Where History, Art, and Winemaking Collide.
Nestled amidst Tuscany's verdant landscapes, Felsina Winery presents a sublime blend of historical allure and modern vibrancy. This captivating winery, elegantly constructed around a medieval courtyard, serves as a tangible link to the past while also hosting some of Italy's most delectable wines. Here, the echoes of ancient times blend seamlessly with the tantalizing aromas of the vineyard, creating an enchanting milieu where history meets viticulture.
Felsina's lineage can be traced back to the Roman era, when it served as a stopover on the historic Via Francigena, a pilgrimage route leading to Rome. Its name, encapsulating the notion of 'hosting pilgrims,' pays homage to its integral role in the region's historical narrative. A significant transformation occurred in 1730 when the property evolved into a fully functioning wine cellar, marking the beginning of its vinous journey. The renowned Poggiali celebrated a significant milestone in 2016, its golden jubilee, underscoring Felsina's unwavering dedication to the art of winemaking.
However, Felsina's allure extends beyond its vinous heritage. The winery also embraces the contemporary arts, demonstrated through its collaboration with renowned artists. A striking example is the permanent exhibition of Bob Wilson's mesmerizing light sculpture, "La Traviata." Originally showcased at the Salone del Mobile, this extraordinary work of art now illuminates Felsina's medieval courtyard, casting enchanting interplays of light and shadow. Moreover, Wilson's theatrical innovation was brought to the fore with the staging of "Oedipus Rex" in Pompeii's ruins in 2018, reinforcing the harmony of historical context and modern artistic expression at Felsina.