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Il Paradiso di Manfredi

Il Paradiso di Manfredi

Name of winemaker in photo

Il Paradiso di Manfredi is a winery that speaks to individualists. The estate was purchased in the 1950s by Manfredi Martini and his wife before Brunello was even a true DOC. Manfredi wasn't exactly jumping into a world he didn't understand - he worked for Biondi Santi in the 1950s.

The tiny Il Paradiso di Manfredi farm, run by three generations of a close-knit and delightful family, makes the most soulful wines in the entire appellation.’ These wines are made very naturally, very carefully, in the traditional way, with indigenous yeasts, long macerations and long aging in large barrels.
—  Kerin O'Keefe

Today that tradition is carried on by Manfredi’s daughter and son-in-law, Sorella and Florio Guerrini. In the vineyard they don’t use any herbicides or fertilizers, a philosophy Florio says the winery has followed prior to "natural wine" becoming a buzzword. Il Paradiso di Manfredi creates Brunellos and Rossos that are loaded with character and they've now been a beacon of traditional Brunello for over half a century.