It was in 1981, when the Swiss couple Brigitte and Bruno Widmer fell in love with the then-abandoned Brancaia property (Castellina in Chianti) and bought it. Just two years later, Brancaia ranked first in an important Chianti Classico tasting and quickly gained international recognition.
This led to a continuous extension of activities resulting in the purchase of the Poppi property (Radda in Chianti) in 1989, followed in 1998 by the foundation of Brancaia in Maremma, just 10 km from the Mediterranean coast.
Since 1998, Barbara Widmer, an oenologist and daughter of the founders, is responsible for the vinification and vineyards of all three farms – she has the advice of the famous winemaker Carlo Ferrini.
Today BRANCAIA is one of Tuscany’s main wineries, receiving important national and international awards every year. Wines are sold successfully all over the world.