Casanova di Neri
Via Traversa dei Monti, Montalcino
This is the place for people who are very serious about their Brunello and their food. Very serious. “It’s not controversial to say that Giacomo Neri is Montalcino’s most famous and influential producer of Brunello,” says Voigtmann. “The tasting room is always open for a visit, but a private lunch in the secret dining room is an unforgettable experience.”
Podere Le Ripi
Località Le Ripi, Montalcino
“The drive alone is worth the visit to this stunningly positioned organic Brunello producer—and then there’s the wine,” says Voigtmann. This is a biodynamic vineyard in Montalcino that boasts some of the best Rosso di Montalcino in all of Montalcino. Amore & Magia (“love and magic”) is as lovely as the name suggests, and Sebastian is always happy to help you ship a few cases home. If you can, tour the cantina—you can’t believe anyone could do this with bricks.