The award-winning wines from the historic Villa Saletta estate in Tuscany are available exclusively at Hand Picked Hotels in locations in the UK and the Channel Islands and here via our Hand Picked Shop. Guests across the hotel collection have been inspired by the quality, clarity and elegance of the Villa Saletta wines we serve and asked for the opportunity to enjoy them at home, too.
Villa Saletta is a story that spans centuries. The estate has been owned by just four families throughout its history with documented winemaking traditions dating back to 980AD. The Gambacorta family consolidated the lands around the estate in the 14th century then the Riccardi family, who were bankers to the powerful house of Medici, transformed Villa Saletta into a true working estate throughout the 16th and 17th centuries. It was then passed onto the Castelli family until the Hands family took ownership in 2000.
By then the estate had almost entirely fallen to ruin, but passionate wine enthusiasts Guy and Julia Hands saw the potential to reinstate it and bring it back to life. They insisted that their winemakers use the traditional Tuscan techniques the estate had practiced for centuries but combined with modern technology and innovation. Their commitment to creating exceptional wines that engage the heart and awaken the palette is palpable in the Villa Saletta wines our guests and customers enjoy today.
The Villa Saletta estate produces a range of phenomenal wines, some of which are archetypal examples of the Tuscan style, others which, by virtue of technique, are more reminiscent of the finest Bordeaux crus, but with an unmistakable Italian flair.
Our wines are aged for at least 24 months, with testing and tasting taking place throughout the ageing cycle.
We are delighted to bring you their finest selection for you start your own love affair with Villa Saletta. Salute!