In 1988, Castello Montaùto was acquired by the Famiglia Cecchi group. The estate, along with the Castello Montauto village, stretches across a picturesque ridge just a few kilometers from San Gimignano. Located within the Vernaccia di San Gimignano appellation, this area was the first registered designation of origin (DOC) in Italy, obtained in 1966. The usual Cecchi Family attention to environmental sustainability and their mission to get the best out of the available land led the winery to plant the estates 82 hectares of land with about 48 hectares of vines. The rest of the land is covered by olive trees and woods. The original and primary wine produced by Castello Montauto is their Vernaccia di San Gimignano though, in 2013, they added a Chianti to their production.
Vernaccia is one of the sleepy white wines from Italy. The region was once an ocean floor so you still find sea shells in the vineyards from a million years ago. The wines are aged in stainless steel, so bright, clean, fresh and balanced.