Eight of the world’s oldest wineries

Barone Ricasoli, Tuscany, Italy – established 1141


Even older is the winery of Barone Ricasoli at Brolio Castle in Tuscany, which passed into the ownership of the Ricasoli family in 1141 when Florence and Sienta were still city states. Since then it has been producing Chianti Classico, witnessing frequent battles between Florentine and Siena due to its location on the border of both territories. It lays claim to being the oldest winery in Italy and is today also the largest in the Chianti Classico area with 230 hectares of vineyards.

Its flagship wine, Castello di Brollo, is made from the estate’s best Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes.

4 Responses to “Eight of the world’s oldest wineries”

  1. Rastko Fajndovic says:

    What about Château Haut Brion, The Pontac’s Head and Samuel Pepys?

  2. CHATEAU LA NERTHE (Chateauneuf-du-Pape): first written record 1560, likely to have been established over a century earlier…

  3. Katja says:

    It was not Armenia but Georgia actually. Get your facts straight 😉

  4. Hilda says:

    Growing grapes goes back to 8000 BC and the first people who made wine were Armenians in Areni-1 Cave Complex 6100 BC.

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