Fattoria Le Pupille is located in Maremma in southern Tuscany, a territory along the Tyrrhenian Sea that only in the past 35 years has gained renown for its wines, especially made from sangiovese.
The winery’s first official label, Morellino Riserva 1978, was released in 1982, and the turning point for Le Pupille was in 1985 when current owner Elisabetta Geppetti became the winery’s director.
She started with one clear, simple goal: to make great wines and distinguish Le Pupille’s production with elegance and purity of expression. She planted cabernet sauvignon next to sangiovese and updated the cellars and winemaking techniques to incorporate modern and innovative methods.
In 1987, the winery’s flagship wine Saffredi Maremma Toscana IGT was released for the first time. It became legendary, carrying the name of Maremma outside Tuscan borders to international acclaim. Today, the estate and winery is comprised of four hundred and twenty hectares (1038 acres) of property, seventy-five of which are vineyards and twenty are cultivated with other traditional Tuscan crops like olive trees and wheat.
Enologist Luca D’Attoma leads the wine production alongside Elisabetta Geppetti. After nearly thirty years since Elisabetta began following her passion and making wine, the “Lady of Morellino” and ambassador of Maremma holds fast to her enthusiasm and entrepreneurial spirit for making great wines.
IGT Maremma Toscana Saffredi
Winery visits and wine tastings
Monday to Sunday
8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Guided winery visits and tastings
By reservation only
Italian and English
Morellino di Scansano, Igt Maremma Toscana
Guided winery tour, guided wine tastings, personalized wine tasting experience, wine shop