Meet one of Our Wine Makers
A True Super Tuscan
In a region of extraordinary winemakers, Flavio Andreucci is one of the most extraordinary. Located in Tuscany, Italy, Flavio’s intense dedication and innovative approach to wine making have turned the eyes of the world onto his small Tenimenti Andreucci Winery and won him high praise.
Flavio's passion for wine making is rooted in his family, who has had a vineyard in Tuscany covering 4 centuries. He honors the family legacy with his wine label design which includes a copy of a bill of sale from Napoleon Bonaparte, who the Andreucci family supplied wine to in 1810.
Although he shows respect for tradition, Flavio is a true 21st-century winemaker. He focuses on using scientific analysis when it comes to farm work. He used all he learned from his geology degree from the University of Siena to plant his vineyard, not even breaking ground until he had carefully analyzed soils, calculated just the right positioning of the vines for the best exposure to sunlight and ventilation. His goal is to produce the highest quality of grapes he can.
Flavio built his winery adjoining his vineyard. Normally, harvested grapes arrive at a winery at least 4 or 5 hours after they've been picked, but Flavio's grapes are carried just meters in small crates to his winery for inspection, arriving no more than fifteen minutes after they've been picked. Each bunch is examined for approval. Even if one grape in the bunch is bad, they won’t use any of it.
Flavio’s wines have been honored at such prestigious spots as the Waldorf Astoria and the White House, yet he still retains the humbleness of a classic Tuscan farmer. Locals call him by his childhood nickname, "Chicco," which means grape.
Visit the Tasting Room to Experience Tuscany through Andreucci’s wines.