Cecchi Family Estates
Andrea Cecchi, head winemaker, was born in 1959 in Poggibonsi, in the province of Siena.
Andrea studied in Florence, where he attended the Institute of Agricultural Technology and the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, from which he earned his bachelors degree. He went on to graduate school in Piacenza and earned a Masters in Enology, graduating with highest honors. The subject of his thesis was the role of cork in modern winemaking.
Even in his younger years, however, the technical aspects of winemaking always fascinated Andrea and he traveled widely both at home and abroad to pursue his interest.
Andrea has played an active role in managing Casa Vinicola Luigi Cecchi e Figli as well as the Cecchi Family Estates since 1989. Together with his brother, Cesare, they represent the fourth generation of the family at the helm of the company.
Since 1993, Andrea has served as head winemaker and has focused intently on native Tuscan grapes as well as on obscure varieties with high potential. In addition, he continually looks to find the optimal match between grape varieties and the varied terroirs comprised by our estates. Above all, however, Andrea has never lost sight of the importance of the environment and has worked diligently to ensure that employing modern technology, whether it be in the vineyards or in the winery, is never at odds with nature and the land that is our patrimony.