In 1971, Sandro Fay began to invest in the redevelopment of his family’s small vineyard in San Giacomo di Teglio, a village within the Valtellina Superiore DOCG. By 1973, Fay had officially established the Azienda Agricola Fay and began to slowly expand the vineyard by incorporating additional plots of land, carefully selecting vineyards with different soil compositions and altitudes between 350 meters and 900 meters on steep mountain sides. Today Sandro’s children, Marco and Elena have taken up the family vineyards. Marco studied enology in Trentino and trained in Barolo. He translated those experiences when he returned to the terraced family vineyards and began producing single-vineyard wines of distinction united around the variety Chiavennasca, known outside of Valtellina as Nebbiolo.