Alberese | Parco Naturale delle Maremma



Colline Metallifere

la costa Toscana

         Walking along the Tuscan coast

Crete Senesi

Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore

         Walking in the Crete Senesi



Montagnola Senese

         Walking in the Montagnola senese


Monte Amiata





          Fonti di Siena



Val d'Elsa

          San Gimignano

Val d'orcia




          San Quirico d'Orcia


          Walking in the Val d'Orcia

Val di Chiana



Valle d'Ombrone










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Panorama of Torrenieri, hamlet of Montalcino [1]


Toacana ] Galleria di immagini  
Montalcino | Torrenieri | Brunello di Montalcino wineries on the northern-east slopes of Montalcino

One of the best places to slow travel in Tuscany is the Maremma, with its exquisite nature, small hillside villages, its epic countryside, cuisine and excellent wines. Podere Santa Pia is located in a strategic position, only a short distance from a large number of sites of historical and cultural interest.
Going wine tasting in Tuscany is practically an obligation in this region of rolling vineyards and hidden, historic wine-properties. Podere Santa Pia offers a panoramic tour of the valleys that surround the farmhouse, so that the trip becomes a unique experience among the colors and atmospheres of this unique Tuscan landscape.

Torrenieri, a hamlet or frazione of Montalcino in is the southern part of the province of Siena, between Montalcino and San Giovanni d'Asso.


Mappa of Torrenieri, hamlet of Montalcino | Ingrandire mappa


Brunello di Montalcino

Brunello di Montalcino is a red Italian wine produced in the vineyards surrounding the town of Montalcino, a small village on an hill (564 metres above sea level), about 40 kilometres south of Siena.
Brunello, a diminutive of bruno, which means brown, is the name that was given locally to what was believed to be an individual grape variety grown in Montalcino.

Montalcino has one of the warmest and driest climates in Tuscany with the grapes in the area ripening up to a week earlier than in nearby Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Chianti Classico. It is the most arid Tuscan DOCG, receiving an average annual rainfall of around 700 mm, in contrast to the Chianti region which receives an average of 900 mm.[3] As with all of the Northern Hemisphere, the northern slopes receive fewer hours of sunlight and are generally cooler than the southern slopes. Vineyards planted on the northern slopes ripen more slowly and tend to produce wines that are racier and more aromatic.
According to Kerin O’Keefe "although sangiovese excels in select parts of Montalcino, it does not perform as well throughout the whole denomination thanks to the dramatic differences within the large growing area".[1] O'Keefe is in favor of putting subzones on the labels as this would greatly help consumers understand the stark differences among Brunellos from Montalcino's greatly varied territory, proposing 8 subzones: Montalcino North, Montalcino South, Castelnuovo dell'Abate, Camigliano, Tavernelle, Bosco, Torrenieri, Sant'Angelo.[2][4][4]


Wineries in Torrenieri

Abbadia Ardenga

The winery Abbadia Ardenga is part of the history of Brunello di Montalcino. Abbadia Ardenga was one of the founding members of the Consorzio del Brunello di Montalcino. The estate once belonged to the powerful Piccolomini family, whose members included Pope Pius II. The Estate covers a total of 650 hectares, of which only ten have been reserved for the vineyards.
Production 40,000 bottles a year, subdivided into Brunello di Montalcino DOCG (Brunello di M. Vigna), Rosso di Montalcino DOC (Sangiovese Grosso) and Ardengo Rosso IGT. 

10 C1

Via Romana 139
53024 Torrenieri (Montalcino Italy)
Phone and Fax + 039 0577834150
Website :

Azienda Agricola Santa Giulia

Badia Ardenga

The agricultural estate of Santa Giulia has been the property of the Terzuoli family since 1950. It extends over 18 hectares in the north-eastern part of Montalcino at 300 m. above sea level. Gianluca Terzuoli, in charge of the estate’s wine production, represents the most recent generation of the family.
Wines include Brunello di Montalcino, Rosso di Montalcino and 'IGT Toscana Rosso Santa Giulia.

148 C1
Azienda Agricola Santa Giulia

Podere Santa Giulia 48, 53024 Torrenieri
+39 0577 834270
Website :

Azienda Agricola Innocenti

Azienda Agricola Innocenti is located in Montalcino near Fraz. Tohrrenieri in Loc. Citille di Sotto, on a hill 350 meters above sea level, and is run by the Gianni and Massimo Innocenti. The land was purchased in 1961 by the Innocenti family, consisting of Livio and his father Sabatino.
The 5 hectares of vineyards are planted with Sangiovese grapes for the production of Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino and to a lesser extent Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot for an IGT Toscana wine called Vignalsole.

Wines include Brunello di Montalcino Riserva, Brunello di Montalcino, Rosso di Montalcino, Toscana IGT Rosso Vignalsole and Toscana IGT Sangiovese Lume.

134 C1
Azienda Agricola Innocenti

Loc. Citille di Sotto, 45, 53024 Torrenieri, Montalcino
+39 339 866 8787

Podere La Vigna

The La Vigna Estate is situated 7 km north east of Montalcino. and owes its name to the acclaimed potential of these hills which had originally been entered in the land register as Podere la Vigna, and are famous for producing top quality grapes. The knowledge of the area and long experience in cultivating vineyards led the Rubegni family to plant their first specialised vineyard according to modern technical criteria in 1973.


"The vines that were already there when the farm was acquired had been grown using a very old method: the vines were “married” to a tree, which was usually a field maple, or a willow, which was useful for the vine because its shoots were used as ties; however, it could also be a mulberry or an olive tree. This method of growing vines, in which they are trained up the trees, is known locally as “a testucchio”. The decision to use a vine “married to a testucchio”, similar to a wife supported by her tree husband, as the symbol of our vineyard, was made in honour of an ancient technique of Celtic origin, further developed by the Etruscans and the Romans, that is still in use today, even though it has almost vanished from our countryside. This union symbolises the bond that is created between the vine and its elected territory, thanks to the care given by man, the farmer.'[5]
Wines include Brunello di Montalcino Riserva, Brunello di Montalcino, Rosso di Montalcino and Maritato IGT Toscana. 

173 C1
Azienda Agricola Podere La Vigna

Montalcino (Siena)

  Podere La Vigna, Torrenieri (Montalcino)
Label Podere La Vigna

Podere Canapaccia


Wines: Brunello di Montalcino and Rosso di Montalcino.

173 C1
Podere Canapaccia
Via Cassia 2, località Canapaccia
53024 Montalcino
Tel +39 0577 834 547



Citille di Sopra


The Citille di Sopra farm was established in 1997. Of the more than one hundred hectares that make up the property, only 5,5 hectares are currently vineyards. Wines: Brunello di Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino Riserva, Rosso di Montalcino, Brunello Poggio Ronconi and Rosso IGT.

172 C1
Az. Agr. Citille di Sopra di Innocenti Fabio
Podere Citille di Sopra 46 Torrenieri, 53024 Montalcino
Tel. +39 333 424 6897


Tenuta Vitanza    

In 1994 Roasalba Vitanza and her husband to be Guido Andretta decide to buy their first property, Podere Renaione, a country house build before 1600, together with 4 acres of vineyards. The first Brunello Rosalba's 1995 was immediately receiveing 93 points from Wine Spectator magazine. In 1998 some 40 hectares of land and 16 of vineyards were added to the company.
Wines: Brunello di Montalcino Riserva, the Brunello di Montalcino Signature, the Rosso di Montalcino and the Super Tuscan Quadrimendo, IGT Toscana Volare, Chianti Colli Senesi and Brunello Di Montalcino Tradizione.

117 C1
Tenuta Vitanza S.R.L. Societa' Agricola
1 Localita' Pod. Belvedere, Fraz. Torrenieri, Montalcino
E-mail: Rosalba:




The 8 ha vineyard is located 300 metres above the sea level and it is south and south-west facing.
Wines include Brunello di Montalcino Riserva, Brunello di Montalcino, Rosso di Montalcino and Orcia Rosso DOC.

205 C1
Società Agricola SassodiSole s.s.
Podere Sasso di Sole 85 • 53024 Montalcino
Tel.+39 0577 834303 - Mobile: +39 320 2155091


Podere Paganico    

Azienda Agricola Podere Paganico is situated north of Montalcino, and the vineyards are on a hillside that looks towards Montalcino.
The three wines produced on the estate are those for which the area has achieved worldwide renown: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Rosso di Montalcino DOC and a Abelardo Orcia DOC.

185 C1
Azienda Agricola Podere Paganico  
Localita' Pod. Paganico, Torrenieri, Si 53024, Italië
Telefoon: +39 0577 834606



The Cordella estate run by Maddalena Cordella was established in 1998 when Maddalena’ s father, Orlando Cordella, transferred part of the bigger family estate to her. About 9 hectars of vineyards are now assigned to winemaking. Wines include Wines include Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Rosso di Montalcino DOC and Rosato IGT Toscana.

212 C
Cantina Cordella  
Podere Meleto, 27/a, 53024 Montalcino
Tel. +39 345 775 6454


Rendola is a young company born in 2005.
Wines include Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Rosso di Montalcino DOC, Sant’Antimo DOC and Morellino di Scansano.

