Amidst the scenic landscapes of Italy, the Consorzio per la Tutela dei Vini DOC Bolgheri e DOC Bolgheri Sassicaia stands as a bastion of excellence, ensuring the venerable traditions and standards of Bolgheri's wines are maintained and celebrated. As the officially recognized consortium by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Forestry Policies and Tourism, its core mandate revolves around the diligent promotion, protection, and management of the esteemed Bolgheri DOC and Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC wine appellations.
Born in January 1995, the Consortium's inception followed closely on the heels of the pivotal 1994 regulations delineating the production of Bolgheri's red wines. This was a momentous step, solidifying the stature of the region's viticultural offerings. The year 2014 marked another milestone for the Consortium. Garnering the Ministry's apex recognition, it was bestowed with the authority to operate "Erga omnes," signifying its role to act on behalf of every producer, echoing a unified vision for Bolgheri's wine legacy.
As we moved into 2021, the Consortium expanded its family to 65 esteemed members. Collectively, their vineyards constitute a staggering 97% of the total vineyard expanse in the region. A testament to their dedication, almost every winery under this Consortium's aegis is involved in the holistic wine production journey, right from meticulous vine and vineyard management to the final bottling process.
In essence, the Consorzio per la Tutela dei Vini DOC Bolgheri e DOC Bolgheri Sassicaia is not merely an organization; it's the heartbeat of Bolgheri's wine realm. Through unwavering commitment, it guarantees that every bottle echoing the names Bolgheri DOC and Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC embodies the soul, character, and unmatched quality of this iconic wine territory.