A visit to the magical Certaldo

A visit to the magical Certaldo

Certaldo is a small Medieval Tuscan town, famous for being the place of birth (and death) of the poet and writer Giovanni Boccaccio. Situated in the middle of the valley of the river Elsa (Val d’Elsa), it hosts many historically, culturally and artistically...

2020 Harvest on the Farm

2020 Harvest on the Farm

Harvest is the most magical part of the year for us here at Fattoria Santo Stefano. We have always produced our grapes and wines with passion and this year was of no exception. Despite this being a unique year, with its trials and tribulations over the past months, we...

Rosato and watermelon refresh the palate

Rosato and watermelon refresh the palate

Another interesting pairing which we’d like you to try this scorching summer is Rosato with watermelon. Watermelon is a summer fruit that is highly appreciated due to its water quantity and thirst-quenching properties. Watermelon has a purifying effect, it strengthens...

Our vines are already in the Veraison phase

Our vines are already in the Veraison phase

It’s July and summer is in full swing! In the months of May and June, we got the Vines ready to fully benefit from the summer sun, through the delicate phases of leaf-pulling and defoliation. It’s now time to witness another very important phase: Veraison. What is...

Visiting Barberino Val d’Elsa

Visiting Barberino Val d’Elsa

Barberino Val d’Elsa is a small, ancient hamlet around 37.9 km from Florence. Like other hamlets in the area, many very interesting Medieval archaeological sites are hidden there. Barberino is a jewel of a town, with breathtaking views of its natural surroundings....

Shoot Topping in the vineyard

Shoot Topping in the vineyard

The end of June calls for Shoot Topping What is Shoot Topping in the vineyard and what does it involve? Shoot Topping is a procedure which is carried out at the end of June / start of July. It involves cutting the shoots, in particular the last part, as well as new...

Apéritifs in the Vineyard and  Dinner in the Garden

Apéritifs in the Vineyard and Dinner in the Garden

Friday 11 and 18 September at Fattoria Santo Stefano in Greve in Chianti: two evenings dedicated to tasting some of the Farm’s “special” wines, accompanied with the authentic flavours of the Chiantigiana land and with art. September is harvest time, and what better...