Our wineries are all small production estates, that make hand made wines using only organic growing practices, are chemical free wine with no enhancers, made by winemakers that have a respect for the earth and water in support of the root system of the vines.
Each of the wineries have winemakers who have a methodical and passionate approach to their winemaking practices. That are connected and have an understanding of the environment; soil, water, location, grapes and who have a deep relationship to the wines they create.
Located in the commune of Radda in Chianti, in the heart of the oldest historical area of the Chianti Classico region, it is situated near an ancient Etruscan route. The castle dates back to 1010, when “Count Gottifredo Gottizio, of Lombardic descent was Lord of Monterinaldi.” The castle stood until 1268, when the Senesi, following the victory of the battle of Montaperti, destroyed its boundary walls, the main tower and the three parts of the castle. Due to the last destruction during the World War II, only a part of it is still standing surrounded by some ancient houses. The castle of Monterinaldi is at present the center of the homonymous farm whose wine-making activity is based at La Pesanella, not far from the castle. The Agricola Monterinaldi, property of the Ciampi family since 1961, is one of the most modern farms in the wine making sector.
Colle Bereto’s history which dates back to the 11th century and then transformed to new life in the 1970’s today finds its origins in simple and authentic values of love for the family and for the territory, values that accompany them always. Located in the heart of Radda in Chianti it is a magical place that has succeeded over thirty years ago to fascinate the Pinzauti family who chose it as the ideal place to start their wine adventure. Only manual work and respect for nature and certified organic farming methods are used. For a good wine three things are indispensable: a good season, good soil, and someone who, with passion, manages to treat everything in an exceptional way, both at the vineyard level and in the cellar.
The Diegale estate Podere Sant’Antimo is nestled in the hills of the Tuscan Maremma in Civitella Marittima Grosseto. With it’s exceptional exposure, placement in nature, and unique microclimate, it’s 40 hectares at 280 meters above sea level are unquestionably suited to the cultivation of wine. Alessandro and Paola Passerotti started from nothing and have created something in the land of good wines that respects the environment and values it. They believe this is the greatest satisfaction and happiness of man. They produce their wines with dedication and the utmost respect for what the earth can give and the seasons can offer. Which has achieved for them a success of authenticity.
FATTORIA DEL PINO
Born in 2000 and bred with the dedicated passion of Jessica Pellegrini, a young volcanic one woman powerhouse, Fattoria del Pino is a new and tiny gem from Montalcino. The winery is located on the west side of "Montosoli", one of the most highly reputed "Crus" in the appellation. All of the 5 hectares are planted exclusively with the Sangiovese Grosso grape, prince of the territory. The vineyards are planted on marl, limestone, and sandstone soil. A unique microclimate of mild hill top temperatures and proper ventilation allows them to pick highly prized selected grapes from the vines, ready to express their full ripe elegance. Jessica's approach, both in the vineyards and in the cellar, are extremely natural. Organic practices, using only natural fertilization, without chemical products in the vineyards. In the cellar the wines are fermented in the traditional way without the use of selected yeast or temperature control.
Le Filigare is the name of the hill, in San Donato in Poggio where the estate is located; The main village dates back to the 11th century. In the summer of 1857 the Archduke of Tuscany invited Pope Pius IX to enjoy the beauty of this Tuscan landscape and to taste the goodness of the flavors of wine and oil, produced here. It is easy to understand the reason why they decided to meet at this estate, situated on a hill that creates a natural balcony overlooking one of the finest vineyards in the world, that of the Chianti Classico, and where wine production continues since 1300.
Today the estate is owned by the Cassetti Burchi family of Florence who, since the 1980s, continue to produce high quality wines with dedication and passion. The family business is led by his son Alessandro, who, since the 1990s, oversaw the renovation of the buildings and brought the wines and extra virgin olive oil to organic certification.
Located in Barbaresco in the heart of the Langhe Hills in Piemonte Italy. La Vedetta was born from their passion for wine and the love of their territory. The vineyards have long been cultivated by Marco Viglino’s family. In the past decades the grapes had been sold to other producers in the area, until Marco decided two years ago to quit his job in management and make winemaking his full time business. Marco takes part in every step of the process, from the cultivation of the vineyards to the production in the cellar, right up to the bottling. The vineyards have good facing exposures of south and southeastern, at altitudes of 200 meters above sea level. The vineyards are cultivated with sustainable agriculture, not using any chemical products. They will have their organic certification starting in 2019. This wine is the first fruits of their labors, and wow, well done!
Fabrizio Forconi, winemaker and owner of Podere dell’Anselmo is continuing the viticultural tradition of the Forconi family, who have been working the vineyards of this estate in Montespertoli Florence since the beginning of the 19th century. The family has maintained the typical Tuscan farm structure, implanting new vineyards of high density stock in order to obtain a lower yield per plant. All cultivation follows the methods of sustainable agriculture and bio-dynamic farming. The perfectly ripened grapes mostly of indigenous varieties, grown in accordance to scrupulous cultivations practices are hand pick at the perfect degree of ripeness. In the cellar modern equipment and expert hands complete the process of vinification and maturation which aims at exalting the typical characteristics of each indigenous grape variety. The results are wines with a distinctive bouquet, intense color and balanced taste.