Montevertine lies within the heart of the Chianti hills, in the community of Radda at an altitude of 425 m above sea level. Documents show
that the site has been dwelled since the 11th century. Traces of the original construction, which undoubtedly was of defensive nature and which later
on had been converted to a rural housing, are still preserved.
In 1967, Sergio Manetti, at that time a manufacturer of steel products, bought Montevertine as a holiday house. He restored the house and returned it
to its original dwelling destination, and right from the beginning, he planted two hectares of wine and he set up a small cellar. The idea was to
produce some wine for friends and customers.
The first vintage produced, 1971, was more than decent and Sergio Manetti decided to present some bottles at Italy’s leading wine show, Vinitaly in
Verona, via the Chamber of Commerce of Siena. That was an immediate success and Mr. Manetti was so enthusiastic about it that only a few years later
he decided to give up his main former activity, in order to dedicate all his efforts exclusively to winemaking. New vineyards were planted, new
cellars installed, and that activity has been continued without any interruption. The expansion of our enterprise has been going on until this very
After Sergio Manetti had passed away in November 2000, the management of the vineyard is now in the hands of his son Martino Manetti, who is assisted
by Bruno Bini, born in Montevertine and an in-depth expert of the zone and the soil. Giulio Gambelli has been our consultant since the first years of
the winery. All Montevertine wines were born thanks to his precious help and experience. After his recent passing, his work is now brought on by the
enologist Paolo Salvi, following our winemaking tradition.