Where Brunello di Montalcino is born, a place full of charm and history
The historic Frescobaldi estate in the CastelGiocondo village, high above Montalcino, is a medieval stronghold from the 1100s defending the road from the sea to Siena. In 1800, one of the first Brunello di Montalcino wines in history was produced, just as the commander of Siena’s troops, Guidoriccio di Montemassi, led the attack on the castle of Montemassi. For this reason, the famous scene of the commander on the attack painted by the Sienese painter Simone Martini is printed on the labels of the wines produced at the Tenuta di CastelGiocondo.
The history-rich estate boasts architectural and artistic beauty. Today, it houses the contemporary art collection of Artists for Frescobaldi. The collection can be visited by appointment.
Estate tour and exhibition
Walk among the vineyards, visit the cellar and taste the estate’s wines. Visitors can thus experience the essence of Brunello, tasting the great wines produced here: CastelGiocondo Brunello di Montalcino and Ripe Al Convento di CastelGiocondo.
Winery tour and tasting
Seven exclusive rooms welcome our guests in the heart of the medieval village. From here, it is possible to visit the entire village and Montalcino.
Enjoy all the flavours of the land on your plate with a menu that enhances the character of the wines from the cellar.
The Frescobaldi cooking class experience allows you to experience cooking with farm-to-table ingredients. You will use only products from the vegetable garden to create typical dishes to enjoy together for a deep dive into the local gastronomic culture.
The estate hosts private and corporate events for small groups (up to 40 people), such as conventions and team building.
There’s no question that Tuscany is the most well-known Italian wine region abroad. Its diverse territories are essential in determining the character of the food and wine from here. Cradle of Italian language and culture, Tuscany is an unmissable stop for those who wish to dive into the history of a land that gave birth to the such of Dante Alighieri, Galileo Galilei and Giacomo Puccini.