The ecologically desirable location of Montalcino, Italy, is awash in water and surrounded by the Ombrone, Asso, Arbia and Orcia Rivers. To the south is mount Amiata that protects the Brunello territory from cloudbursts and hailstorms.
The climate is Mediterranean with rain in the spring and late autumn and an occasional snow flurry in the winter. Rarely does the area experience fog, chilly weather or late frosts. During the growing period the vine climate is usually mild – making for very happy grapes.