San Gimignano

Teruzzi is a winery with a very strong bond with its surrounding area, located in the heart of Tuscany, at the foot of San Gimignano. Amidst art, legends and history, today the municipality of San Gimignano is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and boasts a splendid winemaking tradition: the medieval village is located in the Sienese countryside, the birthplace of Vernaccia di San Gimignano, the White Queen in a land of red wines.

Wine is culture, passion, and involvement, and a glass of Vernaccia di San Gimignano encloses centuries of history, tradition, work and commitment.


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Isola Bianca

Vernaccia di San Simignano DOCG

On the nose, the fruity notes are well blended with the mineral hints typical of the grape variety. The palate is enjoyable, showing good complexity and an excellent balance between acidity, body, and length. An aftertaste with a hint of almond gives it a slightly bitter finish. This wine is of excellent drinkability.

Terre di Tufi

Toscana Bianco IGT
The nose shows good intensity and length. The palate is enjoyable, with good complexity and balance. The fruity notes blend harmoniously with the slightly toasted notes typical of wood. Overall, the wine has a marked acidity and savouriness that make it an excellent drink.

Riserva Sant'elena

Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG Riserva

The nose is intense, complex, and broad. Hints of white flowers and citrus fruits blend perfectly with the mineral notes typical of the variety. The rich nose is achieved thanks to the long ageing on the fine lees. The palate is complex, enveloping, with good intensity. A savoury wine with a final almondy note.


Toscana Rosso IGT

The nose shows good intensity and length, with woody notes in keeping with this wine’s fruity characteristics. The taste is pleasant but firm and full-bodied. The tannic note is well-defined but balanced with the fruit. The finish shows good length.


Toscana Rosso IGT​

The wine has an intense, brilliant ruby-red colour. The bouquet is varied and persistent, with hints of red fruits perfectly blended with the woody notes of the oak. The palate is full and intense. The wine is characterised by an excellent balance between sweetness and structure.


Past and future

It is said that San Gimignano was founded in 63 B.C. when Muzio and Silvio, two brothers, young patricians and accomplices of Catilina, fled Rome and found refuge in Valdelsa. Here, they built two castles called Mucchio and Silvia, the future San Gimignano.

In the 10th century, with the end of the Early Middle Ages, the City established itself and became what is now the oldest nucleus of the historic centre. During the three centuries after the year 1000, San Gimignano continued to expand. Politically, it was a feud of the bishop of Volterra, who resided in a castle on Poggio della Torre. What in 998 was still a village grew by taking advantage of its strategic geographic position on the Via Francigena.

As far back as 1200, documents within the Ordinamenti della Gabella del Comune prove the flourishing trade of a grape variety called Vernaccia. This white wine, with its characteristic pale straw-yellow colour tending to golden, its fine aroma and dry flavour with a bitterish aftertaste, has constantly evolved, in the vineyard as well as in the cellar, so much so that in 1993 it became the first Tuscan white wine to be awarded the Denominazione di Origine Controllata.

Teruzzi is the contemporary enhancement of this ancient Tuscan history and its centuries-old tradition. In 1974, Enrico Teruzzi, an engineer by profession but a winemaker by vocation, founded the winery with the help of his wife Carmen in the enchanting setting of San Gimignano. In 2016, Terra Moretti acquired the winery. Today, they continue Teruzzi’s path of innovation and tradition, leading the winery’s viticulture to achieve important goals while respecting sustainability.


Nature at the core

Nature, before it becomes wine, is placed at the centre of the entire production process. Ever since Teruzzi was founded, everyone’s commitment has been directed towards enhancing Vernaccia di San Gimignano with an approach that combines a strong, innovative spirit with constant attention to sustainability. Among the best practices in the vineyard and cellar, chemical fertilisers have been abolished over time and pesticides reduced by 50%. In addition, the practice of green manure has been adopted to enrich the soil in a natural way, while soil management has been oriented towards conservative techniques, using marc and stalk waste to produce compost.

There is more to sustainability, however, than the environment. Economic and social sustainability are equally important. Thanks to adopting good practices and preparing the Sustainability Report, Teruzzi has been certified as a Sustainable Organisation by Equalitas since 2022. A certification that assesses the sustainable approach of a winery in all its activities, and thus in the three areas of environmental, social and economic sustainability. It is the first step in a long journey with the aim of always improving, with the involvement of every person and every action taken in the vineyard. At 360 degrees.

To learn about the sustainable goals achieved by Teruzzi, read the Sustainability Report.


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Wine shop in San Gimignano
Località Montegonfoli, SP127, 53037
San Gimignano (SI)
Every day: 11.00 – 18.00
Tel. 0577 941722 | Email: enoteca@teruzziwine.com

Wine Shop at the Winery
Località Casale, 19, 53037
San Gimignano (SI)
Monday to Friday: 09.00 – 17.30
Tel. 0577 940143 | Mob. 347 6365316
Email: enoteca@teruzziwine.com

Teruzzi & Puthod srl
Gruppo Terra Moretti
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