Casato Prime Donne Winery in Montalcino Icario Winery in Montepulciano

We visited many wine-making operations while in Italy.

I was intrigued by the production techniques of two in particular: Icario Winery in Montepulciano and Casato Prime Donne Winery in Montalcino.

Icario is housed in a very modern facility and uses methods of wine-making that date back to ancient times. Casato Prime Donne, where all of the winemakers are women (a practice unheard of throughout history), is in a very old facility.

Both wineries produce top wines that are among the very best in the entire world.