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Fashion show wines: wineries belonging to stylists

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Only Mario Moretti Polegato creator of Geox has gone from wine to fashion, Cavalli, Renzo Rosso, Ferragamo …. All come to wine from fashion

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Renzo Rosso Diesel Farm

Renzo Rosso Diesel Farm

These are designer bottles; they have a pinch of glamour, these bottles created by the great names in fashion that have now turned to wine production. Even when the wineries belong to international stars such as Arnaldo Caprai from Montefalco they bring with them a more creative, international and brilliant imprint. Marco Caprai, the most famous name from Sagrantino, comes from a family of cashmere producers, the same who produce the famous lace bracelets Cruciani. Read more…

Wines by celebrities: there are many and often exaggerated

The film director Francis Ford Coppola, the actors Brad Pitt and Antonio Banderas, the football player David Beckham, the singer Madonna, here are but a few of the famous names on bottles.

By Donatella Cinelli Colombini

Savanna Samson naked on grapes

Savanna Samson naked on grapes

Most wineries belonging to celebrities are in California but some are actually a short distance from Casato Prime Donne in Montalcino, like the ones belonging to the porno-star Savanna Samson or to the luxury shoe king Massimo Ferragamo with his spectacular Castiglion del Bosco. Still in Tuscany one finds vineyards belonging to Sting, to Lorraine Bracco the actress and to the super chef Mario Batali.

But what is it that compels a person who has everything, absolutely everything that life has to offer, to produce wine? It is probably the desire to have bottles with their name on them, with unrepeatable nectar inside. Or maybe it’s the Bacchus world which attracts them and the apparent simplicity in creating great wines. Apparently because the embrace between nature and oenological geniality is something rare, really difficult and often very expensive. Read more…


New millionaire wine making neighbours in Tuscany

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The Tuscan wine making regions, especially Montalcino, attract people with immense fortunes who want to see their name on dream bottles

By Donatella Cinelli Colombini

Winery Colle Massari the castle

The castle of Colle Massari winery

Next door to Casato Prime Donne a property has been bought by Alejandro Pedro Bulgheroni Argentinean billionaire from the petrol sector with investments al lover the world and vineyards in Argentina, Uruguay and California. We expect him to transform the present rural buildings, in front of us, into a villa with heliport.

The new owner of Argiano, still in the Brunello area, is a Brazilian indicated by Forbes as one of the 300 richest men in the world. He has fallen in love with the splendid 16th century villa built according to a project by Baldassarre Peruzzi – a sort of Tuscan Chateau – and with the noble history of this location where, among others, Foscolo, Carducci, D’Annunzio and Zolà have stayed. Read more…

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