While winemaking at Castiglion del Bosco has been a craft for centuries, until fairly
recently the vineyards were cultivated solely for personal consumption by each family
living on the Estate. Today, Castiglion del Bosco wines are consistently recognized
for their excellence.
As one of the founding members of the Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino,
the organization that regulates and controls the quality of Brunello production,
Castiglion del Bosco introduced the world to its exemplary vintages through the
emergence of a commercial operation in the late 1950s. In 2004, acclaimed international
Wine Master Nicolo D'Afflitto took command of winemaking at Castiglion del Bosco, along with locally
trained enologist Cecilia Leoneschi. Under their careful direction, the Estate is
yielding more modern Brunellos that are attracting critical acclaim.
The fundamental goal of winemaking at Castiglion del Bosco is to remain faithful to the
land and the characteristics of the grapes.