The Barberani winery was established by Luigi and Giovanna Barberani in 1961, and remains a family-run business, with sons Bernardo and Niccolo following in the footsteps of their parents. It sits to the south of Orvieto, on the hills overlooking Lake Corbara and the river Tiber, in Umbria - at the very centre of Italy.
The 100 hectare estate is cultivated with olive trees, 30 ha of forest, and 55 ha of vineyard - planted in volcanic soils with chalk and clay. Here the family oversee all aspects of wine production assisted by consultant winemaker and agronomist Maurizio Castelli. They produce a classic portfolio of wines from the region - including Orvieto Classico, Grechetto and Rosso Umbria.
Since the 1980s the family have followed organic practices across their estate, and are dedicated to sustainability, having cut electricity use and only using, and recycling, natural sping water. All vineyard management, including harvesting, is carried out by hand - and they minimise the use of sulphur during the wine-making process.