A full-blown wine and art journey through the history and passions of Ferruccio Ferragamo and his family via tastings of the estate’s organic wines and also winding its way through the estate’s art work and a building with centuries of history.
The Il Borro wine cellars are around 3000 square metres in size and blend ideally into the landscape around them, in an art and history packed area suffused with the historic and artistic influence of the most important Tuscan cities, such as Florence.
After thoroughgoing, painstaking architectural renovation by Ferruccio Ferragamo and his son and daughter, Salvatore and Vittoria, 1995 was the year of Il Borro’s winemaking rebirth.
The beating heart of the Il Borro Cantine wine cellars is its Storica Barriccaia, its historic barrel room dating back to around 1700 and suffused with a yesteryear atmosphere and the magic of winemaking. This was followed, in 2004, by expert architectural enlargement work by architect Elio Lazzerini who built the wave tunnel which is now the estate's busy production hub. Master stone mason Antonio also worked on this, building the dome vault over the tasting area eight metres underground. The last corridor, completed in 2020, hosts the terracotta amphora and the pupitres.
In 2017 Cantine de il Borro joined the Toscana Wine Architecture circuit encompassing the 14 designer cellars made by contemporary architecture names, an indissoluble partnership between excellence and design.
A multiplicity of tasting options for wine lovers to find out more about the various aspects of organic wine growing at the estate.
Two trajectories taking turns to throw light on various aspects of the world of wine. An artistic journey through iconography or a trip through the wine cellars to learn the secrets of winemaking.
A full immersion Il Borro experience giving you the chance to mix and match the multiplicity of available activities to your own personal interests.