The Ryder Cup has announced that Italian wine producer Marchesi Antinori has is to become the official wine supplier for the 2023 tournament.
Taking place at Marco Simone Golf and Country Club in Rome, the Ryder Cup selected the franchise after a six-month process, with the wines of choice at the event being Villa Antinori Rosso Toscana IGT and Villa Antinori Bianco Toscana IGT.
Guy Kinnings, Ryder Cup Director and Deputy CEO of the European Tour group, commented: “As the historic Ryder Cup visits Italy for the first time in 2023, it is only fitting that we chose a historic Italian winemaker to be our official supplier.
“With a busy schedule of sponsorship and media engagements over the next two years, and a tournament that will see hundreds of thousands of fans descending on Marco Simone, we know that with Marchesi Antinori by our side our guests will have an unparalleled wine drinking experience.”
The company, which has been producing wine in Tuscany since 1385, will also provide the wines of choice at the range of sponsorship functions and ceremonial events that take place in the build up to golf’s team contest between Team Europe and Team USA.
Speaking about the partnership Piero Antinori, Honorary President of Marchesi Antinori, added: “Being a golfer myself, it’s a source of great pride for me and my family to partner with the Ryder Cup for this very important sporting event.
“Being chosen to accompany the Ryder Cup along this journey with Villa Antinori, our most historical wine and a symbol of Tuscany and quality, perfectly pairs with the great history and significance of this event. Created just one year apart, both Villa Antinori and the Ryder Cup have been sharing the same values and excellence for almost 100 years.”
The sponsorship, signed by the European Tour, following an agreement with gin brand Old Tom Gin 1821, which was named as an official supplier and licensee of the Ryder Cup earlier this year.