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BRANCAIA IL BLU AND ITS FIRST 30 YEARS

From day one, Brancaia produces high quality wines, which tell the story of the territory in which they are born: the satisfaction in the company is great for the achieved results, but the team is always aware of how vital it is to continue investing in development and research....

MALFY: AN UNIQUE AND QUALITY GIN

In the eleventh century, a group of Italian monks began to infuse juniper berries in alcohol for the first time to create a liqueur with a medicinal function as well. This is how gin was born, right along the Amalfi coast. Inspired by this story, Malfy honors the origins of this distillate by offering a surprising gin which, together with Italian juniper, makes the Amalfi Coast lemon its main botanist. ...

Tenuta di Collalbrigo: a new Rive of Prosecco for an historical cellar of Conegliano

In 1938 the Cosulich Family acquired land in Collalbrigo as a vacation estate. In 1967, Alberto Cosulich enlarged the property and built the cellar, launching a business in winemaking. Now, Alberto’s grandson Federico, together with his father Francesco and Prosit Group, manage the Cellar and represent the fourth generation of winemakers in the family. We sat down with Federico to learn more about this historical Tenuta....

30, 40, 50, 80… BINGO FOR BRANCAIA!

Just jocking, we are not playing Bingo! It is only the list of anniversaries that Brancaia will be celebrating this year. In fact, 2021 is a year of important milestones for Brancaia, both as a company and on a personal level, for the Widmer family....

BRANCAIA CHIANTI CLASSICO: ESSENCE OF SANGIOVESE

The Brancaia estate in Castellina in Chianti was purchased at the beginning of 1981 by the Widmer family. The house was abandoned and needed a lot of renovation works but the vineyards, although with larger planting density than today, were already in production. In Bruno and Brigitte Widmer, the idea to start producing wine and to do so always seeking the highest quality was immediately born. ...

CHIARA Ciavolich: HERE, IS MY WINE

My ancestors were Bulgarian wool merchants who, to escape the advance of the Saracen invasion, took refuge in Italy in the town of Miglianico, in the province of Chieti around 1560. During XVIII century they became landowners. In this period the Ciavolichs provided horses to General Gioacchino Murat’s army, marshal of Napoleone Bonaparte’s Empire. In 1853 Francesco Ciavolich built in Miglianico, opposite his private residence, the first winery, nowadays one of the most ancient and suggestive in Abruzzo, where to work independently grapes that came from the surrounding lands. At the end of XIX century an important marriage marked the future path of the winery on Loreto Aprutino’s side: the one between Giuseppe Ciavolich and the noblewoman Ernestina Vicini from Loreto Aprutino....
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