For three centuries the Manetti family have been producing terracotta from their furnaces in Greve in Chianti. Eight generations have worked with the unique clay composted of local soils to create terracotta of such quality that the family were chosen to be the official furnisher of tiles, made to Brunelleschi’s original design, used for the restoration of Florence’s Duomo. Their tiles also cover the floors of the Botticelli room in the Uffizi. In 1968 Dino Manetti acquired Fontodi, an estate comprising thirty-five hectares of land with ten hectares of vineyards in Panzano. In 1979 Dino asked his sons Giovanni and Marco, aged 16 and 19, to take care of the vineyard estate and winery. Under the guidance of renowned consultant Franco Bernabei, the boys managed the estate together for nine years, whilst their father ran the furnace.