The wines of the Folonari family used to belong to Tenimenti Ruffino. The family has been looking after and marketing them for several years now, and made new acquisitions as well, such as the Brunello winery Tenuta la Fuga. The main house is the Fattoria di Nozzole in the Chianti area, but the most famous wine of the Folonaris is probably the "Il Borgo" of the Tenuta del Cabreo, a so-called Supertuscan a blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet.
Giovanni Folonari studied oenology at the University of California in Davis and sees the French oenologists Michel Rolland and Franco Bernabei, one of the most important wine producers in Italy, as his role models. He has managed to increase the quality of the wines in recent years, everything from this house is of consistently high quality. Impressive!