Winery of the Week: Villa Banfi


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Villa Banfi is an old world Italian winery located in the Brunello region of Tuscany.  While they have been making wine for centuries, they have also made sure they evolve and imporove their winemaking by utlizing new technology and practicing "green" winemaking policies. The winery is owned by the Mariani family and is still family operated despite being a major company with global reach.  Banfi's tuscan vineyards sit on an estate with a centuries-old castle as it's centerpiece.  This combination of great history, incredible vineyards, and top notch facilities make Banfi one of the A list sites for European wine trips.  Here's a look at their wine portfolio:

Castello Banfi (Premium):

Brunello di Montalcino (DOCG)

Poggio all'Orro Brunello (DOCG Riserva)

Poggio alle Mura (DOCG)

Belnero Sangiovese

Rosoo di Montalcino (DOC)

Excelsus - Merlot / Cabernet

Summus - Sangiovese / Cabernet / Syrah

Cum Laude - Sangiovese / Cabernet / Merlot / Syrah


Banfi Tuscany:

Le Rime - Pinot Grigio

Col di Sasso

Cabernet / Sangiovese

Centine - Sangiovese / Cabernet / Merlot

Chianti Classico and Classico Riserva

Chianti Superiore


Banfi Vigne Regali:

Rosa Regale - Sweet red sparkling wine.

Banfi Brut - Dry sparkling wine

Moscato d'Asti DOCG - Sweet white sparkling


Banfi South America: Emiliana Vineyards

Natura Chilean Organic Wines

Cabernet, Merlot Chardonnay, and Carmenere


Villa Banfi wines are widely distributed in our area by Ohio Wine and Beverage.  They carry many of the wines listed above, so if you local store doesn't have them on the shelf, they should be able to get them for you easily.  Enjoy!





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