Fattoria dei Barbi is among a prestigious group of estates that has played an integral part in writing the history of Italian wine. In fact, the estate is one of only five in Montalcino that have continuously operated for over 100 years. The Colombini family, one of region’s most influential families, founded the estate in 1790.
The estate is currently owned and managed by the 20th generation heir, Stefano Cinelli Colombini, who carries on constantly seeking innovation through research and the application of new techniques.
Stefano follows, as his mother Francesca did before him, the enlightened directions of his grandfather Giovanni, “farmer, winemaker, cellarman/pig farmer, butcher/lawyer” (this was the strict order of titles that his business card reeled off), managing and innovating the estate with the same devotion to tradition and taste for modernity, disenchanted wit and spirit of initiative, tenacity, and infinite love for his land.