Married vines (sometimes polygamous!)
Updated: Jun 2
I've known Francesco and Flavia for around 15 yrs. From when they first got started as a young couple in their 20'ies to take on the life of grape growers, in the family farm that since has become their own.
Together they have directed Cappella Sant'Andrea into one of the most dynamic and curious wineries of San Gimignano, an area that already differs itself for producing a white wine from the native Vernaccia di San Gimignano in Tuscany, Italy's very first DOC wine back in 1966.
Being able to follow wineries as they evolve is a true privilege that we have as wine tour guides. You see vintners' dreams collide with reality, ideals and passions. It's fascinating and keeps us on our toes.
One of the curious things about Cappella Sant'Andrea (and there are more, so come visit with us next time you're in the area) is a wine made from an old vineyard trained in a similar way to how the Etruscans did it three thousand years ago! With a husband and a wife ... and sometimes an intruder!
Watch the video to see what exactly what this means: