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Castello di Brolio Wine Dinner at Winvian April 23, 2015

If you have time for only one castle in Tuscany, this is it. At the end of the 12th century, when Florence conquered southern Chianti, Brolio became Florence’s southernmost outpost, and it was often said, “When Brolio growls, all Siena trembles.”

Brolio was built about AD 1000 and owned by the monks of the Badia Fiorentina; the “new” owners, the Ricasoli family, have been in possession since 1141. Bettino Ricasoli (1809–80), the so-called Iron Baron, was one of the founders of modern Italy, and is said to have invented the original formula for Chianti wine. Brolio, one of Chianti’s best-known labels, is still justifiably famous. Its cellars may be toured by appointment. The grounds are worth visiting, even though the 19th-century manor house is not part of the experience. The Ricasoli Collection is housed in a 12th-century tower, now a small museum, and displays objects that relate the long history of the family and the origins of Chianti wine.

April 23rd, 2015 Castello di Brolio Wine Dinner

Join Winvian at 7:00 p.m. for a special wine dinner featuring Castello di Brolio wines from Tuscany, Italy. We will welcome all with a glass of prosecco and canapés at 7:00pm, followed by a five course dinner crafted by Winvian’s Executive Chef Eddy.  Each course will be paired with elegant Castello di Brolio wines. The wine producer Barone Ricasoli will be present to add a personal touch top this eclectic evening.