Winemaker and engineer
My name is Samuele Bianchi, I was born in 1971, I am from Lucca, where I live and work. Even though I am a qualified Engineer, I also run my small vineyard right here in Lucca.
Where di the passion for wine making begin?
My grandfather undoubtedly contributed to this; as a child he would often take me with him to his small farm where he cultivated wine and olive oil. He was the one who introduced me to the taste of wine and to the appreciation of it.
Over the years my passion for wine has developed from being a consumer, into a wine taster and sommelier. In 2003, whilst searching for a house for myself, I discovered “Il Calamaio” and it was love at first sight; a beautiful house to be restored, a vineyard to be brought to life and a strong passion to be grown. From that moment I launched myself into this challenge and today I have a vineyard of around two hectares and a small olive yard.
I lead a very frenetic lifestyle, pulled between work and family, knowing that Il Calamaio is where my heart belongs.
Il Calamaio in Tuscany
We are situated in Tuscany, not in the well known areas of Brunello di Montalcino or Chianti, but in LUCCHESIA, which is an area enhanced by exceptional beauty and fascinating walls which surround the city. Good wine has always being a product of the area and even though most vineyards are situated very close to the city walls, it’s territory has been unspoilt maintaining its authenticity over the decades.
Our wines proudly represent Lucchesia.. so why not come and do some tasting..perhaps a sip or two or even a glass or two!!!!
Of our ``small vineyard with a huge passion``
Age of company
Quintals of grapes
is carried out with passion and love, respecting nature and our territory
Sangiovese of Lucca, the “King” of wines in a new and passionate form.
Lucca’s famous wine in its most traditional fashion with just a hint of innovation.
Not only tradition but also an international flavour.
Rose’ of Sangiovese: my dad’s wine!
Merlot in a Magnum..ideal for some of us.
photos that tell a story.