It all began in 1893, when Luigi Cecchi became a professional wine taster. Although widespread in Europe, the craft of “palatista (taster)” was still unknown in Italy. However, Luigi understood how the potential of Italian wine making would be able to soar to the apex of world oenology once able to recognize the quality of the wines produced.

In the early 1900s, Luigi’s son Cesare came by his side. Together they gave life to the first mass marketing of wine with the label “Cecchi” that at that time already began expeditiously looking towards international markets.

Once credibility and international prestige were achieved, it became imperative to plan the necessary investments in order to prevail in the future. Luigi, the founder’s grandson, was the key figure during this time. With him, the Cecchi brand distinguished itself in the domestic wine industry thanks to technological innovations, search for new territories and an intuition for business.

Today Andrea and Cesare Cecchi are at the company helm, equipped with the same enthusiasm and entrepreneurial know-how of their predecessors.

Since 1893 the Cecchi family & brand has been synonymous with viticulture, both in Italy and throughout the world.

Our wines

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Chianti Sardelli

One can say that the history of the winery began with the aim to develop the highest quality of Chianti.  Modern oenological interpretation enriches tradition to form a contemporary flavourful form of great enjoyment.  

Sardelli Chianti is  predominately made from Sangiovese grapes. Fermentation takes place in steel at a controlled temperature. The palate is soft and well- balanced. Floral and fragrant. This Chianti is a wine that satisfies numerous gastronomic demands: from Tuscan snacks to the most demanding meat dishes.