In 1968, Stefano Novello's father decided to follow is passion for the land and nature and restore the ancient vineyards of the counts of Rieppi. The old house became part home, part winery and he began carving out the terraces that would become the centerpiece of the winery. Stephano who had not intended to follow in his fathers footsteps began to become interested in winemaking and proceeded to get his enology degree in 1988, after traveling and working abroad, he came back to the family winery.
Care and attention; for the vines, for the winery, for the environment, for the generations to come. This signifies putting a stop to all chemical products in the vineyards and a non-interventionalist style of winemaking that allows the free expession of the grape and the soil. All the wines are macerated on the skins for extended periods of time giving increased complexity and silky texture and body. All the wines are unfiltered and unfined in hopes of keeping all of their flavor intact at bottling. Stefano Novello produces wines that can be drunk now or that can be kept for many years to come.