The estate came into being in 1994 when the Gritti family from Venice decided to head south to Umbria and invest in land in the area known as the Valle del Niccone (Umbertide, Molino Vitelli and Perugia), where they bought an agricultural company called “I Girasoli di Sant’Andrea”. Although involved in tobacco cultivation, sown crops and the production of DOP Colli del Trasimeno extra virgin olive oil, the Estate’s main focus is on wine production.
They fell in love with this place because of its mild climate and the nature of the land itself, its fertile plains alternating with steep hills. They respect the terroir by using non-invasive wine making tecniques which they acquired through years of experience. To preserve the land is their main priority and doing so with labour and innovation is their goal.