Cantina Fratelli Pardi
Umbria – Italy
Cantina Pardi was reborn in 2003 as the Pardi Family sought to renew their great grandfather's winemaking tradition in Montefalco. Focused on highlighting the indigenous grapes of the region, Cantina Pardi produces some of the world's finest examples of the grape Sagrantino.
A STORY HANDED DOWN
FROM FATHER TO SON
The story of this winery, located in the region of Umbria, starts in 1919 when the brothers ("fratelli" in Italian) Alfredo, Francesco
and Alberto Pardi founded the Cantina Fratelli Pardi in the ground floor of a local hospital in Montefalco. Back then, the most popular of their wines was the Sagrantino Passito, the sweet wine that was so popular that it was even shipped to the Vatican. For several decades wine production was almost totally abandoned by the Pardi family to focus on the textile industry. In the early 2000s, however, the founder's great-grandsons restarted the wine business, making wines that won several important accolades. Today brothers Alberto Mario and Gianluca Rio are at the helm of the winery.