The best wineries in Tuscany - Brunello di Montalcino
‘Brunello di Montalcino’ has medieval roots like many other appellations, but let’s fast forward to the late 19th
Century. At this time ‘Biondi Santi’ and ‘Fattoria dei Barbi’ were acclaimed for their ‘Brunello’ wines at
different agricultural meetings and expositions. ‘Biondi Santi’ was the winery that wrote history when it comes
to ‘Brunello di Montalcino’ wines, it was here that this wine was first created. In was Ferruccio Biondi Santi
who, in the late 19th Century, replanted the vineyards after a phylloxera infestation and then selected the
cultivar that would become the worldwide success that is ‘Brunello di Montalcino’.
Biondi Santi is a winery to visit in Montalcino for its unique history and for the wines they produce. Other
wineries to visit are, ‘Casanova dei Neri’, ‘Poggio di Sotto’, ‘Lisini’, ‘Mastrojanni’, ‘Il Casato Prime Donne of
Donatella Cinelli Colombini’, as well as smaller wineries such as ‘Fattoi’, ‘Le Potazzine’, or ‘Terre Nere’. There
are many other fantastic wineries producing ‘Brunello di Montalcino’, so you are spoilt for choice.