The vineyard extension is 55 hectares, divided between the zones of Martiena, Bossona, La Ciarliana and La Piaggia on the slopes of the hill of Montepulciano. The varietals grown are mainly the ones utilized in the blend of the estate's Vino Nobile: Sangiovese and Canaiolo. A small percentage of the varietals is international and go into the blend of "Sancta Catharina", a proprietary wine and another small percentage is made up of white varietals for the production of Bianco di Martiena IGT and of Vin Santo di Montepulciano DOC: Grechetto, Malvasia and Trebbiano.
In 1964, Alibrando Dei purchased the land at Bossona and planted his first vineyard. It turned out to be an extraordinary place for producing great red wines. In the 1970s, he went on to purchase the villa at Martiena and surrounding farmland. The rest is history: the Dei family produced its first bottle of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano in 1985, thus starting a tradition as independent winemakers.
Over the past twenty years, Caterina Dei has led the winery using the knowledge and tradition she inherited to cultivate the best of Montepulciano.
Cantine Dei is a company founded on deep roots of tradition with a vision for innovation.