Established in 1981 by Marchese Lodovico Antinori of the illustrious Antinori family, Ornellaia is one of Italy’s leading estates, best known for its iconic, eponymous Super-Tuscan red blend. Ornellaia’s extensive parcels of vineyards are nestled in the heart of the Bolgheri wine region in the province of Livorno, just a few miles from the Mediterranean coast. The vineyards are planted with Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Merlot. The estate’s unique terroir - the maritime climate combined with a blend of alluvial and volcanic soil deposits - is perfectly suited to these French grape varietals. The vineyards are all farmed organically, and a program of increasing soil health is in place. Sustainability is of utmost importance. Ornellaia became an instant sensation with its very first vintage in 1985, and shot to international fame in 1998 when Decanter magazine named it ‘Wine of the Year.’ Today owned by the the Frescobaldi family, the focus on excellence that has shaped Ornellaia since the beginning remains unwavering. Combining tradition and innovation, the wines of Ornellaia are opulent and sensual, expressing Bordeaux style with a true Bolgheri influence.