The Decanter Power List 2013
37 Piero Antinori (35)
President, Marchesi Antinori, 74
Antinori is one of the oldest wine families in the world, making wine continuously since 1385. Piero Antinori and his father and grandfather before him have constantly experimented with grape varieties and vinification methods, ushering in the SuperTuscan revolution with Tignanello in 1971. He presides over a vibrant international group which includes joint ventures with his brother Lodovico in New Zealand and Washington State’s Ste Michelle. As an ambassador for Italian wine, Antinori – who is preparing to hand over control to his three daughters – remains unrivalled.