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The Azienda Agricola Fay was founded in 1973 by Sandro Fay who, starting from a small family-run wine producing business, decided to expand the estate’s activities. Construction work began in 1971 on the winery’s premises in San Giacomo di Teglio and in the following years the vineyards were extended by incorporating several additional plots of land. Since 1998, Sandro's work has been supported by his children Marco and Elena. The history of the Fay family is particularly linked to Valgella, the sub-area of Valtellina that offers some of the most elegant Nebbiolo, or Chiavennasca as it is usually called locally, of the entire denomination. The Fay farm in fact concentrates.

The vineyards extend over 14 hectares and is a part of the Valgella sub-zone, where most of the production is concentrated. The soil on the estate is mainly sandy (about 70%), silty (18%) (clay and limestone are absent), with an acid pH ranging between 4.5 and 5.5, resulting from crumbled granitic formations that vary in thickness from less than one meter to a few meters.

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