At Casato Prime Donne there are 16 hectares of Brunello vineyard. Within the cellars, barrels and tonneau lie beneath frescoes showing the history of Montalcino. The winemakers are all female, a revolutionary work situation for Italy. Even the consultant wine maker is a lady, Valérie Lavigne, from the University of Bordeaux. With the 2009 harvest, the Tinaia del Vento vinification area was inaugurated, designed to vinify Brunello with local native yeasts and to put technology to good use in order to recreate conditions similar to those of yesteryear. In the vineyards around Casato there is a trail path with resting spots embellished with works of art.
How to get there
In Tuscany, 35 km from Siena. Just outside Montalcino. From Montalcino take SP45 route for Siena. After approx. 6 km , turn left following the signs for Abbadia Ardenga and then signs for Casato Prime Donne. From Siena-Buonconvento, 2 km after Buonconvento on the way to Montalcino, turn right and follow the signs for Abbadia Ardenga and then those for Casato Prime Donne.