40 years of Brancaia
Brancaia in 2021 – many birthdays and anniversaries
Brancaia can celebrate several big anniversaries this year: Brigitte and Bruno Widmer bought Brancaia 40 years ago – they can celebrate their 80th birthdays in 2021. In September 2021, Brancaia’s flagship product, the IL BLU, will celebrate its 30th birthday with the 2018 vintage. And for Barbara Widmer, the managing director and oenologist of Brancaia, the 2018 harvest was the 20th harvest and she is also celebrating a milestone birthday this year – her fiftieth.
It is clear that there are so many big birthdays and anniversaries to celebrate – Corona or not. There will be different publications. For example, the German magazine “Credum” has agreed to publish a special article on the 40-year history of Brancaia and the 30th anniversary of Il Blu. And we are planning to launch the Brancaia Collection towards the end of the year – an exciting project that we will be reporting on soon.
Our Swiss importer and sister company, Vinothek Brancaia, will hold an online live tasting with Barbara Widmer in spring. The Brancaia vinotheque plays an important role in the development of the winery and sold the first Brancaia wine in 1983 with the Chianti Classico. For the 40th anniversary of the winery, Brancaia and the Vinothek Brancaia decided to bring an “Edizione Limitata Brancaia 40 Anni” from Chianti Classico 2019 to the Swiss market. The Chianti Classico will appear with its new label for the first time.
The Il Blu 2018 will be available from September. 2018 was a fantastic year that does justice to the big anniversary in every way. For this special occasion, the Il Blu is being launched in a limited edition with an anniversary wooden box and a festive label.
These are just a few of the activities we are planning. Of course, we very much hope that we can really celebrate at the winery. We are already looking forward to many unforgettable moments together in this anniversary year.