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The famous noble family in Tuscany has been dedicated to viticulture for 26 generations. It is one of the most important wine producers and trading houses and the estate is one of the oldest wine-growing businesses in Italy. It was founded in 1385 by Giovanni di Piero Antinori, whose lifetime also saw the rise of the Medici family in Florence. He came from a Florentine merchant family with a long wine-growing tradition. At the time, the city had gone through many wars and several waves of plague. Together with the silk trade and the international banking business, wine production formed the third pillar of the family's activities. Niccolò di Tommaso Antinori acquired the Renaissance palace in Piazza degli Antinori, built in 1469, in 1506. Subsequently, vineyards and estates were acquired in Tuscany.

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