The first stones of Brolio Castle date back to the Middle Ages. The castle passed into the hands of the Ricasoli family thanks to an exchange of lands for which records can be found as early as 1141. Through the centuries the castle has suffered attack and destruction in numerous battles, from the Aragonese and Spanish assaults during the fifteenth century, to disputes in the seventeenth century, to the aerial bombings and rounds of artillery during the Second World War.
The castle has been rebuilt and modified several times and today it bears the marks of the different eras: there are the fortified medieval bastions, Romanesque and neo-Gothic additions and unique nineteenth-century Tuscan details. Brolio Castle towers over the Ricasoli company lands, the most extensive in the Chianti Classico area, that unfold with a continuous succession of colors and hues over gentle hills, velvety valleys and thick woodlands of oaks and chestnuts.
The 1,200 hectares of property includes 235 hectares of vineyards and 26 of olive groves, in the commune of Gaiole.
The main highlight of this tour will be the wine tasting in the incredible formal dining room that was once the heart of the Ricasoli family for centuries. Here you will have a guided wine tasting by a certified sommelier of the top Ricasoli estate CRU wines. The tour includes the magnificent Italian gardens, the family's private chapel and the Ricasoli Collection (small museum) located inside the tower of the castle. Meeting point at the castle ticket office.
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Children under 16 can enjoy the experience for free.
Wine won't be served to people under 18 years old.
Minimum number of participants is two people.
Meeting point at the winery