The first stones of Brolio Castle date back to the Middle Ages. The castle passed into the hands of the Ricasoli family thanks to an exchange of lands for which records can be found as early as 1141. Through the centuries the castle has suffered attack and destruction in numerous battles, from the Aragonese and Spanish assaults during the fifteenth century, to disputes in the seventeenth century, to the aerial bombings and rounds of artillery during the Second World War.
The castle has been rebuilt and modified several times and today it bears the marks of the different eras: there are the fortified medieval bastions, Romanesque and neo-Gothic additions and unique nineteenth century Tuscan details. Brolio Castle towers over the Ricasoli company lands, the most extensive in the Chianti Classico area, that unfold with a continuous succession of colors and hues over gentle hills, velvety valleys and thick woodlands of oaks and chestnuts.
The 1,200 hectares of property include 240 hectares of vineyards and 26 of olive groves, in the commune of Gaiole.
July 1st – October 4th 2020
Every day from 10:00am to 7:00pm (ticket office open until 6:00)
Ricasoli Collection: open every day
October 5th – 24th 2020
Monday-Friday, from 10:00am to 6:00pm (ticket office open until 5:00)
Saturday and Sunday, 10:00am to 7:00pm (ticket office open until 6:00)
October 25th – November 8th 2020
Every day from 10:00am to 5:00pm (ticket office open until 4:00)
Ricasoli Collection: open only on the weekends (Sat-Sun)
Closed from November 9th to March 2021