A (rt) message in a (Chianti Classico) bottle

7, 4-meter tall bottles placed in 7 different Chianti municipalities. A multi-location event showcasing artwork displayed in the Gallo Nero wineries and installed throughout the territory’s towns.
Begin your trip by searching for the bottles in San Casciano V.P, San Donato in Poggio, Greve in Chianti, Radda in Chianti, Castellina in Chianti, Gaiole in Chianti, and Castelnuovo Berardenga.
The artists, invited by the Consorzio with the assistance of TerraMedia APS by Davide Sarchioni, Fiammetta Poggi e Isaco Praxoluart curators, are a multifaceted group that combines the young and promising with the established and well known, and have come together to experiment with innovative, contemporary media and language. The artists who have generously contributed to this project are: Camilla Falsini, Clet, Eliseo Sonnino, Francesco Bruni, Numero Cromatico, Thomas Lange, Corn 79.

Other projects in the territory

The artist-made bottles are the front-line of a much greater, multi-location contemporary art exhibit showcasing works belonging to important collections displayed by several Chianti Classico wineries and by the “Chiantissimo” project promoted by the Municipality of San Casciano to create site-specific art within the towns involved in the event.

Art-Hosting Wineries  

Arillo in Terrabianca
Località San Fedele a Paterno – Radda in Chianti (SI) 

Badia a Coltibuono
Localitá Badia a Coltibuono – Gaiole in Chianti (SI)

Dining Hall (previously, the Monastic Refectory) with frescoes from the late 1500s, early 1600s painted by artists from the bottega of Bernardino Poccetti

Castell’in Villa
Loc, Castell’in Villa, Castelnuovo Berardenga (SI)

Multi-location contemporary art exhibition

Castello di Ama
Loc. Ama –  Gaiole in Chianti (SI)

Since 1999, outstanding contemporary artwork has been collected in the old town center and in the winery in several site-specific installations created by famous artists, such as Michelangelo Pistoletto, Daniel Buren, Kendell Geers, Anish Kapoor, Chen Zhen, Carlos Garaicoa, Nedko Solakov, Cristina Iglesias, Louise Bourgeios, Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, Pascale Marthine

Il Molino di Grace, Localitá Il Volano–Lucarelli, Greve in Chianti (FI) 

Artwork from the Frank Grace collection displayed in the Villa grounds

Botique del Palagio
Via Chiantigiana, 10 –Panzano – Greve in Chianti (FI)

Exhibition of contemporary artist Debora Antonello

Castellina in Chianti (SI)

Based on passion and collector’s love, the garden of sculptures has grown and expanded to a great collection at Nittardi. The collection today includes Artworks among the others from Friedensreich HundertwasserIgor MitorajHorst AntesMiguel BerrocalVictor RomanDietrich KlingeRaymond WaydelichGiuliano GhelliHeiner Meyer and Paul Wunderlich and a collection of over 15 lions that welcome the guests and visitors at Nittardi.

Principe Corsini – Villa Le Corti
Via San Piero di Sotto, 1 – San Casciano in Val di pesa (FI)

Rocca delle Macìe
loc. Le Macìe 45- Castellina in Chianti (SI)

“Museo Italo-Trinità” is dedicated to movie producer and winemaker Italo Zingarelli, creator in 1970 of an extraordinary “blend”, one of the most cherished duos in recent Italian film history – Bud Spencer and Terence Hill – as well as of Rocca delle Macìe, one of the most celebrated Chianti Classico labels.

Villa Calcinaia
Via Citille, 71 – Greve in Chianti (FI)