Ricasoli 1141: Brolio’s Intangible Heritage

The history of Italy cannot be told without including the prominent contributions of the Ricasoli family, who have produced wine since 1141. At the helm of the winery since 1993, Baron Francesco Ricasoli explains with the deepest respect for his renowned ancestors, how he has guided the estate in innovation and sustainable vineyard practices. The heart of the Ricasoli wine production comes from the Castello di Brolio, a magnificent castle located in the commune of Gaiole in Chianti, where for generations all its citizens have had a relative or family member working. With an absolute respect for soil, plants and people and the current family motto “rien sans peine” or “no pain no gain”, there is no doubt that Baron Ricasoli will be leading the way for many more generations to come.