Castellare di Castellina formed out of the consolidation of five farms in 1968 and now sits on a total of 80 hectares close to the village of Castellina in Chianti, in the heart of the Chianti Classico region. Paolo Panerai, the Italian publishing mogul, has owned the winery since the 1970s, and since that time, has successfully been producing and marketing wine to consumers around the world. The winery is responsible for producing multiple lines of wine (all distributed by Castellare Distribuzion), but the Chianti is one of the most heralded wines they produce and is arguably the top Chianti in the region. The vineyards may be ancient but the winery itself benefits from a modern edge and is a top spot for wine enthusiasts and tourist to visit from around the world.
Strada Provinciale di Castagnoli 14-15
53011 Castellina In Chianti
The vineyards, themselves, range from between 5 years and 30 years, as they sit at an average of 370 meters above sea level. 33 hectares of the land upon which the winery sits upon is dedicated to the vineyards, but the total land is largely forested. The winery also has mixed cultivation on 15 hectares and olive-groves on another 12 hectares, offering a well-rounded ecology and surroundings.