Querce Bettina is a family owned and run farm on the southwest slopes of Montalcino at an altitude of around 440 meters above sea level. Husband and Wife team Roberto Moretti and Sandra Barenghi bought the 29ha estate in 1990 and following years of research into the terroir they planted 2.4 hectares of Sangiovese in 1999. Their aim from the start was to create two exceptional wines; Rosso di Montalcino DOC and Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, and this was realized in 2009 when the 2004 Querce Bettina wines were first released.
They have subsequently developed additional wines releasing limited quantities of Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG in exceptional years and an IGT Toscana Rosso.
Legend has it that the property on which the Querce Bettina wines are produced was inhabited by a fairy named Bettina. She was said to spin wool each day under an oak (querce in Italian) tree on the property. Passersby would see her and she would bless them with her woolen goods. Bettina is still blessing the wines produced by this wonderful estate.