Luce Della Vite was founded in 1995 when the Marchesi de Frescobaldi of Florence, Italy, and Robert Mondavi of Napa Valley teamed up to create an estate in Montalcino. The Frescobaldi family has owned wineries for several centuries and the venture was one of several between Robert Mondavi, one of California’s most important wine innovators, and traditional European producers. The Luce Della Vite estate includes 77 acres of hilltop vineyards. Luce Della Vite makes Super Tuscans including its flagship Luce, which is Sangiovese and Merlot. The estate also makes Brunello di Montalcino.