Name: Brancaia Start-up year: 1981 Cultivated hectares: 80 Winemaker name: Barbara Widmer, Carlo Ferrini Address: Loc. Poppi - Radda in Chianti (SI) Web Site: www.brancaia.com
Brancaia in Chianti Classico, encompassing the two estates Brancaia and Poppi, has been owned by the Swiss couple Brigitte and Bruno Widmer since 1981. Barbara and Martin Kronenberg-Widmer run the winery together which is located in the heart of the Chianti Classico area.
The estate had a vertical take-off when its vintage 1983 won first place at a major Chianti Classico tasting. Since then, through uncompromising dedication to quality and a strong own identity, the continuous recognition of BRANCAIA was built up spearheaded by the estates top-wine Brancaia IL BLU, being already a classic for many wine lovers all over the world.
Martin Kronenberg is responsible for the management of the company and the worldwide distribution. Barbara Kronenberg-Widmer, as a learned winemaker, takes care of the production. They enjoy consulting support by the brilliant winemaker Dr. Carlo Ferrini. La Brancaia is one of Tuscanys top wine-growing estates, winning national and international awards every year. Its wines are sold and bought all over the world.