The Sant'Agnese Estate has now been run by three generations of the Fanetti family, beginning with Adamo, followed by Giuseppe, and now Elisabetta, who picked up her father's secrets over the years, accompanying him through the vineyards as a young girl. The first renaissance of the Vino Nobile took place in the 1920s, thanks to Adamo Fanetti, Adele Andreucci's husband. Adele was the daughter of a Montepulciano landowner, the proprietor of the Sant'Agnese farm. Adamo set out to improve the wine his father-in-law was already producing, and made the decision to bottle this higher quality wine on the estate. Having put his plan into practice, he brought his wine to the first traditional wine fairs that took place in Siena in the 1930s, and from that moment the wine's fame was assured. Awards came thick and fast, including international recognition, such as the gold medals won at the Grands Prix of Paris, Ljubljana and Milan. Fanetti was the Vino Nobile, and the two would become synonymous. This association was confirmed following a rigorous study of the "genuine" Italian wines carried out by specialists and published in the weekly "OGGi" magazine. The study definitively recognised Grand Officer Adamo Fanetti, grandfather of the current owner of the Sant'Agnese Estate, as the "legitimate patron of the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano". Following Adamo's death, his son Giuseppe, having learnt the arts of wine-making from his father, carried on the running of the estate with the same passion and tenacity that has always distinguished the development of the farm. His fortuitous intuition was to invest all his energy and savings in the farm, in the midst of the full economic boom of the 1960s and 1970s, which was luring many farmers away from the countryside, seduced by the appeal of the industrial miracle. Today, the continuity of the estate has been entrusted to his daughter, Elisabetta.