San Gimignano - Toscana
Alessandro , a native Tuscan, started his winery project in 2001. He found the perfect plot of land nearly 10 years earlier, but it took years of convincing the owner to sell him Podere La Castellaccia outside of the famous Tuscan hill town of San Gimignano. Locally, Alessandro is known as the patron saint of Vernaccia as he finds very old neglected vineyards and nurtures the old vines back to life . Along with his wife Simona they have championed this often overlooked whitegrape varietal.