Born in 1975, Alessia Antinori is the youngest daughter of Piero Antinori.
Since July 2016 is Vice President of Marchesi Antinori.
Like her two sisters, Alessia was raised in the family’s 15th century Palazzo Antinori in the center of Renaissance Florence. She participated in all harvests at the family’s Tenuta Tignanello estate in Chianti Classico and Tenuta Guado al Tasso estate in Bolgheri from 1996, and was educated in Florence.
Alessia was naturally drawn to winemaking and graduated with a degree in Viticulture and Oenology from the Department of Food Science and Technology at the Agrarian University of Milan in January 1998. She has worked as a winemaker for the company and has been the driving force behind their sparkling wine brand, Tenuta Montenisa, in Franciacorta.
In order to better understand all aspects of the fine wine business, Alessia decided to learn the export and sales side, spending four months each year in India and Asia as the Antinori Family Ambassador. Alessia moved to New York City in January 2009 for several years, where she traveled extensively to participate in tasting events, winemaker dinners and working with Antinori’s sales team.
As Vice President of Marchesi Antinori, Alessia represents the family on the board of Primum Familiae Vini (PFV), an international group of some of the world’s finest and oldest wine producing families dedicated to defend and promote the traditions and values of family-owned companies and ensure that such ideals survive and prosper for future generations.
With an avid interest in fine art and photography, Alessia personally oversaw the creation of the museum area and contemporary art installations at the Antinori nel Chianti Classico winery and also supervises the Antinori Art Project, dedicated to all the company’s new projects with a contemporary art focus. She is currently the President of the Friends (patrons) of MAXXI (the National Italian Museum of Contemporary Art) in Rome and has been a member of the International Council group of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York for the past fifteen years.