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...

Visiting San Casciano in Val di Pesa

Visiting San Casciano in Val di Pesa

San Casciano in Val di Pesa is a hidden treasure in the surroundings of Greve in Chianti San Casciano in Val di Pesa is an ancient village rich in history, which we recommend for a Sunday visit. The town gets its name because the Pesa, a 53 km long Tuscan stream, goes...

Evo Extra Virgin Oil, from the olives to the table

Evo Extra Virgin Oil, from the olives to the table

EVO Oil: Extra Virgin Olive oil: our very own Not just Wine: at the Fattoria Santo Stefano we also make oil, and what an oil! We can safely say that our beautiful land doesn’t just give us excellent wine (as you already know), but it is also very generous with our...

June, the month of defoliation

June, the month of defoliation

Getting the vine ready for the sun with defoliation Summer is here! Let’s get the vine ready for the sun with defoliation. While May was the month dedicated to suckering and leaf pulling, in order to prepare the shoot to give us the best grapes, in June we are busy...