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Berries, Oenologists and Winemakers of Italy
Just like an artist chooses colours to paint a canvas, or a composer matches melodies and instruments, in the art of winemaking the oenologist uses science and techniques to stir the senses of the wine drinker. Read more →.
The history and charm of Sicily
Cradled gently by the waves of the sea and shaped by the slow passing of time, Marsala is best represented in Italy and abroad by the monumental and iconic Florio Wine Cellars. A precious, liquor-like red wine that carries the whole history of Italy and Sicily from Garibaldi to the present day, as if kept in a liquid modern art gallery. From the shores of Marsala to the green hills of the Sicilian inland, in Regaleali, home of the Tasca D’Almerita counts, eight generations have been producing excellent wine in utmost harmony with Nature. The estate exists thanks to its location: a unique place immersed in the miracle of one of the best oenological realities of Italy.
Tuscany by vocation
The essence of Tuscany, its incredible vocation to viticulture and the diversity of its territory, is fully reflected in the Frescobaldi universe.
In each wine beats the heart of who lives in extreme closeness to the vineyard and the terroir. Their art requires strict rules that respect both tradition and land also when using innovative solutions. Moreover, Art has always been omnipresent in the family. The project “Artists for Frescobaldi” is a reminder of the ancient tradition of patronage that runs in a family that has always been by the side of the greatest artists since the Renaissance.
Wine, art and design in central Italy
The Carapace was born of the dream of the Lunelli family to create a cellar that would be like a treasure chest for wine. The result is an absolutely unique piece of work. On Umbria’s antique and mystical land rises the first sculpture in the world in which one can live and work, a place where art and nature, sculpture and wine are engaged in dialogue, underlining the exceptionality of both form and content. The Carapace was born of the dream of the Lunelli family to create a cellar that would be like a treasure chest for wine. The result is an absolutely unique piece of work. On Umbria’s antique and mystical land rises the first sculpture in the world in which one can live and work, a place where art and nature, sculpture and wine are engaged in dialogue, underlining the exceptionality of both form and content.
Distillation, an art that belongs to us
The history of the Nardini family rhymes with passion and love for their land, and above all with a world-famous icon from Italy: grappa, invented by Bortolo Nardini in Bassano del Grappa. In 2004, for the company’s 225th anniversary, a modern architectural work was inaugurated in the estate’s park. The Bolle were designed by Massimiliano Fuksas whose ambition was to represent the secret alchemy of the art of distillation. His work, just like the Grapperia di Bassano on the ancient Palladian bridge, conveys his love for the territory, enhancing its potential. The Nardini family has always been an ambassador for the pleasure of coming together, investing in the creation of community spaces welcoming all forms of contemporary art.
Italian style: the art of living well
The Ferrari myth is born from Giulio Ferrari’s dream of creating a wine in Trentino that could compete with the best French Champagne. A dream that today sees the third generation of the Lunelli family at the helm. Not only have they succeeded in maintaining their values, but they have also increased production without ever compromising on quality, their aim being to grow innovation from the cradles of tradition, making Ferrari the ambassador of the Italian Art of Living worldwide. For Santa Margherita Winery, Man is at the center of daily routine. Their philosophy has always been to respond to the needs of their own community. Quality in work, quality in human relationships; quality in the cultivations and quality in the technological choices by respecting the environment without causing plant and soil stress. But there’s more: the commitment to become “explorers of taste”, the ambition to combine wine with all the other pleasures of life and with this typically Italian “taste for life” that the whole world envies.
The temple of the Classic Chianti
The Antinori family has been dedicated to wine production since 1385 when Giovanni di Piero Antinori became part of the Florentine guild “Arte dei Vinattieri”. Throughout its history long 26 generations, the family has always been directly in charge of business, making innovative and courageous choices when necessary, but always maintaining unaltered their respect for their traditions and the territory. It’s been over six hundred years, yet the name of the Antinori marquises is still intertwined with the notion of excellence in the art of winemaking and with the tradition of the highest-level patronage. The passion for these two gave birth to the new Antinori winery in Chianti Classico and the Antinori Art Project, addressing contemporary art.
The Lazio to see and drink
Lazio represents the history of Italian viticulture. It was the meeting between the ancient Romans and the Etruscans that ignited the passion for wine. The region has a considerable heritage of native vines and is finally enhancing the territory and its wine production with a decisive turn towards quality.
The Castelli Romani have always been recognized for their historical and artistic heritage, as well as for the wines they produce on volcanic soil. Frascati, especially, with the Ville Tuscolane and the local D.O.C, represents the perfect combination between art, wine, and territory. From the volcanic soil of Lazio, moving on to the Pontine marshes, where Terracina, crossed by the ancient Appian Way and home to the Temple of Jupiter Anxur, preserves a millenary history intertwined with the culture of winemaking. The undisputed protagonist is its Moscato obtained mainly from the heroic and historic vineyards of Campo Soriano.
The bearable lightness of tannin
In Puglia’s true diamond, Salento, Cosimo Varvaglione has given new life to a winery, strengthened by the traditions of four generations. With the help of his children and his wife Maria Teresa, he conveys his take on the world and wine through the bond of family and respect for the land. To capture in one bottle the magic of cultivating a unique territory: this is the ambitious project of Varvaglione 1921. Montevetrano is the story of a friendship that starts in the mid-80s with a group of friends who love wine and have the desire to experiment. Among them was Silvia Imparato who was burning with an enthralling desire to give life to a company with a unique style in the world of winemaking. The estate is immersed in the Regional Park of the Picentini Mountains. The vineyards are in a former Bourbons’ estate, lying in the shadow of a medieval castle on the crest of a hill, surrounded by oaks, chestnuts, hazelnut trees, citrus grove, and olive trees.
Gibellina, the art of rebirth
A butterfly-shaped open-air museum built after the catastrophic earthquake of Belice in 1968. A utopian community of art and gardens, designed by famous architects, artists, and urban planners, with over sixty works of art, sculptures and installations placed all over the urban fabric. This is Gibellina Nuova, built from scratch 11 km from the ruins of the old town where Alberto Burri created the Grande Cretto land art memorial. Tenute Orestiadi, one of the most representative realities of Sicilian wineries, contributes actively to the rebirth of the city, organizing relentlessly, together with the Orestiadi Foundation and the Brera Academy of Fine Arts, newer and newer projects, tying the intrinsic bond between wine and art even stronger.
Guardians of the land
The Guardians of the Land love their traditions, their history and above all their territory. They are entrepreneurs who do not stop at making good wine and running a business. They are also great men and women who take on the responsibility to keep alive, intact, and uncontaminated a land they know to have only borrowed from Nature. Their purpose is the most noble: in addition to safeguarding biodiversity, they aim at an increasingly sustainable cultivation, to leave future generations the same or even better conditions they had. “We are just passing through. It is our duty to limit the impact of our presence on Earth to preserve the essence of all this beauty, source of life, guaranteeing others the opportunity to pass through with the same quality of life and the same care”.