Louis Dressner Selections - Wine Importer
Toscano Rosso, Montalcino and Brunello from twins sisters Margherita and Francesca Padovani.
Margherita and Francesca Padovani. Photo by Alex Finberg.


Founded by twin sisters Margherita and Francesca Padovani in 1997, Campi di Fonterenza is a biodynamically farmed estate spread over the commune of Montalcino. Though the twins grew up in Milan, the farm where they currently reside has been in the family since the 70's. Viticulture, however, does not run in the Padovani family; in fact, there were no vines whatsoever on the property until Margherita planted the first plots in 1999.


This interview with Francesca Padovani took place on the streets of Chicago in April 2011.


This visit at Campi di Fonterenza took place in April, 2013.

Words by Jules Dressner, photos by Maya Pedersen.


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