Timeline

2019

Le Serre Nuove dell’Ornellaia – 20th anniversary

With the release of the 2017 vintage Le Serre Nuove dell’Ornellaia celebrates its 20th anniversary.

Bolgheri Denomination – 25th anniversary

Vendemmia d’Artista

Shirin Neshat interprets “la Tensione” (tension) – the character of the 2016 vintage – for Ornellaia Vendemmia d’Artista.

Mind’s Eye Program

From 2019, the Ornellaia Vendemmia d’Artista project raises funds to support the innovative Mind’s Eye program at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation.

Ornellaia – 30th anniversary

With the release of the 2015 vintage, Ornellaia celebrates its 30th anniversary.

Vendemmia d’Artista

William Kentridge interprets “il Carisma” (charisma)– the character of the 2015 vintage – for Ornellaia Vendemmia d’Artista.

2018

2017

Ornellaia Archivio Storico

From 2017 Ornellaia old vintages have been kept in the Archivio Storico designed by Florentine Architects Marco Magni & Piero Guicciardini.

Vendemmia d’Artista

Ernesto Neto interprets “l’Essenza” (the Essence) – the character of the 2014 vintage – for Ornellaia Vendemmia d’Artista.

Ornellaia Archivio Storico

From 2016 Ornellaia has started releasing back vintages via Sothebys auctions in New York, London and Hong Kong.

Vendemmia d’Artista

Yutaka Sone interprets “l’Eleganza” (the Elegance) – the character of the 2013 vintage – for Ornellaia Vendemmia d’Artista.

2016

2015

Ornellaia

First vintage (2013) of Ornellaia Bianco is released.

Vendemmia d’Artista

John Armleder interprets “l’Incanto” (the Enchantment) – the character of vintage 2012 – for Ornellaia Vendemmia d’Artista.

Vendemmia d’Artista

Rodney Graham interprets “l’Infinito” (the Infinity) – the character of vintage 2011 – for Ornellaia Vendemmia d’Artista.

2014

2013

Vendemmia d’Artista

Michelangelo Pistoletto interprets “la Celebrazione” (the Celebration) – the character of vintage 2010 – for Ornellaia Vendemmia d’Artista.

Vendemmia d’Artista

Zhang Huan interprets “l’Equilibrio” (the Equilibrium) – the character of vintage 2009 – for Ornellaia Vendemmia d’Artista.

2012

2011

Ornus dell’Ornellaia

First vintage of Ornus dell’Ornellaia 2008 (100% Petit Manseng) is released on selected markets.

Vendemmia d’Artista

Rebecca Horn interprets “l’Energia” (the Energy) – the character of vintage 2008 – for Ornellaia Vendemmia d’Artista.

Poggio alle Gazze dell’Ornellaia

The rebirth of Poggio alle Gazze dell’Ornellaia: new release vintage 2008 on selected markets.

Vendemmia d’Artista

Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh interpret “l’Armonia” (the Harmony) – the character of vintage 2007 – for Ornellaia Vendemmia d’Artista.

2010

2009

Vendemmia d’Artista

Luigi Ontani interprets “l’Esuberanza” (the Exuberance) – the character of vintage 2006 – for Ornellaia Vendemmia d’Artista.

20° Anniversary of Ornellaia

Ornellaia releases special edition of large size bottles to celebrate its 20th anniversary with Ornellaia 2005.

2008

2006

New barrel room

A new Ornellaia barrel room is completed.

Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi

Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi, following the sale of Robert Mondavi Corporation to Constellation Brands, acquires the remaining 50% share. Marchese Ferdinando Frescobaldi is appointed chairman.

Bellaria vineyards

The Bellaria vineyards plantings are completed.

Axel Heinz

Axel Heinz is appointed as winemaker.

2005

2002

Mondavi

Robert Mondavi acquires full control of Ornellaia and transfers 50% to Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi.

Ornellaia’s second wine

First vintage Le Serre Nuove dell’Ornellaia 1997 is released as Ornellaia’s second wine.

Giovanni Geddes

World famous Californian wine producer Robert Mondavi takes a minority share in Ornellaia Appointment of Giovanni Geddes da Filicaja as CEO.

1999

1993

Le Volte dell’Ornellaia

First vintage Le Volte dell’Ornellaia 1991 is released.

Michel Rolland

Michel Rolland begins his association as consulting oenologist.

Bellaria

First vineyard plantings at the Bellaria.

1991

1989

Inauguration

Official inauguration of the winery.

Ornellaia 1985

The new winery starts operation with vintage 1985.

1988

1985

Vintage 1985

The new winery starts operations with vintage 1985.

First Vineyards

First vineyard plantings at the Estate.

1982

1981

Foundation

The Ornellaia Estate is founded by Marchese Lodovico Antinori.