About the winery
Banfi, a family owned wine producer based in Tuscany, is celebrated worldwide as “Builders of Brunello.” The Mariani family, firmly established as leading importers of fine wine in the US, founded their Castello Banfi vineyard estate in Montalcino in 1978. In so doing they indissolubly linked Banfi to this terroir and its growth. They assembled a contiguous estate of 2,830 hectares, one third of the property is under specialized vine and the balance is shared between olive groves, wheat fields, plum trees, truffle stands, forest and scrub. Just over a year after the founding of Banfi in Montalcino, the Mariani acquired the historic Piedmontese winery Bruzzone, today known as Banfi Piemonte. Recently Banfi has approached new Tuscan territories among the most renowned in the region, such as Bolgheri, Maremma, Chianti and Chianti Classico. Now the third generation of the Mariani family, with Cristina Mariani-May, is fully at the helm of the family business.