Photo: Jason Thomas Browe

Photo: Jason Thomas Browe

Photo: Jason Thomas Browe

Photo: Jason Thomas Browe

Photo: Jason Thomas Browe

Fattoria La Maliosa

Brancaia

Tenuta di Capezzana

Castellare di Castellina

Castel di Pugna

LATEST NEWS

07.12.2014
Antonella Manuli & Lorenzo Corino

Fattoria La Maliosa's Antonella Manuli and Lorenzo Corino reflect on Tuscany's Maremma region, the soil lifecycle, extensive vs. artisanal farming, and the difference between organic and biodynamic practices.

07.12.2014
Fattoria La Maliosa

Antonella Manuli's Fattoria La Maliosa is a Demeter-certified biodynamic winery in Tuscany's Maremma zone as well as a living experiment in the recovery and renourishment of exhausted soils.

07.01.2014
Barbara Widmer

A native of Switzerland, Barbara Widmer studied oenology in Zürich before taking the helm at her parents’ winery in Tuscany, Brancaia. I caught up with Barbara to ask about her winemaking philosophy and learn about Brancaia’s striking wines.

07.01.2014
Brancaia

Brancaia'a wines are strong, they're decisive, and they're elegant. They show great technical ability, but the end result is sincere. This is a winemaker to watch.

06.12.2014
Vittorio & Serena Contini Bonacossi

Vittorio & Serena Contini Bonacossi discuss family history, organics, and wine making at Carmignano's Tenuta di Capezzana.

06.12.2014
Tenuta di Capezzana

Often considered the first "Supertuscan" (before there was such a term) Carmignano was the first DOC in Tuscany to permit the blending of cabernet sauvignon and sangiovese grapes. As the largest and perhaps most famous of Carmignano's wineries, Tenuta di Capezzana has been at the forefront of this tradition since 1920.

06.01.2014
Alessandro Cellai

Castellare di Castellina's Alessandro Cellai talks about the philosophy behind Castellare di Castellina's wines, the lasting heritage of the mezzadria system in Tuscany and the meaning word governare.

06.01.2014
Castellare di Castellina

The story of Castellare di Castellina is built upon respect for tradition and for the environment. The wines produced in this zone of Chianti just below the town of Castellina in Chianti are characterized above all by one factor: lovely acidity.

05.31.2014
Conte Fumi Cambi Gado

Count Fumi Cambi Gado on the project to create Siena's newest IGT and the history of Villa Cambi.

05.31.2014
Castel di Pugna

Wines at the doorstep of Siena. One of Chianti's - Chianti Colli Senesi's - relatively unknown labels, Castel di Pugna produces sangiovese wines of refined elegance and long aging. These are wines waiting to be discovered.

05.30.2014
Giuseppe Rigoli

Fattoria Ambra's Giuseppe Rigoli discusses the essence of Carmignano, the changing economics of winemaking, and the drawbacks of steel vs. concrete for vinification.

05.30.2014
Fattoria Ambra

Fattoria Ambra produces Carmignano DOCG wines which are typical of the local sangiovese: good approachability, but with a certain amount of tension in the tannins, which prefer a bit of time before reaching their full potential.

05.29.2014
Podere Fortuna

The area of Tuscany known as Mugello is known for many things - as the birthplace of the Medici family, for its delicate tortelli di patate, and for its dairy production. But for its wine? Not so much. Since 1998 Alessandro Brogi's Podere Fortuna winery has been trying to change this perception through the produciton of a very high-class pinot nero.

04.10.2014
Lorenzo Miceli

Antico Borgo di Sugame's Lorenzo Miceli talks about his family's history and the difficulties of being a small producer in the Chianti Classico region.

04.10.2014
Antico Borgo di Sugame

Located in a sparsely populated valley close to Greve in Chianti, Lorenzo Miceli's Antico Borgo di Sugame is a small family-run organic winery.

04.01.2014
Il Molino di Grace

Tim Grace has one foot in San Francisco and the other in Panzano in Chianti. Grace's Il Molino di Grace is a labor of love for this small piece of Italy, a heartfelt embrace of the challenges and rewards of pursuing a life as a winemaker.

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