Marchesi Antinori

The Antinori family has been making wine for over six hundred years, since Giovanni di Piero Antinori became part of the Arte Fiorentina dei Vinattieri in 1385. Throughout its long history, spanning 26 generations, the family has always personally managed the business making innovative, sometimes courageous choices, always with unwavering respect for tradition and the land. Today Marchese Piero Antinori is director of the company.

The winery has dedicated much to improving the quality of its wines through careful planning of investments and research programmes which cover all aspects of production. The success of these programmes has allowed the winery to produce a notable range of quality wines from different vineyards in Tuscany and Umbria.
The estate at Tignanello, home to the renown vineyards of Tignanello and Solaia, is situated between the valleys of Greve and Pesa, in the heart of the Chianti Classico region, 30 km south of Florence.

Tignanello covers 350 hectares of land, 147 of which are planted with vineyards. These are divided into small plots: the Tignanello vineyard covers 47 hectares with the 10 - hectare Solaia alongside. These lands derive from Pliocene marl, with shaly, chalky elements, and are situated at an altitude of 350 - 450m, enjoying warm days and cool nights during the growing phase.