About us

Santa Lucia estate was founded in the early ‘60s when my father’s land was added to my paternal grandfather’s one, thus forming a farm of about 100 ha of which 12 are vineyards. They are located at 250 m. above sea level at Mercato Saraceno in the Savio valley, right in the heart of Romagna. At that time a farm ought to be self-sufficient and produce everything, from cheese to fruit, to wine…

Towards the end of the ‘90s there was a turning point: the farm specialized in winegrowing; a revolution which started from the vineyards to continue in the cellar. Thanks to the advice of important Italian winemakers we were able to carry out a plan aiming at upgrading the production and exploiting the culture, the history and the traditions of our belt.

The Sangiovese, the Albana, the Famoso and the Centesimino are the chief protagonists: they are the main vines of our region and right here, in our area, they are able to express important varietal features thanks to the peculiar paedo-climatic conditions.

All vineyards are grown according to organic farming with espalier training system and Guyot pruning. In recent years outstanding outcomes have been achieved through the evaluation of the lunar phases influence (both in the vineyards and in the cellar) applying biodynamic philosophy.

Thanks to this new approach the territory appropriates its true identity which we believe is the ground for the growth and the development of any wine.

Paride Benedetti

The Agronomist…

“To my team and my Customers I usually say that wines can tell a lot about us, our land and our work; it’s an endless emotion which will never stop talking to Men’s heart”.
Paride Benedetti

Phone: 0547.90441
Tenuta Santa Lucia via Giardino, 1400
47025 Mercato Saraceno (FC) Italy