Querceto di Castellina has been in the Masini family since 1945 when the family acquired the historic estate. The over 200-acre property became a countryside retreat for the family until 1989 when the daughter Laura took over the estate.
Working together with her husband Giorgio Di Battista, an architect, Laura restored the 15th century structures on the estate and transformed them into an agriturismo with vacation apartments. At the same time, she converted the rest of the property into a working farm with olive groves and focused on improving the vineyards on the land.
Shortly afterwards, she also began her Tuscan cooking school at Querceto.