Forests, hills, and an ancient manor: Maremma, gentle and undulating, stretching to the horizon amid fields, olive groves, and vineyards. A home to preserve the culture of the grapevine. It’s an authentic and noble Tuscany at Castello di Montepò, in the Scansano countryside, where the lands turn into legendary vineyards.
In the heart of Maremma
Surrounded by forests, olive groves, and the small hills of Maremma, the ancient manor has been an impregnable fortress defending the feudal borders since medieval times, a mission it still pursues today by protecting the 600 hectares of the estate, including 50 of vineyards. It’s where Jacopo Biondi Santi found the ideal conditions for the vine-terroir interaction to fulfill his ambitious project of enhancing viticulture.
The Biondi Santi family has earned a place in the tradition of Italian wine thanks to the lively and passionate inventiveness that has distinguished them since their beginnings. The roots of this brilliant adventure date back to the 19th century when Ferruccio Biondi Santi planted the first vineyard in Montalcino with vines from a selected Sangiovese clone, known as Sangiovese Grosso or Brunello. This marked the first step towards a new winemaking approach that would soon become part of Italian wine history.
Experiencing wine at Castello di Montepò is a truly unique experience, starting from your arrival at the welcome point, where the tour of the family estate and the castle begins. Immersed in unspoiled nature, you can observe an extraordinary land where the civilization of the vine and wine is the distinctive hallmark of a tradition passed down through generations, becoming a reference point for quality wine in Italy and around the world.