The Ornellaia estate was first the creation of Ludovico Antinori. His desire to set his own standards apart from the family firm had led him to the Tuscan Coast at Bolgheri, adjacent to his cousin Nicolo Incia's Tenuta San Guido of Sassicaia. The combination of soil and man made this one of the pre-eminent modern wineries of Italian fine wine. The turn of the century saw the estate move into the owenrship of that oter Tuscan royal wine family, Frescobaldi, following a short period of joint ownership with Calfornia's Mondavi. The Bordeaux influenced wines of the estate are icons of International Styled Italian wine.