These wines are crafted by Marchesi Antinori at their winery in Cortona in Tuscany, under the Santa Cristina brand. The winery was built in 2006 but the Santa Cristina name has been in operation since 1946. They named the winery after their historic Santa Cristina red wine, which they have produced for over 70 years, and is one of their flagship wines. The Antinori family have been involved in wine production in the area for centuries, with Rinuccio de Antinori documented as making wine in 1180. But their wine story really began in 1385 when Giovanni di Piero Antinori became a member of the Winemakers Guild in Florence. Now, 26 generations later, it is run by three Antinori sisters: Albeira, Alegra and Alessia, and they are one of Italy’s leading, and most respected producers. Tuscany's regions are varied, changing with altitude, and the proximity of the sea and mountain ranges. Soils are also myriad and the Santa Cristina range reflects all these diversities in the wines, to express Tuscany's typicity, and rich geographical and climatic differences with native and international grape varieties. This is a modern approachable range of award-winning, Tuscan classics with a contemporary twist. Wines from neighboring Umbria are also included in the portfolio. Santa Cristina wines carry the hallmark of the Antinori name, and are very-well priced.