Founded in 1984, Castello Romitorio has been committed to the study, exploration and promotion of Brunello di Montalcino DOCG This has been possible thanks to the work of the Italian artist Sandro Chia, and his bond with Franco Martini, the first cellar master of Castello Romitorio, whose family has been producing Brunello di Montalcino for generations. Sandro Chia planted Romitorio's first vineyards from 1984 to 1993 using ancient sangiovese varietals local to Montalcino. Today these old vines compose about 50% of Romitorio's vineyards and serve as an immense heritage of Biodiversity. This bond now continues between Sandro's son, Filippo Chia, and Franco's son, Stefano Martini. In 2006 Filippo Chia set upon the journey of building a new cellar and planting new vineyards at Castello Romitorio following in the
footsteps of his father Sandro. Today these vineyards span from the top of the Romitorio hill starting at altitudes of 450 meters down to 200 meters. A transition to organic farming officially began in March 2020 and vineyards will be certified by March 2023.