The Marchesi Antinori Chianti Classico Cellar is located in the Chianti Classico region, just 20 minutes from Florence and 30 minutes from Siena, a must-see attraction for visitors to Tuscany. These cellars opened in 2012 and are a tribute to the community and the Chianti Classico territory. The building was constructed using local materials and with the utmost respect for the environment. The new Antinori headquarters are close to the highway, but the building is almost invisible because it’s literally inside a hill, which was cut into to build the winery and then covered with the same soil, planting native and ancient vines like Ciliegino, Colorino, Mammolo and Black Malvasia. In three years, the winery will be completely surrounded and covered by these vineyards, which are not intended for wine production but to preserve their ancient roots.
The Marchesi Antinori headquarters include the winery, two tasting rooms, a restaurant (Rinuccio 1180, named after the first member of the Antinori family), an auditorium, a museum, a bookshop and, of course, a wine store. The following wines and olive oil labels are produced here: Villa Antinori Chianti Classico, Marchese Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva, Pèppoli Chianti Classico, Vinsanto del Chianti Classico, Antinori Laudemio Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Antinori Peppoli Extra Virgin Olive Oil.