Ornellaia is located in Bolgheri, a unique area in Italy where the classic Bordeaux varieties thrive. Ornellaia estate is situated on the Via Bolgherese in that triangle between the sea, the medieval hamlet of Bolgheri and the town of Castagneto Carducci. To get there, one travels up part of the historic 'cypress avenue' celebrated by the poet Giosuè Carducci. The estate comprises 240 acres planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.
Ornellaia produces three highly acclaimed wines: Ornellaia, a blend of predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc; Le Serre Nuove, the 'second vin' of Ornellaia; and Le Volte, a blend of Sangiovese, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Key elements of the success of this renowned estate are its unique soil and climate, ideally suited for the cultivation of Bordeaux varieties. The vineyards are assiduously cared for and attention is paid to the smallest detail by the approximately 80 people working amongst the vines year round. Pruning, canopy management during the vegetative cycle and crop thinning are all undertaken with delicate precision. The latter, although it reduces the yield of the vines, guarantees that the remaining grapes mature in the best possible conditions achieving maximum concentration and above all, balance.
The resulting wines, harmonious and graceful, are pure expressions of the Ornellaia estate stand among the best in the world.