Cantina Santadi was founded in 1960 and was based on a partnership of fine local growers. From the beginning, Santadi set severe quality standards and began establishing a reputation for making phenomenal wines from native varietals. In 1976, the Santadi partners elected Antonello Pilloni as their President. Pilloni succeeded in bringing Santadi to international prominence and remains at the helm today. In the early 1980s, PIlloni called on Giacomo Tachis to consult for Santadi. The creator of Sassicaia, Tachis would become known as “the man behind Italian wine’s worldwide Renaissance,” and a true living legend. In the 1990s, Santadi made major investments, expanding the winery and the purchasing of state-of-the-art equipment. The winery would later be expanded again in the 2000s to make room for additional production and a new barrique cellar.