Vitis Vinifera is a wine studio and wine club where you can discover a new way to experience wines, but also much more.
We have chosen wines which we like and which we have selected in conjunction with winemakers and wine experts. Our wines are constantly changing and you are welcome to join us for tastings where we will be serving a selection of wines by the glass as well as selling the wines by the bottle.
The success of our events and private tastings in 2013 has encouraged us to dedicate our Vitis Vinifera Enoteca in Montisi exclusively to the use of customers and wine lovers like you on a strictly by appointment only basis ; giving you and your friends and family the privacy to discover and enjoy wines, cheeses and prosciutti under our personal guidance and without the distraction of the general public.
We are also introducing new exclusive wine services as you can see on this website.
We are also able to organize private events and wine-making courses with a difference as well as tastings with wines, meats and cheeses when the winemakers will explain about their history and their products. We can arrange meetings with journalists, private wine tastings and cheese pairings and occasionally there will be live music. In short, Vitis Vinifera is not just about our wines – it is a place for you!
Who We Are
Vitis Vinifera is the brainchild of oenologist Maurizio Castelli. Maurizio, was born in Milan. His father was Tuscan and he has been living in Tuscany for over 40 years. His adventures in the world of wines began in 1973 when he was an inspector of the Chianti Classico Consortium before becoming a Consultant for various wine companies in 1980. Today, he consults for 30 companies in Italy producing wines and olive oils and he has developed a particular fondness for “difficult cases” helping small producers and wineries in areas where hardly anyone would ever think of making wines or oils. He consults abroad across the United States and in Chile.
Antonella Piredda is Sardinian by birth but lived for many years in Milan and she spent a year in California. Her main job is as an Official Tour Guide in and around the Siena province but she also has the accreditation as ONAF official cheese taster and she is very much a wine lover.
In addition, we have a team of experts who choose the wines for Vitis Vinifera, teach at our courses and constantly travelling in search of new products and new producers.