Throughout its history, Fattoria dei Barbi has been a pioneer in Italian winemaking:
Fattoria dei Barbi still possesses bottles of Montalcino wine dating back to the 1870. And it owns the most comprehensive, continuously owned wine collection in Italy.
The first Italian medal awarded to Fattoria dei Barbi for its wines dates back to 1892: A Silver Medal awarded by the Italian Agriculture Ministry.
Fattoria dei Barbi was the first to sell a wine by mail in 1931.
Fattoria dei Barbi became the first Italian winery open to the public in 1949.
Fattoria dei Barbi was the first to export Brunello to America (1969) and to Western Europe (1965). The first in Brazil (1980), the first in Japan (1980), and the first in China (1984).
Fattoria dei Barbi released the first Super Tuscan in 1969 (Brusco dei Barbi).
Fattoria dei Barbi produced the first single-grape-variety grappa in 1972.
Fattoria dei Barbi became a pioneer in the use of organic fertilizers in the 1960s.
Fattoria dei Barbi was the first to use the “artificial nose” for analysis of its wines in 1990s.
Fattoria dei Barbi first to use CO2 for cold fermentation of its red wines (2000)