In the 12th century LATICASTELLI was one of  the forts that protected Siena.     When Siena was defeated, the Florentines destroyed all of the fortifications, including Laticastelli.

Centuries later, Laticastelli was rebuilt as a winery part of an extensive estate covering around 1000 hectares, with its own vineyards, crop fields, olive groves, mills and livestock. The farm proved to be economically prosperous, so it was transformed into a small village (or "borgo") with its own local government.   .  

Hit by the crisis after the World War I,   the owners sold part of the land, until the entire site ended up being abandoned for more than forty years. The present reconstruction started in 2002