The Winery Capanna owned by the family Cencioni since 1957, is located north of Montalcino in the area of Montosoli. The company is exclusively led from family and from winemaker Paul Vagaggini. It is considered one of the best vineyards of the area for the production of  “Brunelli”, a excellence of quality which is an integral part of the experience of generations of winemakers. The Brunello di Montalcino DOCG stems from the selection of the best grapes and aging in oak barrels for four years that will become five to become Reserve.

Famiglia Cencioni
Paolo Vagaggini
Foundation year:
Vini prodotti:
Brunello di Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino Riserva, Rosso di Montalcino, Sant'Antimo e Moscadello
Total bottles produced:
Hectares vineyards:
20 ha
Capanna - Montalcino (SI) - Loc. Capanna, 333

Interview with producer

Which are the future projects for your cellar?

Technical updating / substitution of the wine storages

In your opinion, how much is important the improvement of the quality of the wines you produce?

It is essential, even for the market needs, it is important to remain in the correct position.

If you have to convince a customer to buy your wine, what would you say to him?

I would tell him about the traditional production, the manual harvest and the accurate grapes selection.

Which is your favorite thing of your work, and which is the worst?

I love everything of my job, both in the vineyard than in the cellar, even the sales side. I do not like the accounting side, often useless and repetitive.

If the Prime Minister would call you and he would ask you a wine for a very important dinner, which wine would you suggest him, and why?

I would suggest the Brunello 2006 Riserva to be joined to a meat slice and to the game.  

If you have to give an advice to all the cellars of your territory, what would you advice?

Try to follow always the quality of the products even if you bump into economical sacrifices. 

In the last years the web commerce is expanding a lot, the online wine shops are growing up more and more; how do you consider this market news?

Positively because this permits to involve more people that for any different reasons would not have the time and the possibility to visit conventional cellar and wine shops.

Why have you decided to commit the sold of the wines to the online wine shop Negoziodelvino?

Because it has been long time I knew the owner of the online wine shop Negoziodelvino.


Which is the wine you would suggest to the online Negoziodelvino customers and why?

Brunello di Montalcino Docg 2009 because it has a good price/quality ratio, also because it’s more ready to be drunk compared to other years. Then for important events I would suggest the Brunello Riserva 2006 which is a wine purchasable in the online Negoziodelvino. 

Vini della cantina Capanna