Castello Vicchiomaggio is also a well-known producer of internationally renowned wines. Wine has always been produced at the Castle and its owners, John and Paola Matta, dedicate their lives to preserving this centuries-old tradition. The estate covers 140 hectares, of which 33 are vineyards, 10 are olive trees and the rest is park. Among the cultivated varieties: the most prominent vine is our Sangiovese, which is the fundamental grape for Chianti Classico, but there are also other indigenous grapes such as Canaiolo and Colorino, as well as two international varieties which are Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The latter are in particular demand for the production of our famous IGT-certified red wines. The Chianti Classico area is characterized by a hot, humid climate and the soil, which is called "Galestro”, is rich in clay and large stones. Particular attention is paid to the direction in which our vines are planted. In fact, they are all facing south, ensuring maximum exposure to the sun throughout the day.