Orcia, a Wine and a Land
Designed to safeguard and promote the image of the Orcia wine and its region, Orcia DOC became official on February 14, 2000 thanks to the tenacity of several producers who were also founders of the “Consorzio del vino Orcia”. Sangiovese is the leading variety in Orcia DOC and indeed is the thread that runs through all the wines. This noble vine is the “fil rouge” that ties the history of our wine together.
The Consortium is also involved in important cultural activities which culminate each year in April with the “Orcia Wine Festival”, an important event dedicated to Orcia wine and the area. The territory in which Orcia wine is produced lies between the districts of Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, two of the most important Italian wines.
Twelve municipalities are in the territory of the Doc Orcia: Buonconvento, Castiglione d’Orcia, Pienza, Radicofani, San Quirico d’Orcia and Trequanda, as well as areas around Abbadia San Salvatore, Chianciano Terme, Montalcino, San Casciano dei Bagni, Sarteano and Torrita di Siena.
Wines produced in the territory of the Orcia reflect the passion that producers bring to their daily work: from the care of their vineyards to the sale of the final product. Orcia wine is the communal masterpiece of the families and cultivators whose skill as vintners is married to a deep respect for nature.