Natives of Florence, Italy, the Antinori family has produced wine for more than six centuries. The family enterprise began in 1385, when Giovanni di Piero Antinori became a member of Arte Fiorentina dei Vinattieri, the winemakers guild of the city of Florence. Through 26 generations, the family has been proudly managing the business and making innovative decisions, but always keeping the respect for their tradition and their land.
The Antinori family belongs to the prestigious Primum Familiae Vini, an association that brings together the world’s most relevant family-owned wineries. This group supports a unifying principle: the ownership of the vineyards and the winemaking production are a family activity maintained and improved over time, like a good wine. Review our selection of fine wines and luxury restaurants.
Currently, the Marquis Piero Antinori is the CEO of the company and works alongside his three daughters, Albiera, Allegra and Alessia. The three women are personally involved in the business with the same passion and instinct that made Antinori a leading Italian producer of quality wines.
The historical legacy of this noble family is fundamental to the prestige of their wines. “Our heritage and strength come from the fact that we are located in Tuscany or, if you prefer, our way of being is Tuscan,” said Piero Antinori.
Eight Antinori wineries are spread through the Italian countryside in Tuscany and Umbria: Fattoria Aldobrandesca Le Mortele, La Braccesca, Tenuta Monteloro, Prunotto, Montenisa, Tormaresca and Santa Cristina. They have also established wineries in the US, such as Antica and Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars in Napa Valley, California, and Col Solare in the Columbia Valley, in Washington State. In addition, their wine emporium includes the Viña Haras de Pirque wineries in Chile as well as wineries and vineyards in Hungary, Malta and Romania. “We have shown over the years that it is possible to produce acclaimed wines in Tuscany, Umbria and worldwide, maintaining their original character,” says the Marquis Piero Antinori.
In 2012, , the company opened a new winery with state-of-the-arts, postmodern architecture, designed by Archea Associati in the Chianti region. A tribute to the land of the Chianti Classico Antinori, the building, is the confirmation of the historical links between the family and their homeland. The company moved its headquarters from the Renaissance palace at Piazza Antinori, Florence, to the new, lavish building that has, among other attractions, a restaurant, theater, and museum.
The Antinori Winery is the emblem of a family with a centuries-old history that respects tradition and understands modernity. Their purpose is to produce fine and balanced wines that shine with personality, style and elegance. ■