Andrea really learned the wine-making process the old-fashion way -- working the harvest. After graduating from the University of Pisa in the early 2000s, Andrea worked more than 15 harvest seasons at different wine regions around the world. In 2019, Andrea finally found his roots with Barbanera where he has been a winemaker ever since. Andrea's main goal is to bring the world the best wines at the best prices.
Barbanera wines come from vineyards located on the slopes of Monte Cetona, with grapes cultivated with Guyot and Spurred Cordon breeding on hills with excellent exposure. The typical Mediterranean climate of Tuscany is embellished here by the favourable temperature ranges and finds a winning combination with the soils rich in clay and limestone, particularly favourable for quality viticulture.
In 1938, Altero and his wife, Maria Franceschini, embark on a new adventure in the wine world with the purchase of land in the Val di Chiana area in Italy. Over the years the Barbanera company has been handed down from generation to generation, reaching today the fourth, and boasts a leading position among the most important realities in the province of Siena, with a vast national and international market. Today, Barbanera wines are distributed in over 50 countries and divided into 3 different collections that include wines from Tuscany, and from the most recent estates in Puglia and Sicily.