Barone Ricasoli

Barone Ricasoli

About Barone Ricasoli

In the breathtaking region of Chianti, in the heart of Tuscany, resides one of Italy's oldest and most distinguished wineries: Barone Ricasoli. Established in 1141, it holds the distinguished title as the oldest winery in Italy, and the fourth oldest family-run business in the world.

Steeped in history and tradition, Barone Ricasoli has crafted fine wines for close to 900 years; it was the founder of this prestigious winery, Bettino Ricasoli, who in the late 19th century, formulated the recipe for the iconic Chianti wine - a blend that remains the staple of the label to this day.

With nearly 1,200 hectares of lush vineyard, it is the largest winery in the Chianti Classico region. It encompasses the spectacular Brolio Castle, which stands as an emblem of the rich history and pioneering spirit of the Ricasoli family. This is where the noble tradition of winemaking began, where grapes have transformed into exquisite Italian wines with an unparalleled depth of flavour and complexity.

The winery commits to honour its rich heritage while maintaining a forward-thinking outlook. Leading, in environmental sustainability practices, Barone Ricasoli has updated its production approach by embracing organic farming and reducing its environmental footprint. This commitment is evident in the long-term preservation of their vineyards, which meticulously cared for to maintain optimal health.

Barone Ricasoli offers a unique experience for wine lovers and history enthusiasts alike - from tastings in the ancient cellars to strolling through the historic castle, to learning about the winemaking process in the vineyards. It's an immersion into Italian heritage, a harmonious blend of past and present, and a testament to the enduring legacy of fine winemaking.

The heart and soul of Barone Ricasoli lay in its passion for winemaking, the dedication to preserving the natural beauty of the Chianti region, and its commitment to producing Italian wines of exceptional quality and character. A visit to Barone Ricasoli is a journey through time, an adventure for the senses: and an unforgettable experience.

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