Avignonesi is located in southeastern Tuscany surrounding the hill town of Montepulciano, home to Italy’s first DOCG red wine, Vino Nobile.
Conceived in 1974 and named after a member of the founding family, Avignonesi was acquired in 2009 by Virginie Saverys, who has worked tirelessly since then to convert the entire property to organic and biodynamic viticulture.
Today, Avignonesi owns 450 acres of vineyards spread over the Montepulciano and Cortona appellations. All of its wines come from 100% estate grown grapes and since spring of 2016 it is a certified organic winery.
Besides viticulture, Avignonesi currently cultivates ancient grains, has a vegetable garden and produces extra virgin olive oil, all of which are farmed with biodynamic methods and preparations. Just recently it has also introduced pile composting and beekeeping as well. This holistic and regenerative sustainable farming system focuses on the health of the soil, the integration of local flora and fauna, and biodiversity.
Avignonesi continuously renews its commitment to excellence and quality, focusing its efforts on producing DOCG wines made of 100% Sangiovese, with the clear goal of crafting distinctive, genuine wines, that fully express the special traits of every single vintage and the richness of its terroir.
Under Virginie’s guidance, through the support of state of the art technology and of a young International team of agronomists and winemakers, Avignonesi has developed a production philosophy based on balance, finesse and brightness of fruit.