Ferruccio Lamborghini was an Italian industrialist.
In 1963, he created Automobili Lamborghini, a maker of high-end sports cars in Sant'Agata Bolognese.
He went to build the very first super car in the world.
Born to grape farmers in Renazzo, his mechanical know-how led him to enter the business of tractor manufacturing in 1948, which quickly became an important manufacturer of agricultural equipment in the midst of Italy's post-WWII economic boom.
Lamborghini sold off many of his interests by the late 1970s and retired to an estate in Umbria, where he pursued winemaking.
The Lamborghini Winery
The total area is 100 hectares divided between a 9 holes golf course, an agriturismo and 32 hectares of vineyards.
Ferruccio Lamborghini started to plant different grape varieties both red and white; beyond the traditional Sangiovese and Ciliegiolo the choice went also to Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, unusual varieties at that early stage.
In the middle of the 90’s Patrizia Lamborghini (daughter) succeeded in the management of the estate pursuing, and even strengthening that ambition of making quality luxury wines that her father had in the past.