First year of production: 1978
Property: Mariani family
Agronomist: Gianni Savelli
Bottles produced: 10.000.000
Direct sales: No
Online selling: Yes
Company visits: Yes, by reservation
How to get: the company is located 17 km from Montalcino proceeding towards Grosseto, Sant'Angelo scalo locality.
The decisive role that Banfi had (and continues to have) in spreading and consolidating the world myth of Brunello is indisputable. Located on the south-western side of Montalcino, it boasts an extension of 2.830 hectares, of which 850 are vineyards, mainly Sangiovese, but also Moscato and international vines now perfectly integrated into the territory. Over the years, the winning business model of the company - in addition to Montalcino and a significant Piedmontese company operating since 1979 - has also conquered other areas of Tuscany: Bolgheri, Maremma and Chianti Classico. Born in 1978 thanks to Italian-American brothers John and Harry Mariani, Banfi is now coordinated by Cristina Mariani-May, the third generation of the family. The successes achieved over the years by the labels of the Castle speak for the quality of the wines. The culture of hospitality and the combination of wine and art have also grown considerably over time: the Castle of Poggio alle Mura has become a symbol of Tuscan hospitality and food and wine excellence, while the annual Jazz & Wine festival is one of the appointments. most followed in the Montalcino summer.