Samuele Bianchi, engineer, winemaker, or both? Because of his passion for wine, he bought a vineyard in 2003 to produce his own varieties. His hobby soon became a business, and he began designing a winery.
Today, he believes that the future of winemaking lies in a sustainable, biological revolution. So, he’s committed to running a small winery that produces premium quality certified organic wines.
From the beginning, his slogan has been “A small business with a great passion.”
When Samuele took over the vineyard in San Macario, a small town near Lucca in Tuscany, it had been abandoned for over ten years. It was hard work to restore it, but he did so by planting new vines and salvaging the existing ones. In the process, he discovered traditional varieties from Lucca that have been almost completely abandoned in the winemaking world, most notably “Bonamico (Good Friend).” He also planted new vines, mainly Sangiovese and a small area with Chardonnay and Petit Manseng.
Help us save our “good friend,” Bonamico.