Above: The 1904 Brunello harvest at Fattoria dei Barbi. It’s just one of the many amazing historical photographs and artifacts you’ll find at the Fattoria dei Barbi’s Brunello Museum.
Even though Brunello production is the estate’s priority,” wrote Kerin O’Keefe in her landmark monograph Brunello di Montalcino: Understanding and Appreciating One of Italy’s Greatest Wines (UC Press 2012), “Barbi has remained a working farm and grows other crops as well as raises livestock… Stefano also founded the Museum del Brunello [the Brunello Museum] next door to the estate, a must-see for Brunellophiles. It is filled with photos of Montalcino pioneers along with antique winemaking artifacts and documents that chronicles Brunello’s and Montalcino’s history.”
The image above comes from the museum’s Facebook where you can browse much of the collection online.
You can find hours, tour, and reservation info on the estate’s website here.