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The story of Tenuta Vitanza begun in 1994 when Rosalba Vitanza and her husband to be Guido Andretta went for a romantic week-end in Montalcino in province of Siena. They were guest of a friend, a fellow producer, that told them he was trying to sell the original property in Montalcino to buy a bigger place also in the area. At that time they were both living in Rome.

Guido is an Aerospace Engineer and was doing business as Management Consultant with his own company based in United Kingdom and United States. He was Managing Director of a management and training consultancy with many responsibilities, with clients in medium to large size organizations in public and private sectors working in different areas like transportation, pharmaceutical, banking, telecommunications, etc.

Rosalba has a Ph.D. in Philosophy and she was doing teaching at Rome University La Sapienza. She has observed  that winemaking doesen't change her job too much because she can use a lot of her philosophical training in her winemaking techniques, even if most everything is done with the help of chemistry that translates the poetry of wine in the wine itself.

In 1994 so they decide to buy their first property, Podere Renaione, a country house build before 1600, together with 4 acres of vineyards, olive trees and fruit trees, with the idea of  doing some wine for themselves and their friends. Rosalba took full responsibility of the estate and started to immerse herself into winemaking with the help of a famous consultant enologist of Siena.