We are pleased to announce Marchesi Antinori as the guest of honor for the 42nd Annual l’Eté du Vin. The Antinori family has been committed to the art of winemaking for over six centuries since 1385 when Giovanni di Piero Antinori became a member, of the “Arte Fiorentina dei Vinattieri”, the Florentine Winemakers’ Guild. All throughout its history, twenty-six generations-long, the Antinori family has managed the business directly making innovative and sometimes bold decisions while upholding the utmost respect for traditions and the environment.
Alessia Antinori is the youngest daughter of Piero Antinori and serves today as Vice President of Marchesi Antinori. Like her two sisters, Alessia was raised in the family’s 15th century Palazzo Antinori in the center of Renaissance Florence. She participated in all harvests at the family’s Tignanello estate in Chianti Classico and Guado al Tasso in Bolgheri from 1996 and was educated in Florence.
All three Antinori sisters specialize in different aspects of the business, but each understands that the whole is more than the sum of its parts. As the 26th generation, they possess the passion, perseverance and patience that have made the Antinori name synonymous with the finest wines in Italy and the world.
Alessia was naturally drawn to winemaking and graduated with a degree in Viticulture and Oenology from the Department Food Science and Technology at the Agrarian University of Milan in January 1998. She has worked as a winemaker for the company and has been the driving force behind their sparkling wine brand, Montenisa, in Franciacorta.
As Vice President of Marchesi Antinori, Alessia represents the family on the board of Primum Familiae Vini (PFV), an international group of some of the world’s finest and oldest wine producing families dedicated to defend and promote the traditions and values of family-owned companies and ensure that such ideals survive and prosper for future generations.