa. Owned by the Rossi family, the estate extends over 100 hectares of woodland nature reserve where vines and olive trees are organically cultivated. Vineyards, located on a hill 400 metres above sea level, are planted mainly with Sangiovese, with some newer […]

Cantina De’Ricci

The De’Ricci family are big in the history of Montepulciano, dating back to 1150. In 1534, Cardinal Giovanni Ricci commissioned the construction of one of the most beautiful Renaissance buildings in the city, taking just under 30 years to be completed. It is only in 2012 however, that the current owners —the Trabalzini family —decide […]

Fabio Motta

Fabio Motta spent five years working with the famous Bolgheri producer Michele Satta (now his father-in-law). In 2009 he was able to embark on his own journey when he acquired 4 hectares of vines in the Bolgheri DOC. His first vineyard, Le Pievi, overlooks the Mediterranean sea from the foothills of Castagneto Carducci and is […]

Tenuta Valdipiatta

Giulio Caporali purchased Tenuta Valdipiatta in the late 1980’s. At the time, it was simply an old farmhouse and a few hectares of vineyards on the hills that slope down from Montepulciano towards the Val di Chiana. Today, the estate is a top producer of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Rosso di Montepulciano, Chianti Colli Senesi […]

Tenuta di Vignole

Tenuta di Vignole is a Chianti Classico specialist situated in the heart of the region, near the town of Panzano. This is the Conca d’Oro (the Golden Basin), known for it’s prestigious wines. The soil here, in the low-slung plain along the river Peza, is rich in limestone and carbonate-riddled marl, well-drained and ideal for growing […]

Poggio Argentiera

Maremma, Southern Tuscany: An area between the Tyrrhenian Sea and Mount Amiata, where Sangiovese is the focus of production, in concert with native and international varietals like Ciliegiolo, Alicante, Syrah, Cabernet Franc and the white Vermentino. Poggio Argentiera is a winery of 22 hectares where respect for the vines and the landscape where they grow is the core […]

Fontodi

“A maniacal attention to detail in both the vineyards and cellar sets Fontodi apart as one of Italy’s most inspired producers.” – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, Oct 2010 Purchased by Dino Manetti in 1968, the Fontodi estate contains vineyards that have been in production since the time of the Roman Empire. It is located in the heart […]

Falchini

The late Riccardo Falchini was one of Italy’s most respected winemakers. His wines were truly world-class. Mr. Falchini passed away in 2010 at the age of 75, but his estate continues to produce the region’s finest Vernaccia di San Gimignano wines, top Chianti Colli Senesi and gold medal winning Sangiovese and Cabernet “Super Tuscans”. Falchini’s first vineyard […]

Volpaia

“Not surprisingly, there are dozens if not hundreds of [Chianti Classico] estates, some of them prefixed by Castello (castle), making good wine. The most common wine fault – indeed one of the few you are likely to encounter here – is over-oaking, a mistake that only the rich can afford. Some of the better estates […]

Avignonesi

Avignonesi is located in the rolling landscape of Montepulciano, Tuscany. Named for the family that founded the winery, Avignonesi has been led by Virginie Sayers since 2009. Virginie is a former lawyer who moved to Italy in 2007, bringing her passion for organic gardening and sustainable living with her. Under her leadership, Avignonesi wines are […]

Altesino

Brunello stands out from other Sangiovese-based Tuscan reds, such as Chianti and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Perhaps this is because it is made from a single Brunello clone of Sangiovese, while the others are blends of multiple Sangiovese clones. For the better part of the last century, however, Montalcino was a poor Tuscan town, known best for Moscadello […]