For over six hundred years, the Antinori family has linked their name to excellence in the art of winemaking and as a passionate patron of the fine arts. Two apparently very different areas of expertise that have in fact progressed together in parallel: Marchesi Antinori have often entrusted the important task of documenting their family’s values and history to the fine arts. The family crest is a masterpiece designed by Florentine sculptor and ceramic artist Giovanni della Robbia at the beginning of the 1500’s. The family’s two passions are expressed and promoted by the Accademia Antinori in the field of classical art and traditions and by the Antinori Art Project, a new initiative that focuses on contemporary art, established immediately following completion of the new winery Antinori nel Chianti Classico.
The Accademia Antinori was created to increase appreciation and celebrate all forms of art related to the Tuscan territory and winemaking traditions. A patrimony that the family wishes to preserve, promote and exhibit. The Accademia collects, protects and preserves artwork connected to Tuscan traditions. Their continual research and dedicated studies have led to art restoration projects, the publication of catalogues and art books as well as organizing art exhibitions and events open to the public.
The Antinori Art Project was founded in 2012 at the same time as the inauguration of the new winery Antinori nel Chianti Classico. The idea was to create a project that continued the family’s art collecting traditions but with a new objective: to focus on contemporary art and artists. The futuristic architecture of the new winery is an ideal venue to satisfy visitors who are seeking fine wine tasting and sensory experiences. Visit the website | antinoriartproject.it