Walking through  our vineyards, as we have the pleasure of doing often, you easily identify  the changing soil types and the varying density of the vines. We have in fact  vineyards planted in 2007  alongside very old ones planted back in 1970.


Our vineyards are on the top of a hill, at a height of about 300  mt above sea level,  in an area called “  I Poggi di Baschi,”  well known for producing great wines.


The soil  can be  clayey , marly  or tufaceous, sometimes with small pebbles  ; surprisingly enough,  is also rich in fossils , generating a high mineral content ideal for obtaining a  consistent acidity in the white wines. The vineyards cover slopes exposed to  the south east and  south west .



Heading down to from the lowest part of our vineyards, you come across  the huge rocky basament on which our hill rests. Believe us when this rocky wall  colors yellow with  broom, it is a rare sight !


Only the experience of many harvests  enable you  to decide the correct intervention in your vineyards ( pruning, deleafing, thinning, treatments ..) and every year the bond with your land becomes stronger and stronger.

The breeding system is  single or double Guyot for the white and spurred cordon for the red vines.

It is important to emphasize that any chemical weeding is banned from our estate and anticriptogamic treatments are brought down to a minimum.


At Podere Barbi  we are surrounded by vines. From a specific spot  you look over the small Corbara lake surrounded by green hills and from our farmhouse the view of the city of Orvieto resting on its rocky, thousand year old  platform is gorgeous.

White Wine Making

As for the red wines, we tent to keep to the grape growing and wine making traditions which  made Orvieto wines renowned, but with the assistance of  improved modern  techniques aimed  at the highest quality level.

But once again passion alone can allow you to turn great grapes into great wines!.


Primarily we use autoctonous varietals but wisely increasing the ones that we believe to be the “noblest” such as Grechetto or special clones of Procanico. We  greatly value Vermentino too.

International varietals are used to a very limited extent.




The grapes are picked by hand, during the coolest hours with the usual care in selecting the best ones to better preserve their aromatic potential.


The musts are cooled rapidly in stainless steel tanks and sediment is removed with the exception of the Archè which is partially fermented in wood.

The clear musts start fermenting  with the aid of selected yeasts, at controlled temperature.


It is common practice to refine our wines in the bottle before their release.

Red Wine Making


At Podere Barbi we continue the traditions of winemaking in the Orvieto region but modern technology is essential to us to enhance them.


Our main pecularity stays  in the choice of producing our wines from varietals which are 95% indigenous. Sangiovese is the predominant varietal , followed in gradual succession by the Montepulciano, Ciliegiolo &  Canaiolo. From the very beginning we believed in all these varietals which are the essence of our production reality, which disassociates us from the consistent use of international varietals, very fashionable in the area.


But passion alone allows you to turn great grapes into great wine.



Our grapes are picked by hand because this is the only way to select the best fruit and they are pressed within the next hour thanks to the proximity of the vineyards to our cellars

The stalks are removed from the red grapes which are pressed and pumped peristatically into open vats for fermentation. The cap is plunged three times a day by hand. A  constant control of the temperature is key  to retain at the utmost the varietal character of the grapes.


We only partially mature our red wines in small oak barrels, housed in undeground caves where the malolactic process takes place. We believe that other red wines do not need wood and are therefore stored in stainless steel.


Naturally our red wines are peacefully refined in bottle for a few months.

Our Olive Grove

Our olive grove consists of 800 plants and the main varietals are Leccino, Frantoio, Moraiolo and Tondino. The olive tree is  from time immemorial part of Umbrian history and culture.

Olives that have reached the right degree of ripeness are harvested from the tree by hand, to ensure their  integrity.


Within a few hours the olives are taken to the mill, separated from impurities and leaves and washed.


OLIO "i Poggi"




The Barbi-Ferrari family is enthusiastically involved in the production of wines which make a difference, in the Orvieto territory. Their aim is a constant commitment to improve, both in the vineyards and in the cellars.


They firmly believe in their choice of varietals and clones, and are proud to work side by side with their importers and their teams to make their wines well known and appreciated in more than 25 countries worldwide.

Guest House


A comfortable corner submerged in nature...



 The estate of Baschi can be reached: (it is preferable to fix an appointment)


By car:

Motorway (A1) Firenze-Roma exit Orvieto

Dual Carriageway Perugia-Todi and S.S. 448 Todi-Orvieto


By plane:

Perugia Airport / Rome Airport


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                                                                                                                                                                       05023 Baschi - Italy

+39 3358141327

+39 3394429948

+39 3348635142

Marina Barbi:                                                   M.D.

Alberto Ferrari:                  Head of Marketing

Cesare Ferrari:            Head of National Sales

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