The Farm "Castello di Cacchiano"


In 1974 the Ricasoli family, after having produced wines for centuries, founded the present farm with the brand “Castello di Cacchiano”. It was in that year that the noblewoman Elisabetta Balbi Valier, widow of the Baron Alberto Ricasoli-Firidolfi who was the father of the current owner Giovanni Ricasoli-Firidolfi, inherited the whole estate.

A prestigious owner of the estate in the 19th century was the Baron Bettino Ricasoli (Florence, 9th March 1809 – Castello di Brolio, 23rd October 1880), who was called “Barone di Ferro” (Iron Baron) and was Prime Minister of Italy in the first years of the Italian unification. Bettino Ricasoli, ancestor of the present owner, had a crucial role in the innovation of the Tuscan winegrowing and winemaking and he codified the modern recipe of Chianti wine (today “Chianti Classico”).

Today the farm produces wines and olive oil and it is situated in one of the most prestigious areas of the Chianti territory. It stretches over 200 hectares of which 32 hectares are all vineyards and the rest is occupied by olive groves (about 5,000 trees), sown ground and wood.