Barone Ricasoli is the oldest winery in Italy. The development of viticulture in Brolio by the Ricasoli family has very old and well-documented roots; the business is one of the four oldest in the world and the oldest in Italy. In 1141 Brolio Castle passed into the hands of the Ricasoli family. The family tree, reproduced in a print from 1584, is also one of the first images of Chianti. Since 1993, Francesco Ricasoli, 32nd Baron of Brolio, has been putting together testimonies from previous generations and has been at the helm of the family winery pursuing the goal of renewing the quality and personality of the great Brolio wines, which interpret the unique characteristics of the land and its history.