The hill on which the city is situated has been established since the Etruscan era, dominated by productive vineyards and olive groves. Once you get to the city you can see the sunny hills with yellow and red flowers, ancient oak trees, olive groves and scenic country roads flowing through perfect vineyards. The city has become incredibly rich and famous for its Brunello di Montalcino wine, one of the best and most popular Italian wines in the world.
The Paradiso di Montalcino property, was taken-over and modernized in 2018 by Dr. Ovidiu-Gogu Cacuci’s family and is located in the northwest of the city, about 370 m above sea level. The Cacuci family bought the “Paradiso di Mauro Fastelli” farm dating from the 70’s, Mauro Fastelli being one of the first consortium members with a strong liberty personality, being very fond of local traditions.
In 1980, Brunello di Montalcino was among the four wines that were first named Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG). It is a wine produced from 100% sangiovese. Today it is one of the most famous and expensive wines in the world.