The Tenuta Sant’Agnese Estate has been producing wines, olive oil and grains in Montepulciano since the mid 1800’s, originally by Elisabetta Fanetti’s great great grandfather Giuseppe Andreucci.
In the 1920’s Elisabetta’s grandfather Adamo Fanetti converted additional land from the estate to grape production and began the Cantine Fanetti. He is recognized as one of the founding fathers of what today is called Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, as he was the first to revive the production of this wine which had been made in the classical and medieval ages. In 1921, Adamo began to produce Vino Nobile, spreading its name in Italy and abroad, showcasing it at festivals and winning numerous international awards.
The estate encompasses 277 total acres in the heart of the Vino Nobile production area and has been run by three generations beginning with Adamo, followed by Giuseppe, and currently by Elisabetta who acquired her father’s secrets having accompanied him through the vineyards throughout her life. Elisabetta runs the estate and the winery with the same passion and commitment as both her father and grandfather, and while she is certainly innovative, she is always respectful of the region and its traditions.
Fanetti sells its wines throughout Italy and abroad. The winery has an excellent international reputation, exporting principally to the United States, Switzerland, Germany and Sweden.