As clearly expressed by wine labels, LE TRE STELLE are three women, representing exactly the owners of the farm having the same name: two sisters (Antonella and Donatella) and their mother Maria.
In fact the farm was established in March 1998 by Antonella and Donatella who wanted to continue the wine growing and producing activity of their family, showing everybody the firmness and pride inspiring women's soul.
Choosing to become farmers, in spite of everything and everybody, they follow and pursue the dream that once pushed the Rubicini family to leave the Marches moving to Tuscany to become landowner, quitting forever the sharecropping activity they had been subject to until then. The first years of activity were difficult: in addition to the sorrow for the untimely death of their father, they also suffered the humiliation and pain due to the fact that nobody trusted them, convinced that three women had no chances as farmers and could neither till the land nor drive tractors alone. But the pride and the passion as well as their devotion to the land have contributed to winning this challenge and today, after several troubles, they have earned respect, gaining a high quality level both in the products and in the services offered by the farm.
The farm LE TRE STELLE is located in the heart of Tuscany, at a distance of 2 km from Certaldo and about 8 km away from the famous towered village of San Gimignano. The farm, which lies in an excellent position for a relaxing holiday in close contact with nature, is strategically very near to the main art cities such as Florence (35 km), Pisa (50 km) and Siena (30 km) and also to the most important bathing establishments and spas.
The farm, located in a quiet position surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, was established in 1998 but, despite its recent setting up, is now a dynamic and versatile farm characterized by a strong devotion to the land and to the relevant agricultural produce. Here vines are cultivated with much attention and care to obtain the precious nectar, which represents the most important resource, followed by the production of extra-virgin olive oil and of other local products deeply rooted in the Middle Ages, such as saffron and Certaldo onions.
Since 1999 the farm holiday activity with restaurant service has been added as well. So, besides art attractions offered by this area, guests have also the opportunity of knowing another essential aspect of the Tuscan territory, that is to say our food-and-wine products. Here you can taste the local dishes of the Tuscan cooking prepared with healthy and genuine products: in fact vegetables are picked at the farm's vegetable garden, small poultry (geese, ducks, rabbits, chickens, pigs, goats etc.) are bred at the farm, while new-laid eggs are used for preparing fancy omelettes with vegetables, delicious cakes, pies and fragrant tagliatelle.
The farm covers a total surface of about 25 hectares, 12 of which are all vineyards. These latter belong to the farm and are located in the commune of San Gimignano at an average altitude of 180 m on the sea level and with an excellent exposure (south / south-east / south-west). The old vineyards, covering a surface of 10 hectares with an average 35-year life, are planted with local authochthonous vines such as Vernaccia di San Gimignano, San Giovese, Canaiolo, Colorino, Ciliegiolo, Malvasia Nera, Malvasia Bianca, San Colombano and Trebbiano, including about 2800 vines per hectare. Only 2 hectares, that have been recently planted, are characterized by a high-density cultivation (4500 vines per hectare) with the international vine Merlot.
The bottling activity has started since 2000, exceptional year because Ciliegiolo, the wine symbolizing the farm, was produced in pureness for the first time. In the same year the winery was renovated with the application of the cold technology and with the purchase of a new pneumatic press and of steel vats and casks.