The story

Husband and wife team Franco Batzella and Khanh Nguyen worked together for many years at the World Bank in Washington. In the 1990’s, they decided to radically change their lifestyle to fulfill their dream of becoming winemakers.

Charged with enthusiasm, they studied agronomy and viticulture and initially they relied on the advice of Professor Attilio Scienza, an esteemed Italian scientist expert in viticultural sciences, who recommended that they focus on the emerging area of Bolgheri.

The right decision

In 2000, they planted their vineyards and their first harvest was in 2003. They realized right from their very first results that they had made the right decision. They found in Bolgheri a land that they believe is truly blessed by the heavens, and a place where they found the “genius loci”, or “spirit of the place” they were looking for and that today is reflected in their wines.

DOC Wines

Tâm | DOC Bolgheri Superiore
Peàn | DOC Bolgheri Rosso
Eccoci | DOC Bolgheri Rosso
Mezzodì | DOC Bolgheri Bianco
Pinksy | DOC Bolgheri Rosato


Franco Batzella e Khanh Nguyen

Find us with Google Maps | Via dei Campi al Mare 227 loc Badia 57024 Castagneto Carducci (LI)
0565 775776 |

The producer's tale

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