Donatella Cinelli Colombini owns two estates, in Montalcino and in Trequanda, in the heart of Tuscany. In Montalcino the farm has 18 hectares of Brunello vineyards and the winery called Casato Prime Donne. Here the barrels and tonneau are alternated with frescoes regarding the history of the territory.
Casato Prime Donne belonged to Donatella Cinelli Colombini’s ancestors as far back as the end of the 16th century. It was used as a hunting lodge and where couples would spend their honeymoon. During the last hundred years it has passed from mother to daughter and from the present owner it will be passed on to her daughter Violante. It is consequently a winery where women have a great Importance in fact it is the first winery in Italy with an all female staff. The consultant wine maker is also a woman, her name is Valérie Lavigne and she comes from the University in Bordeaux.
The other estate belonging to Donatella Cinelli Colombini, Fattoria del Colle, has in the centre a villa and a crape from the 16th century and a small hamlet, now transformed into country inn to welcome tourists. Here there are villas, apartments and rooms, 3 parks with swimming pools, a restaurant, a wellness centre and a cookery school. Here too there are vineyards and the cellar is beneath the villa. The oldest part is a hermitage dug out nearly one thousand years ago, where now the antique bottles are kept.
Donatella Cinelli Colombini exports here wine to 28 nations around the world. Only 160.000 bottles destined for an exclusive consumer. In 2012 the main awards received have been: Premio Internazionale Vinitaly assigned to Donatella Cinelli Colombini and to the Master of Wine Debra Meiburg who lives in Hong Kong. Also the Brunello Riserva 2006 by Donatella has obtained 95/100 from the prestigious American magazine Wine Spectator.