History has always been part of Alessia Antinori’s life. Yes, she’s from that Antinori family – prolific winemakers, epic wines, and gorgeous vineyards in Tuscany, Piemonte, Lombardia, Umbria, Puglia, Chile and the United States. As the 10th oldest wine family in the world, the Antinori family tree scrolls 26th generations, and tallies up a millennium of history – of which 600 years are devoted wine. There’s something old about Antinori and lately there is something new, thanks to Alessia and her next gen approach to wine culture.
“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. As director of Antinori Art Project, she brings the world to the hills of Chianti with incredible contemporary art installations where living artists are invited in residence to create something for the future. She knows her wine, her past and her future, but where she calls home is a beautiful estate she inherited from her grandfather Alberico Boncompagni Ludovisi.
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.
In this Episode
[01:26] Meet Alessia Antinori
[02:25] 1000 years of Antinori
[09:14] Primum Familiae Vini
[13:37] Fattoria di Fiorano and Lazio wines
[18:42] All about Antinori wines
[22:35] Antinori Art Project
[30:09] Visiting Antinori Estates