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Famous winery (also Banfi or Villa Banfi) based in the mountain town of Montalcino in the Italian region of Tuscany. It was founded in 1978 by the Italian-Americans Harry and John Mariani from New York, who had become very wealthy by importing Lambrusco. The total estate covers almost 3,000 hectares of land. About 850 hectares of it are planted with vines and are located at an altitude of 250 to 400 metres above sea level. The individual grape varieties are planted at different optimal altitudes to ensure good results. The most important are Brunello = Sangiovese clone (150 ha), Chardonnay (95 ha), Cabernet Sauvignon (143 ha), Montepulciano, Moscato (Muscat Blanc), Pinot Grigio (Pinot Gris, Pinot Nero (Pinot Noir), Sauvignon Blanc (42 ha), Sémillon and Syrah. 80% of the vineyards are irrigated from artificially created lakes. Attached to the winery are a large restaurant and a wine shop.

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