Castello Romitorio, a massive twelfth-century hilltop fortress in Montalcino, since 1986 has produced exquisite Tuscan wines, grappa, and olive oil. Castello Romitorio was founded by reknowned artist Sandro Chia, in 1984. The castle was previously owned by the Baron Giorgio Franchetti.
Castello Romitorio is owned by the artist Sandro Chia, who spent years carefully restoring the property after acquiring it in 1984. Castello di Romitorio winery is made up of three separate properties near Montalcino, Italy. The most important is the Romitorio Castle itself, where Brunello di Montalcino is made from the 10 hectares of vineyards of the estates large holding of a total of 187 hectares. The two other properties are: Poggio di Sopra with 8 hectares of vineyards, also in Montalcino and not far from the Monte Amiata and Ghiaccio Forte, and the property in Scansano with 11 hectares of vineyards, acquired in 1998.