Maestà di Santa Luce is a winery housed in an old traditional nineteenth-century country house in Tuscany. Here it is possible to take part in unique experiential tours thanks to our large and cosy wine tasting room. The winemaking process of our Syrah is carried out step by step to get a really outstanding product.

The Tuscan Winery


A Tuscan country house dating back to the 19th century, harmoniously renovated preserving the architectural lines and materials of that time, is the core of the Maestà di Santa Luce project. The cellar, characterised by brick and stone vaulted ceilings, houses all the equipments and tools for winemaking and is linked to the wine tasting room with equipped kitchen for experiential tours.

In a niche of the room there is a winemaker hammer recessed into the red brick wall: this is an auspicious ancient custom. On the floor, a cylindrical hole topped with a glass shows the space underneath: a granary of the early 1900s.

Maestà di Santa Luce | Tuscan winery in Castiglion Fiorentino
Maestà di Santa Luce | Tuscan winery in Castiglion Fiorentino

Every step of the red winemaking process is constantly monitored at the winery. After being selected in the vineyard, grapes are further examined in order to keep only the best ones, which are put in the stalk remover machine and then directly transferred to the pressing machine. The must is poured into fermentation steel tanks equipped with an external cooling system that guarantees a constant and controlled temperature and, depending on the quality of grapes, can have a pre-fermentation cold maceration for a few days.

Pomace is kept in contact with fermenting must from 7 to 15 days according to the point of ripening of grapes and the organoleptic characteristics of the vintage. After racking, our Maestà di Santa Luce Syrah is aged in steel or oak barrels, where it starts dancing, slowly, until it is bottled.

Maestà di Santa Luce | Tuscan winery in Castiglion Fiorentino