The Stucchi Prinetti family at Badia a Coltibuono
Since 1846 Badia a Coltibuono has belonged to the Stucchi Prinetti family. Six generations have succeeded with passion and respect for its extraordinay legacy. The Stucchi are to be considered pioneers of Chianti, having invested in this land since 1846 when their ancestor, Florentine banker Michele Giuntini bought the beautiful property.
Since then the property begun to flourished.
Passed along in the 1930’s to Maria Luisa Giuntini, she managed and transformed the property until the late 1950’s, when her son, Piero Stucchi Prinetti, took charge of the property.
He began to bottle the best vintages of the estate’s Chianti Classico Riserva, selling them both on the domestic and international markets.
He was the first to realise the potential of another traditional product of the region: extra virgin olive oil.
Piero’s wife , Lorenza dé Medici di Ottajano, author of many book on recipes started in the 1980’s a cooking school program. Emanuela, Paolo and Roberto Stucchi Prinetti, brothers are todays owners and managers of the property.