It all began in 1964 when the grandfather, Alibrando Dei, decided to buy the Bossona land and plant his first vineyard there. Here he discovered an extraordinary place, ideal for the production of great red wines. The property expanded in the 1970s with the purchase of Villa Martiena and the surrounding vineyards. In 1985, the year of an exceptional harvest, the first bottle of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano signed by the Dei family was finally released.
Since then, the family has carried on the great passion for wine while respecting tradition and being open to innovation. The aim is to bring to life in wine the best expression of the Montepulciano area, the splendid corner of Tuscany where they live and which gives their prized grapes their unmistakable character, appreciated throughout the world.
Cantine Dei - "I didn’t always know that wine would be my path: I am a music lover and, for years, I thought about a career in the art world. However, my father had a dream, that of top-quality winemaking and a modern, sustainable winery. That dream swept me away and captured me. Now, for more than twenty years, I have been the spokesperson for the knowledge and values of my family, heir and interpreter of the agricultural and viticultural tradition that has had its place of election in Montepulciano. When the wine notes meet the music notes, the harmony will be just perfect. Music and singing have always been a passion for me. In the place of my wine, I brought my albums to life."
Cantine Dei is the travertine treasure chest: the most cherished treasure inside is Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. In July 1980 it was the first in Italy to be awarded the Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG). Today it is recognised as one of the most prestigious wines in our country and in the world.
According to the philosophy of Cantine Dei's grandfather, father and now herself, wine is a heritage that, like the land, must be protected. Knowing the history and understanding the culture behind the production of a bottle of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, with unique characteristics, is a way to celebrate and appreciate not only each sip of the wine itself, but the entire region of Montepulciano. The mission with Cantine Dei is to protect and promote Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and its terroir, with total respect for the environment.