The wine at Il Borro isn’t simply a product; it has real soul, a culture that places it at the centre of our activity. We want to be trustees of our historic vineyards and spread their principles across the globe. There are many examples on the estate where the wine, the winemaking and our culture interact. The historic cellar of Il Borro and the exhibition ‘Vino & Arte’ are just two parts of this undiscovered journey.
Ferruccio Ferragamo’s unique private collection of 67 historical engravings housed at the Galleria del Borro. Dating from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century, the pictures are characterized by vineyards, the grape and wine in all their various representations. Treatments range from the everyday experience of ordinary people enjoying wine to the mythological and dreamlike dimensions of the Gods at table.
The Vino & Arte exhibition includes such names as: Andrea Mantegna (1431–1506); Annibale Carracci (1560–1609); Lo Spagnoletto (1591–1652); the great masters of the seventeenth-century genre scene as: David Teniers il Giovane (1610–1690); Gabriel Metsu (1629–1667); Cornelis Trost (1697–1750); Jacob Jordaens (1593–1678); Gillis van Tilborgh (1635–1678); Cornelius Visscher (1620–1670); and finally English artists of the eighteenth and nineteenth century including: William Hogarth (1697–1764); Thomas Rowlandson (1757–1827); Walter Dendy Sadler (1854–1923).
An unmissable exhibition, to be enjoyed with fine wines from the estate.
Visit to the cellar
The cellar at Il Borro is a journey to the heart of the Tuscan wine tradition, a chance to experience and understand the winemaking “art”.
Accompanied by industry experts past vats, barrels and barriques, you will see the steps that transform the humble grape into a great wine. The itinerary concludes with a tasting of our wines, the products of one hundred years of expertise, with our Sommeliers.
Visits to the Cellars by reservation: Tel. +39 055 9772921 – Mob. +39 366 5601139 – e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org