An online auction of the current series of Ornellaia's Vendemmia d'Artista project ***** will take place at Sotheby's from 5 to 19 October. For each vintage of Ornellaia, a contemporary artist created a work of art as well as a limited edition label series. The artists are inspired by a single word to describe each vintage. For 2019, Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg interpreted the character "Il Vigore" (Life Force) as an allusion to the energy of plant growth and the ever-changing flowering vegetation.
The proceeds of the online auction will go to the "Mind's Eye" project of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. This programme helps blind and visually impaired people to experience art exhibitions and works of art with their senses. Up for auction are 111 large-format wines from the Il Vigore series (a nine-litre Salmanazar, ten six-litre Impériales and 100 double magnums) and Ornellaia's Archivo Storico, plus exclusive visits to the winery.
(al / Source and photo: Tenuta Ornellaia)