VignaLuce is a project started by the skilled oenologist Franco Calini in 1990 in Maremma, southwestern Tuscany. Formerly known as Cantina di Albarese, the farms are located a stone's throw from the medieval village of Scansano and cover an area of 70 hectares near the Monte Amiata mountain. The orchards mainly cultivate Sangiovese, but also smaller amounts of Cabernet, Merlot and Vermentino under the DOCG Morellino di Scansano quality classification. On average, 20-year-old vines grow in stony clay soil at an altitude of approx. 300 meters above the water level. The light winds that blow at night keep the humidity in the area under control and, together with the temperature differences between nights and days, create favorable conditions for the production of fresh and perfumed wines.
The vineyards of VignaLuce form an amphitheater-like shape in a picturesque valley, from the top of which opens a wonderful view of the sun setting into the sea in the evenings. The view is also reflected in the farm's logo. The shape of the vineyards was designed by the respected late oenologist Giacomo Tachis, who has been titled as the main architect of the Italian wine renaissance. Tachis is also known as as the father of super Tuscan wines. The nurseries are currently being converted to organic production. The water used in the winery is cleaned and recycled for use in the nurseries. 95% of the facility's electricity consumption comes from solar panels.
The farm's annual production is around 100,000 bottles.