From origins to modernity

The winery Fornacelle is a historic property that dates back to the late nineteenth century when Giulio Batistoni, sharecropper for the Counts of the Della Gherardesca family, purchased the land from them.
Modernization of the winery was completed by Giulio’s great nephew, Stefano Billi, who is the current owner. He and his wife Silvia manage the winery and represent the fourth generation.

A constantly evolving reality

Stefano upgraded and renewed the winery by planting new vines in 1996 and set the standards both in the vineyards and in the cellar towards producing high quality, following the principles of Bolgheri’s recently established appellation.
Today, the Fornacelle winery owns 15 hectares of land, 9 of which are planted with vineyards.

Bolgheri DOC Wines

Guarda Boschi | DOC Bolgheri Superiore
Foglio 38 | DOC Bolgheri Superiore
Zizzolo | DOC Bolgheri Rosso
Zizzolo | DOC Bolgheri Vermentino


Stefano Billi

Tours and tastings

Tours: From Monday to Friday | Saturday and Sunday on request only.
For more information about tours and tastings, contact us or browse the website.

Find us with Google Maps | Loc Fornacelle 232/a 57022 Castagneto Carducci (LI)
0565 775575 |

The producer’s tale

The company and its vineyards