Some “life” choices are sometimes made in a non-rational way, perhaps with the conviction of being guided by emotions, by feelings, when instead, more or less unconsciously, one obeys something else. So, in the 70′, Thea and Sergio Navacchia started this adventure. And so it was when David and Vittorio, at the death of their mother, in 1989, decided that making wine would be the work of their lives.
Sergio and Thea, in their own way, were revolutionaries. A revolution that started from the vieyard (among the first to plant with high densities per hectare and to experiment with non-traditional vines) and continued in the vinery
Important collaborations with the best Italian enology: a very young Francesco Spagnolli in the early eighties, then Vittorio Fiore up to Donato Lanati, whose teachings were fundamental for the growth of Vittorio as head of agronomic and oenological management of the company.
It was therefore natural and physiological the emergence of the company in the productive landscape first regional and then also national. First the specialized press and national guides (the first “three glasses” is dated 1997) and to follow also titles international (Thea 2008 was one of the first Sangiovese di Romagna to be awarded 90/100 by Wine Spectator, Il Thea Passito, even 94/100 by Wine Enthusiast!)
Stages of our history
Sergio e Thea Navacchia acquistano il podere di Imola (allora solo 16 ettari): l’idea era quella di fare il vino per gli amici
Viene costituita la Tre Monti: la prima vendemmia permette di produrre le prime 10.000 bottiglie
La scomparsa di mamma Thea è la svolta: da quel momento per Sergio, Vittorio e David fare vino non sarà più solo business
Esce la prima annata, la 1997, del Thea Rosso. Il nostro rosso di riferimento, dedicato a mamma Thea.
Entra in cantina la nostra prima anfora georgiana. Nasce il Vitalba, che, da lì a tre anni, verrà inserito da Wine Enthusiast fra i primi 100 vini al mondo.