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May 30, 2022 View:

12 Italian wines from Château d'Ornellaia auctioned at Sotheby's

According to The Drink Business, Ornellaia, one of Italy's top four estates, recently fetched £193,980 ($1,702,000) at the Vendemmia dArtista-themed charity auction held by Sotheby's, and donated all proceeds from the auction to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundations' Minds Eye project. All proceeds from the auction were donated to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundations' Minds Eye project.

Photo courtesy of: Le Wine Guest

The Artist"s Access is a special artistic collaboration of Château d'Ornellaia since 2009, with the aim of upholding the tradition of cultural values and artistic vocation of the Italian Renaissance.

The artist collaborating with Onaya Winery this year is Argentinean artist Toms Saraceno, a sculptor, installation artist and visionary artist, practitioner of the construction of utopias. He has mastered the principles of physics, chemistry and architecture and is internationally recognized as an artist capable of using high technology in his artworks.

A total of 12 lots of Château d'Ornaya wines were auctioned by Sotheby's, with limited edition labels created by the artist on the bottles.

Among the 12 lots, the highest price paid was for a 9-liter bottle of wine, which fetched £42,700 (approximately RMB 374,000). The lot included, in addition to the wine itself, a tour of the vineyard with winemaker Alex Heinz, as part of a group of 10 people visiting the Bolgheri Estate experience at Château d'Ornaya.

In response, Jamie Ritchie, Sotheby's Global Head of Wine, said: "This is a fantastic result for the tenth sale of our project with Ornellaia Artists' Acquisitions. Ornellaia is known for its combination of art and wine, and once again, the combination proved irresistible, with collectors from the United States, Europe and Asia bidding for these stunning wines.

Now in its 11th year of operation, the Onaya Estate Artist's Grant Program has donated more than $2 million to more than 10 institutions in the art world: the Whitney Museum in New York, the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, the Royal Opera House in London, and even the Haoran Arts and Education Foundation in Hong Kong and Shanghai.