199 C1
Rendola S.r.l.
Via Traversa dei Monti -
Z.I. Piano d'Asso, Montalcino


Tenute Piccini srl Villa al Cortile    

Wines include Brunello di Montalcino Riserva, Brunello di Montalcino, Rosso di Montalcino.

201 C2
Villa al Cortile is on the southern slopes of the Brunello di Montalcino region.


Col di Lamo    

Giovanna Neri’s estate Col di Lamo uses organic methods and natural yeasts to produce her wines, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Rosso di Montalcino DOC and Lamo IGT Toscana. Between 2012-2015 a spectacular cantina was constructed by Del Boca + Partners in Milan (Giovanni Del Boca and Alessandra Amoretti).

206 C1
Col di Lamo
Podere Grosseto, 28, 53024 Montalcino
+39 0577 834433



RenieriWines include Brunello di Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino Riserva, Rosso di Montalcino, Regina di Renieri, Re di Renieri and Invetro.

177 C1



Map of the Brunello di Montalcino region | Member companies of the DOCG Brunello di Montalcino

Wineries in Torrenieri | Abbadia Ardenga 10 C1 | Santa Giulia 148 C1 | Innocenti 134 C1 | Podere La Vigna 173 C1 | Podere Canapaccia 214 C1 | Citille di Sopra 172 C1 | Tenuta Vitanza 117 C1 | SassodiSole 205 C1 | Podere Paganico 185 C1 | Cordella 212 C1 | Rendola 199 C1 | Tenute Piccini srl 201 C2  | Col di Lamo 206 C1 |  Renieri 177 C1 

For an exploration of the southern slopes, see Some of the most particular estates of the Brunello di Montalcino territory.


Consorzio del Brunello di Montalcino | Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino | Costa del Municipio, 1, 53024 Montalcino (Siena)

Member companies of the DOCG Brunello di Montalcino [1]

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Castello Banfi, Montalcino   Sangiovese grapes in a vineyard of Montalcino   Montalcino vineyard - panoramio

Poggio alle mura, Castello Banfi, Montalcino




Sangiovese grapes in a vineyard of Montalcino


  Brunello di Montalcino vineyards, Montalcino

Restaurants in Torrenieri

Osteria dei Briganti e dei Poeti

Osteria dei Briganti e dei Poeti
Strada Provinciale 137, 53024 Torrenieri
+39 329 604 6174
Website Facebook: www.facebook.comti

Biodynamic winemaking in Tuscany | Roses in Brunello di Montalcino vineyards, Montalcino

Pasticceria Ticci

Pasticceria Ticci
Via Romana 47, Torrenieri-Montalcino

Ticci a Torrenieri, la tradizione dei dolci di Natale |

Ricca e diversa in ogni angolo d'Italia, la tradizione dei dolci di Natale è viva e molto sentita anche a Montalcino, dove, in un fazzoletto di terra, lungo l'antica Mansio della Francigena, due sorelle portano avanti una tradizione familiare che ha superato il secolo. Sono le sorelle Lardori della pasticceria Ticci di Torrenieri, un laboratorio artigianale famoso non solo nel territorio ma anche oltre confine perché i loro prodotti varcano le terre di Siena esportando una tradizione e un saper fare che appoggia le sue radici proprio nella terra del Brunello.



Holiday Accommodation Tuscany

Although Santa Pia is off the beaten track it is the ideal choice for those seeking a peaceful, uncontaminated environment, yet still within easy reach of the the famous Tuscan wines.

Holiday homes in the Tuscan Maremma | Holiday home Podere Santa Pia


Colline sotto Podere Santa Pia
Holiday house in Castiglioncello Bandini
Colline sotto Podere Santa Pia

Holiday house in Castiglioncello Bandini





Palazzo dei Priori a Montalcino   Lucignano d'Asso, Panorama    

Palazzo dei Priori a Montalcino



Lucignano d'Asso - Torrenieri anello




Frazioni Montalcino


CamiglianoMontalcinoPanorama2   Sant'Angelo in Colle   Panorama of Sant’Angelo in Colle, hamlet of Montalcino

Sant'Angelo in Colle


  Panorama Sant’Angelo in Colle, Montalcino

[1] Photo byLigaDue, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 Internationa license.
[2] Kerin O'Keefe Brunello di Montalcino. Understanding and Appreciating One of Italy's Greatest Wines University of California Press 2012 ISBN 0-520-26564-5
[3] O'Keefe, Kerin (2006). "Brunello's Moment of Truth" (PDF). The World of Fine Wine (11): 74–80.
[4] O'Keefe, Kerin (August 2008). "Brunello on the Brink". Decanter.
[5] Source: ...the earth, the land, the life | Podere La Vigna, Tuscany