Streda Belvedere

„The wine is the culture of the human being. Good wine means good culture.”
Leonardo Da Vinci

Streda Belvedere is located in Vinci, the birthplace of the celebrated Maestro Leonardo da Vinci, in the heart of Tuscany, not far away from Florence, Pisa, San Gimignano and Siena. The village arises in the Romanesque age around the church of San Bartolomeo a Streda. The oldest relicts of it are dated around the year 1,000. The hamlet was restored in the last years and offers a great possibility for a relaxed holiday now. Wine and olives are cultivated at Streda Belvedere since generations. Ser Piero, Leonardo’s father, has already practiced viniculture in the 16th century.

The family Lenzi, first father Roberto and afterwards son Claudio, has continued this tradition of cultivating wine yards and olive groves on the 80 hectares large estate. Due to the great position of the estate with the Streda Sea in the middle of it, the microclimate is able to develop what makes the wine so excellent. At the moment, Claudio Lenzi is working together with a team of experts – especially with the enologist Francesco Bartoletti and the agronomist Stephen Dini – on a project that combines tradition with modern technology to get exquisite quality and pureness. Additional to the different sorts of Sangiovese international sorts like Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet and Chardonnay are cultivated to receive a wine of steadily increasing quality – with respect to the tradition.

„Before drinking, I take a deep breath, o virgin, of this tempting wine.
You are laughing? It is the love that you breathe in through the fragrances of the wine.”
Amaury de Cazanova