Celebrate the Brunello harvest by hiking through the vineyards with winemaker Stefano
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Celebrate the Brunello harvest by hiking through the vineyards with winemaker Stefano

This Saturday and Sunday, September 14-15, Fattoria dei Barbi owner and winemaker Stefano Cinelli Colombini will be leading hiking tours of the estate’s vineyards at 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Harvest has already begun at Fattoria dei Barbi and they will begin picking the Sangiovese for Brunello di Montalcino any day now. There couldn’t be … Continue reading

Old Barbi at Union Square Cafe, the quintessential destination for American cuisine…
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Old Barbi at Union Square Cafe, the quintessential destination for American cuisine…

Here at the Fattoria dei Barbi blog, we are constantly combing the internet looking for appearances of older-vintage Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino on wine lists at America’s best restaurants. We were overjoyed to learn that Union Square Cafe, the quintessential American restaurant, currently offers 1990 and 1991 Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino … Continue reading

Happy Ferragosto! Please note our tasting room and restaurant are open this weekend.
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Happy Ferragosto! Please note our tasting room and restaurant are open this weekend.

Please note that the Fattoria dei Barbi tasting room and the Taverna dei Barbi restaurant are open this week and this weekend. We look forward to seeing you. Click here for hours and reservation info. In case you’re wondering why you are already getting so many auto-replys and vacation responses to your emails to colleagues … Continue reading

Panzanella origin story: Who invented it and why?
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Panzanella origin story: Who invented it and why?

Please join Fattoria dei Barbi and winemaker Stefano Cinelli Colombini for the estate’s Panzanella Cook-Off Competition Sunday July 28 at the winery! Click here for details. The contest and tasting coincide with the estate’s celebration of the Blessed John Colombini, Stefano’s 14th-century ancestor. It was back during the terrible years that followed the Black Plague … Continue reading

The best tasting room in Montalcino? We think so! Book your private tasting now.
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The best tasting room in Montalcino? We think so! Book your private tasting now.

The Fattoria dei Barbi tasting room and wine shop is open seven days a week throughout the summer. Click here for hours and reservation information. English, French, and German are all spoken (as is Italian, of course!). And our team of wine professionals (above) can customize your tasting flight especially for your party or group. … Continue reading

Heading to Montalcino this summer? Don’t miss the Abbey of Sant’Antimo…
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Heading to Montalcino this summer? Don’t miss the Abbey of Sant’Antimo…

If you’re heading to Montacino this summer, one of the sites you definitely don’t want to miss is the Abbey of Sant’Antimo (Abbazia di Sant’Antimo), above. Not only is it one of the historical centerpieces of Medieval and Renaissance Tuscany but it’s also one of the best preserved examples of “Romanic” architecture in Italy (early … Continue reading