Castello Romitorio winery takes its name from the massive twelfth-century fortress that sits atop a hill surrounded by an oak tree forest in northwestern Montalcino. The winery was founded in 1984 when artist Sandro Chia acquired the estate from his friend, Baron Giorgio Franchetti. The first Sangiovese parcels were planted in 1984 on slopes near Castello Romitorio. Ever since then, Castello Romitorio has been totally committed to the study, exploration and promotion of Brunello di Montalcino wine.
In 1999, the winery expanded with the acquisition of ‘Tenuta Ghiaccio Forte’ in the Southwestern region of Scansano, Grosseto. The winery is planted with Sangiovese, Petit Verdot and Syrah.
Sandro’s son Filippo Chia has been managing the winery since 2005.
The labels are the exquisite work of Sandro Chia, an advocate of the Italian Transavanguardia movement, which is all about figurative art, symbolism, and mythical imagery.