Villa Santo Stefano
The magic of Tuscany
It all started in 2001. Near Lucca, Wolfgang Reitzle acquired the Villa Bertolli. Included were some olive groves and one hectare of wine. The property of Villa Santo Stefano had been authentically restored and fulfilled all the requirements to produce high quality wine and olive oil.
Today the estate has 6.5 hectares of vineyards and about 30000 bottles of red and white wine are produced annually.
The winery name
As the name Bertolli is protected for olive products, Wolfang Reitzle decided to name the winery after the neighbouring church from the 9th century - the winery had a name: Villa Santo Stefano.
Wolfang Reitzle is never satisfied with mediocrity. That is why he sought out the best consultants in the region. For the wines he brought the renowned oenologist Antonio Spurio to the Villa Santo Stefano winery. Antonio is also assisted by the oenologist Andrea Farnesi and his cousin, also oenologist: Alessio Farnesi.
A declaration of love
The philosophy behind Villa Santo Stefano is like a declaration of love and also a compliment to the region: to appreciate and fully exploit the potential of this ancient cultural landscape with its special soil and climate. Only in this way can top quality wine be produced.
"For our own wine production the following applies: Only the first hundred years are difficult." (Wolfgang Reitzle)
More information about Villa Santo Stefano
|Company Name:||Villa Santo Stefano|
|Street:||Via di Villa Fontana|
|Contact & Web|
|Telephone:||+39 0583 395 349|
|Year of Incorporation:||2001|
|Company Owner:||Wolfgang Reitzle|
|Oenologist:||Antonio Spurio, Andrea Farnesi|
|Vineyard Area:||6,5 ha|