Perhaps one of the most glamorous of the villages in the area, Bolgheri is famous for its wine and cellars, chic restaurants and trendy shops. The characteristic cypress avenue that precedes the entrance to the village is now a heritage of the imaginary of the Tuscan landscape, also immortalized by Carducci:
I cipressi che a Bólgheri alti e schietti
Van da San Guido in duplice filar,
Quasi in corsa giganti giovinetti
Mi balzarono incontro e mi guardar
Bolgheri is known all over the world for the wines that are produced in its territory and in the immediate surroundings, thanks to a sunny microclimate and the characteristics of the soil. The vines of the area are Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Most of the wines produced there have the “Bolgheri DOC” denomination. Among these, the most famous are above all Sassicaia, Vermentino and Bolgheri Sauvignon. There is no shortage of white and rosé variants, while an honorable mention goes to Masseto, considered among the best Italian wines and at the same time one of the most expensive on the market, with an average price per bottle that exceeds 700 euros, although there is no shortage of record purchases, such as a 15-liter bottle which in 2007 sold for over $ 50,000. It is produced at the Ornellaia estate, owned by the Frescobaldi family.