Our founder Tina Jones learned everything she knows about wine from her father Pierluigi Tolaini. He was the driving force behind her passion for all things Wine & Food – here is his story:
When Pierluigi Tolaini left his Tuscan home as a young man for America he had a dream that he would make his fortune and some day return to Italy and settle down. His energy and relentless passion for excellence saw him build one of the most formidable transportation and logistics companies in North America.
A half a century later Pierluigi returned home with the same drive and uncompromising standards that made him an industry icon in North America. This time his quest was to produce Tuscan wines that would be second to none. However, before he could realize this dream he would have to find the ideal site. After an exhaustive four year search he purchased vineyards in Montebello and San Giovanni, located in the prestigious Castelnuovo Berardenga zone of Chianti Classico. Here, the magnificent amphitheatre contoured vineyard would provide the requisite balance of climate, soil and exposure.