Castello Banfi Named Winery of the Year, Europe
With its dedication to pursuing excellence through research and continuous improvement, Banfi winery has intrinsically tied itself to the territory of Montalcino and now beyond to Strevi and Piedmont. When John F. Mariani, family proprietor and now Chairman Emeritus of Banfi, inaugurated Castello Banfi winery in 1984, he declared, “It is our fondest desire that this project will be good for the people of Montalcino, good for Italy, good for America, good for all people who love fine wine.”
Staying true to these words, Castello Banfi has become one of the world’s most unique research plantations, with 25 years of clonal research, soil and hydration studies, nitrogen bottle pioneering, and and research into French limousin oak. Findings from these studies have been generously shared with the wine-making community at large.
Additionally, Castello Banfi is the first winery in the world to be awarded international recognition for exceptional environmental, ethical and social responsibility (ISO 14001 and SA8000) as well as an international leader in customer satisfaction (ISO 9001:2000).
This commitment to improving the standards in the vineyard and at the winery has enabled Castello Banfi to produce world-class wines that deliver a consistent experience to consumers at exceptional values – from its Brunello di Montalcino (Best in Class Italian at the Winemaker Challenge) to its everyday value wine Centine(Gold Medal winner).
CASTELLO BANFI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2010 Awarded BEST OF CLASS ITALIAN
SAN ANGELO PINOT GRIGIO 2013 Awarded BEST OF CLASS PINOT GRIGIO
Winemaker Challenge 2015 - Full Results
Best of Class Italian
Castello Banfi 2010 Brunello di Montalcino
Best of Class Pinot Grigio
Castello Banfi 2013 San Angelo, Toscana, Italy
Platinum 2010 Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 95 Points
Platinum 2011 Chianti Classico DOCG, Riserva 95 Points
Platinum 2011 Belnero, Toscana IGT 94 Points
Platinum 2013 Rosa Regale Sparkling Red, Brachetto d'Acqui DOCG 95 Points
Gold 2012 ASKA, Bolgheri Rosso DOC 93 Points
Gold 2013 Centine Rosso, Toscana IGT 92 Points
Gold 2013 San Angelo Pinot Grigio, Toscana IGT 90 Points
Silver 2013 Centine Bianco, Toscana IGT 89 Points
Silver 2012 Rosso di Montalcino DOC 89 Points
Silver NV Brut, Metodo Classico 88 Points
Silver 2012 Fonte Alla Selva, Chianti Classico DOCG 87 Points