More than 140 years ago, Ruffino’s founders, Leopoldo and llario Ruffino, were among the first
in Tuscany to recognize that the best wines come from the best vineyards. Ruffino honors that
philosophy today as the winery meticulously chooses top vineyard sites, carefully manages the vines and the yields, and uses non-interventionist practices in both the vineyards and winemaking.
Because Ruffino starts with the best quality fruit, Ruffino wines reveal themselves without coaxing or manipulation. This is the essence of the brand’s traditional approach to making wine. In the relentless pursuit of the highest quality, Ruffino’s winemakers also use modern cellar techniques.
Ruffino has always embraced tradition and history, as demonstrated by championing ancient grape varieties such as Colorino. Classic wines, such as Riserva Ducale, have a style that has been the benchmark of Tuscany, Italy for many years—earthy, terroir-driven, high in acidity, and restrained.
Ruffino’s Poggio Casciano estate is located in the Tuscan hills outside the village of Grassino, just a few miles from Florence. “Poggio” is the Tuscan word for a terraced hilltop, which perfectly describes the terrain. The name “Casciano” is said to derive from Cassius, a commander in the ancient Roman army who was granted large land holdings in the region. At this estate, antiquity and modernity blend beautifully. A fourteenth-century villa with classic Tuscan terra-cotta and ocher exterior overlooks scenic vineyards and serves as Ruffino‘s main visitor center.