In 1968, after years of trials, the first bottle of Sassicaia comes out. Mario Incisa della Rochetta plants a cabernet vineyard to reproduce wines similar to those of Bordeaux. This is how the first “Supertuscan” was born, which promotes the Bolgheri area as one of the most important areas for the production of wines.
Between the end of the 70s and the beginning of the 90s, many companies began to produce in this area with grapes such as merlot and cabernet sauvignon.
Today Bolgheri is famous for these wines that have become DOC in the 90s but which were initially classified as table wines. Today they are wines of excellence famous all over the world.
To get to the village, you have to cross the famous cypress avenue, mentioned by Giosué Carducci; the avenue, flanked by tall cypress trees, about 5 km long.
From a distance you can see the charming red brick castle. Approaching, you arrive in front of the tower of the castle and the door of the city center surmounted by the great coat of arms of the counts Della Gherardesca, the ancient noble family to whom Bolgheri has been linked since 1200.
The center is full of small shops of typical products and alleys. There are many restaurants and places where you can taste typical products and enjoy a romantic dinner at sunset, the time of day when the village is transformed and, illuminated, becomes an enchanted place.
The spectacle of the vineyards and olive trees immersed in the Mediterranean vegetation, the medieval village, the hills and the sea in the distance, the wine tasting makes this place unique and special.