Your cart is empty
A unique terroir
Montepulciano is the pearl of the Tuscan Renaissance, a stunning hill top town with Etruscan roots, Montepulciano is located between the valleys of Valdichiana and the Val D'Orcia, in a hilly area surrounded by vineyards. The territory has been dedicated to the production of wine since ancient times. The richness of the soils ranging from clay (at higher altitudes) to sandy (at lower heights) and with a variety of micro climates make this area the perfect home for the Sangiovese grape. Sangiovese (in particular the Prugnolo Gentile variety) is the primary grape used for the production of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Rosso di Montepulciano.
Golo is a small boutique winery a few kilometres from the historic centre of Montepulciano, in the Cervognano area. The current Golo Winery was born in 2021, the year of the first harvest after the purchase of the property by Niall and Paari O'Toole. Niall, Irish, and Paari, Indian, met in Dubai while working in the same international law firm. Their love of Italy and passion for Poggio Golo led them to abandoning the frenetic life of Dubai to become farmers and wine producers in Montepulciano. Such is the stuff of dreams...
The Winery Golo
Golo Winery takes is name from the Golo bird - a rare species which breeds and nests in the Cervognano area. The Golo is a small bird with a bright yellow colour and black wings. A porcelain painting of a Golo (dating from the early 1800's) decorates the southern wall of Villa Poggio Golo. The Villa was constructed towards the end of the 17th century and, unsurprisingly, is located at the end of Via di Poggio Golo.
Our philosophy is to create unique wines that respect and reflect our territory. Our growing and production methods are completely organic. Firstly, we take great care of our vineyards. Then, we pay strict attention to all the cellar processes. We want to capture the essence of our appellation and to create exceptional wines with personality, soul and a touch of modernity.
Golo Winery currently has 6 hectares of vineyards and approximately 250 Olive trees. We farm organically and are currently classified as being "in conversion". The vineyards are arranged in a 360° circle around the property with exposures to the East, North and South. Our soils are medium texture, mainly clay. We enjoy an elevation of between 200 and 300m above sea level. We use a spurred cordon training system for our vines. Our oldest vineyard (just less than one hectare) is 70 years old and the remaining vineyards have an average age of between 17 to 20 years. Our grape varieties include Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. We harvest and select the best grapes by hand when our grapes are ready. This is usually, depending on the year, towards the end of September.
Our typical production is about 35.000 bottles per year divided between Rosso di Montepulciano DOC, Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG and an IGT Toscana Red.