Urban wine? Vineyards in Rome? At the edge of the Eternal City is a winery with history. Fattoria di Fiorano is the beautiful estate of Alberico Boncompagni Ludovisi who pioneered winemaking with his passion for organic farming and winemaking.
Fattoria di Fiorano is now in hands ofAlberico’s grand-daughter, Alessia Antinori who continues innovation. Yes, that Antinori family counting 26th generations, 600 years are devoted wine and vineyards in six regions in Italy (including Lazio and Tuscany), Chile and the United States.
Fattoria di Fiorano is history, located just a twenty-minute drive southeast of Rome’s historic centre, the ancient Via Appia Antica runs along the estate. For over five decades, Nonno Alberico dedicated himself to organic farming and winemaking, and his Fiorano whites are coveted to this day. Join me as I visit Fattoria di Fiorano and earn how Alessia keeps up her’s Nonna’s dedication, while creating a future for contemporary art in Chianti.
“Innovation is essential for us. It is in our DNA. It is what makes the difference.”
Alessia, youngest daughter of Piero Antinori (think Tignanello) is the Vice President of Marchesi Antinori, head of the Antinori Art Project . As Vice President of Marchesi Antinori, Alessia travels around the world making sure you know Antinori wines. She is also the director of Antinori Art Project, bringing contemporary art installations and artist residencies to Tuscany.
In this Episode
[01:26] Alessia Antinori, Fattoria di Fiorano
[02:25] 1000 years of Antinori
[09:14] Primum Familiae Vini
[13:37] Fattoria di Fiorano and Lazio wines
[22:35] Antinori Art Project
[30:09] Visiting Antinori Estates