Tom Peck Jnr describes himself as ‘a lover of Italy’s rural architecture, and an avid restorer of vintage Ferrari race cars.’ From 2007 he embarked on a 6-year project to build an authentic Tuscan house in Southern California from almost entirely reclaimed components. His passion for Italian wine developed alongside this endeavour, and intensified over many dinners accompanied by great bottles with Frank Bynam. In 2015 both subsequently became partners in the purchase of the Vecchie Terre di Montefili winery in the Chianti Classico DOCG region of Tuscany.

Source: Vecchie Terre di Montefili website (10 July 2020).