About Castello Banfi
One would imagine such a grand wine would be from an ancient Tuscan estate with centuries of history full of castles and Tuscan nobles. Well Banfi started on the lower east side of on Spring st by John Mariani who named it afterhis aunt Teodolinda Banfi who made wine for the family. It was in the 60’s and 70’s that Banfi made it big when the next generation, Harry and John Jr. Mariani imported their first 100 cases of Riunite Lambrusco. The rest is history. By 1973 Riunite on ice was so nice that it was this countries largest selling imported brand. Castello Banfi came along in 1978 and has been producing high quality wines from the top Tuscan apellations ever since.