Barbara Widmer

Brancaia owner



It was in 1981, when the Swiss couple Brigitte and Bruno Widmer fell in love with the at the time abandoned Brancaia estate and purchased it. Only two years later, Brancaia made the first rank in an important Chianti Classico tasting and then rapidly gained international recognition.
This lead to a continuous extension of the activities resulting in purchasing the Poppi estate in 1989, followed in 1998 by the founding of Brancaia in Maremma, only 10km from the Mediterranean coastline.

Since 1998 Barbara Widmer, oenologist and daughter of the founders, has been responsible for the winemaking as well as for the vineyards on all three estates – she thereby relies on the consultancy of the famous oenologist Dr.Carlo Ferrini.

Today BRANCAIA is one of Tuscany’s leading wineries, receiving important national and international awards every year. The wines are successfully sold worldwide.

  • Farm shop
    Monday-Friday 10:30am-6:00pm. From April to October, also open on Saturdays
  • Certified Organic Farm
    In conversion
  • Total estate extension (hectars)
  • Total vineyards extension (hectars)
    40 (12 classified in Chianti Classico register)
  • Annual production (in bottles)
  • Total olive groves (hectars)