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Barbi debuts private collection of vintage photography for this year’s Cantine Aperte (Open Cellars)

As in years past, the Fattoria dei Barbi will be participating this weekend in Cantine Aperte (Open Cellars), a weekend when wineries across Italy — 1,000s of them — open their doors to walk-in visitors.

On Saturday and Sunday, May 26-27, the winery and tasting room will stay open throughout the day, from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.

And the cost of admission, including a tasting and a tour of the historic aging room and the Brunello Museum, is just 10 euros.

Please call or email to reserve (although walk-ins are also welcome): Tel. +39 0577 841111, email

The event is part of a nationwide campaign organized by the Movimento Turismo del Vino (Italy’s national association for wine tourism).

But this year marks a truly special happening at Fattoria dei Barbi: This weekend, on the occasion of Cantine Aperte, Stefano will be debuting a collection of vintage photographs from the Cinelli Colombini’s private archive. These rare and never-before-seen images span the early decades of the 20th century to the post-World War II era. They depict life on the estate and in Montalcino as it was in the era before the Brunello boom, when Montalcino was still a farming community.

Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to view these wonderful photographs (original prints on paper) for the very first time!

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