Italy

Tuscany, Italy


The Bindi Sergardi family heritage is one closely tied with the history of the Chianti and Chianti Classico region. For twenty-three generations—since 1349—the family has been deeply involved in the politics, economics, and culture of Siena. From being leaders of the Siena government in the 15th Century to one of the founding members of the Chianti Classico Consorzio in 1924, the Bindi Sergardi family lives and breathes the history of the region. The current manager, Alessandra Casini Bindi Sergardi joined the company in 2005 following the 700 years-old tradition of her family in wine making. Inspired by her father Nicolo and following the courageous example of her grandmother Chiara and great grand mother Elisabetta, she gave new light to the family business. They make wine from their three estates: Tenuta Mocenni, Tenuta I Colli, and Tenuta Marcianella. Through their work in the vineyards and cellar they are true Sangiovese...

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The Capanna Farm, owned by the Cencioni family since 1957, is situated in the Montosoli area, to the north of Montalcino. It was founded by Giuseppe Cencioni and, helped by his sons Benito and Franco, it was one of the first farms of the modern period of Brunello. They started bottling their own wines in the 1960’s and after Brunello di Montalcino was granted DOC status in 1966, Giuseppe was one of the 25 founders of the Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino. Production, initially only a few thousand bottles, then increased when new vineyards were planted. In 1975 they began exporting Brunello di Montalcino DOC—Capanna 1970—to Germany and then new markets were reached in subsequent years: United States of America, Canada, Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, Japan, Austria, Poland, Denmark and others (about 20 overall). The Capanna farm is still family run from both a farming and winemaking viewpoint, although it also avails of the collaboration of the Oenologist Paolo...

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