It all began in 1964 when Cantine Dei’s grandfather, Alibrando Dei, decided to buy the Bossona land and plant his first vineyard there. Here he discovered an extraordinary place, ideal for the production of great red wines. The property expanded in the 1970s with the purchase of Villa Martiena and the surrounding vineyards. In 1985, the year of an exceptional harvest, the first bottle of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano signed by the Dei family was finally released.
Today Cantine Dei is run by Alibrando Dei’s granddaughter Caterina Dei who spent part of her childhood in the Montepulciano countryside as a little girl breathing the scent of the vineyards and grapes. At the beginning of the 90s, she decided to move to Montepulciano to devote herself with loving care to the vineyards and her land. She took in hand the winery founded by her grandfather. Forever in love with the nature and architecture of her 16th century village, she immediately understood that her wines were made to heighten and convey the peculiarities of a land that is unique for its charm and history. Her main goal, shared by wine-making expert Paolo Caciorgna, technical director of the winery, has always been that of producing excellent and elegant wines that represent the terroir, by making the most of native vine species and the undisputable quality of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.
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