La Torre alle Tolfe - Who we are

– Who We Are –

La Torre alle Tolfe is a third-generation, family-run estate close to the medieval city of Siena.

 

At the heart of the estate is the 8th Century hilltop tower, or Torre, together with the villa and restored farmhouses set in landscaped gardens. From the surrounding farmland the Castelli family produce organic wines and extra-virgin olive oil. A number of other former farm buildings in the estate have been converted to charming apartments, well-appointed and with wonderful views over the adjacent countryside and across to Siena.

 

The entire estate is managed by the Castelli family with a close-knit team, many of whom have spent much of their lives working on the property.

La Torre alle Tolfe Luigi and Lunella
Luigi Castelli, with his beloved wife, Lunella, purchased La Torre alle Tolfe in the 1950s and began a remarkable series of projects to renovate the villa and adjacent buildings, together with the gardens around them.
La Torre alle Tolfe Marco Castelli
Marco Castelli took over the estate in the 1980s and continued work on the villa and estate. Marco has written a Brief History of “Castro de Tolfis”. The ownership of the estate is now shared between Marco, his daughter Mania and son, Giotto.
La Torre alle Tolfe Mania Castelli
Mania Castelli moved back from the UK with her family to live on the estate in 2015. She has a deep passion for Le Tolfe, for Siena, the culture, history and the natural world all around. Having worked as a veterinarian in the UK for many years, Mania is now running the estate full-time.
La Torre alle Tolfe Mark Spalding
Mark Spalding, Mania’s husband, has worked in international nature conservation for many years and now has a base at the University of Siena. He, too, is passionate about Le Tolfe and is engaged in life on the estate whenever the opportunity permits.
La Torre alle Tolfe Giotto Castelli
Giotto Castelli is an aeronautical engineer based in Cambridge, UK, and takes an active interest in Le Tolfe.

La Torre alle Tolfe Giacomo Mastretta
Giacomo Mastretta is the estate oenologist or winemaker, who has a distinguished career, having worked internationally and gained renown as one of the leading natural winemakers, here in Tuscany and worldwide.
La Torre alle Tolfe Stefano Amadeo
Stefano Amadeo is our agricultural advisor (agronomist). He worked for many years for a leading winery in North-east Italy and now works for "Vitenova Wine Wellness".

La Torre alle Tolfe Giacomo Mastretta
Giacomo Mastretta is the estate oenologist or winemaker, who has a distinguished career, having worked internationally and gained renown as one of the leading natural winemakers, here in Tuscany and worldwide.
La Torre alle Tolfe Stefano Amadeo
Stefano Amadeo is our agricultural advisor (agronomist). He worked for many years for a leading winery in North-east Italy and now works for "Vitenova Wine Wellness".

With our staff we form a close-knit community. Three families in particular make up our key workforce and have contributed greatly to life at La Torre alle Tolfe for decades.

Marco Cannoni
Marco Cannoni
Barbara Coli
Barbara Coli
Agron Velaj
Agron Velaj
Shqipe Velaj
Shqipe Velaj
Giuseppe Giordano
Giuseppe Giordano
Nunzia Sirica
Nunzia Sirica
Alessandra Caturelli
Alessandra Caturelli
Isabel Guedez di Dinelli
Isabel Guedez di Dinelli
Le Tolfe Chef Atom Cortese
Atom Cortese