Vecchie Terre di Montefili

‘The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands, and then work outward from there.’

Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance – Robert Persig


Vecchie Terre di Montefili is at home in the unfurling of its nature-- the composition of its soil, the direction of the wind, the running of waters to the amphitheatrical basin, the wet moss on one side of the rock, ancient ferns and oaks, wild orchids, violets, poppies and pea flowers, and the chorus of birds overhead.

A beautiful wine can capture a memory, the sights and smells of a place. A great glass can transcend time, connect people across oceans, and stay in your mind long after the bottle is finished.

Montefili grew from a passion for great wines, a desire to take people to special places, and a vision of the future. This historic azienda in the heart of Chianti Classico turns a new page in its history under the patronage of Nicola, Frank and Tom, and winemaker Serena Gusmeri.

Montefili wines are the wines we want to pour at dinner, to gift to our loved ones, and to explain to a stranger a little of what’s in our hearts.

Our promise

Montefili is a promise, a commitment to the Earth, a key to unlock the potential of our land.

We believe that improvements come from a genuine and holistic dedication to perfection. We work as caretakers of the vineyard for future generations, nurturing with minimal intervention.

We want to make wines that talk of Montefili, the Chianti Classico zone, and its unique history and possibilities. Our wines are an invitation, a medium in which you can wander and explore wherever your heart desires.

Our ethos is altruism, our methodology simple- we listen to our land, and we bear witness to what it wishes to express. Our approach is a bold path of confidence and patience, we only put on the vines what we’d want in our glass.

We put everything on the line to make the bottle we believe in.

Cheers Montefili Chianti Classico