Pietro Beconcini has established itself as a pioneer winery with a spiritual connection to winemaking and the desire to grow only indigenous varieties. The history of this winery began in the early 1950’s when Leonardo Beconcini’s grandfather purchased the lands he and his family had been working as sharecroppers on the estate of the Marchesi Ridolfi family. Their family was one of the first in Tuscany to free themselves from the then-prevalent sharecropping system, thus founding Pietro Beconcini Agricola. Under his grandfather, it was an agricultural operation that produced a variety of products; under his father’s direction, it became strictly a viticultural and winemaking estate.
Leonardo’s hobby began to take shape very slowly in the early 1990s, with local zonation research, and with the first vintage of a monovarietal Sangiovese in 1995. Successively, he took over the reins of the business from his father.
Since 1997, Eva Bellagamba, who made the heroic decision to share this project by sacrificing her own career as an architect, has been his colleague and companion.