Castiglion del Bosco extends almost 5,000 acres, 150 of which are dedicated to vineyards. It is one of the most prominent producers in Montalcino, both for the history of the estate and for its size, unchanged in the last 400 years. Since 2003, Castiglion del Bosco has been owned by Massimo Ferragamo, Chairman of Salvatore Ferragamo USA, who fell in love with the estate, its splendidly isolated woods, and its majestic ridges.
Castiglion del Bosco is a fine wine estate, as well as an elegant country resort with a rich past. In the Val d’Orcia near Siena, the property is a UNESCO World Heritage site enshrined for its Renaissance-parceled landscape that now houses 23 suites in buildings retrofitted into an original medieval village. Another 10 rustic stone farmhouses-turned-villas are strewn around hillsides, along with a cooking school—all part of the estate’s alluring experience.
The Castiglion del Bosco estate also houses a private, members-only club. The Club at Castiglion del Bosco is Italy’s only private golf club. Featuring one of the finest private 18-hole courses in Europe, designed by champion golfer and acclaimed architect Tom Weiskopf – his only Continental European design – the course is exquisitely blended into the soft curves and contours of the estate’s rolling hills.
Located in picturesque Tuscany, Montalcino is known for producing the esteemed Brunello di Montalcino wine, made from the Sangiovese grape. It is a rather arid region, with one of the warmest and driest climates in Tuscany. The terrain is densely wooded in areas, with some vineyard sites benefitting from the maritime influence of the sea. There is an incredible diversity in terroir across the region, with varied soils from volcanic to limestone to clay that produce very unique wines.