The Proud Winegrowers at Villa Bardini

Edoardo Delille’s photos with Consorzio Vino Chianti

Helen Farrell
December 15, 2017 - 15:23

Until January 31, 2018, Villa Bardini is hosting the faces of Tuscany’s winemaking scene in The Proud Winegrowers exhibition. Showing 25 portraits by internationally renowned Tuscan photographer Edoardo Delille, the show lands in Florence after being seen by more than a million flyers at Munich’s Franz Josef Strauss International Airport.





Organized in collaboration with Consorzio Vino Chianti, Air Dolomiti flight company and international photography festival Cortona On the Move, the exhibition hones in on the owners and workers of Chianti’s wineries, men and women who work every day in the wine world.  



“This is a wonderful opportunity for us to talk about the people behind a product that has become famous all over the world,” explained Giovanni Busi, president of Consorzio Vino Chianti. “Our wine represents a centuries-old tradition and history, and it’s important to convey this through photography in a place as rich in art and history like Villa Bardini. The Consortium has done a good job in recent years. Unfortunately, 2017 was a good year in terms of quality, but was lacking in quantity and this will cause difficulties for our producers in 2018. But it is my hope that these are only the first few years in another 90 years of top results.”





On December 15, the show opened its doors at Villa Bardini marking the 90th anniversary of Consorzio Vino Chianti and was attended by Jacopo Speranza, president of the Fondazione Parchi Monumentali Bardini Peyron Monumental Parks Foundation; Donatella Carmi, vice president of Fondazione CR Firenze; Francesca Montessori, sales manager Air Dolomiti; Antonio Carloni, executive director of Cortona On The Movie; Paola Concia, city councillor for tourism; Marco Remaschi, Tuscan councillor for agriculture; and Eugenio Giani, president of the Tuscan council.



The Proud Winegrowers

Villa Bardini, costa S. Giorgio 2, Florence

Open from Tuesday to Sunday, 10am-7pm, tickets 8 euro (6 euro concessions). Tickets also include the Lloyd exhibition and the Bardini Gardens.


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