Montalcino says goodbye to winemaker Pablo Härri
Montalcino is mourning the premature death of winemaker Pablo Härri. The 58-year old producer owned the Ferrero winery in Podere Pascena with his wife, Claudia. He had been working in Montalcino since the 1980s: first of all at Banfi, managing the winemaking with Ezio Rivella, then at Col d’Orcia, in the late 1990s. His death has left a huge void in Montalcino.
From winemaker to producer
As well as collaborating with top-class wineries, the winemaker of Swiss origin also bought Podere Pascena: 3 hectares of Sangiovese below Sant’Angelo in Colle. Here in the 1990s, he started to produce his own wine, with the invaluable aid of his wife, Claudia.
Banfi and the Brunello Consortium remember him
“I say goodbye to a great winemaker who was always humble in his work, behind the scenes and never in the limelight. A lovely person.” These are the words that Remo Grassi, president of Banfi, spoke about his death on Montalcino News. Also the Brunello Consortium says goodbye to Pablo, “The Brunello di Montalcino Consortium grieves for the death of Pablo Härri, winemaker, producer and friend. Our thoughts go to his wife Claudia and daughters Silvia, Giulia and Pepita at this sad time. Pablo had long been attached to the Montalcino territory, with his skill and innovative spirit, first of all alongside other producers and then in his own winery. He gave a lot to everyone and to Brunello as a whole, contributing to the growth of the appellation with commitment and enthusiasm.”