Only one of the major players in the Super-Tuscan movement was born in this tiny town: Eugenio Campolmi of Le Macchiole. Eugenio started the winery in 1983, using the experience he'd gained from working with the vines his father had grown to make the wine for his own restaurant. It was a leap of faith because there weren't that many people making a success of wine in Bolgheri--just Sassicaia, Antinori and Grattamacco. Le Macchiole struggled to find its identity until this native son realized that the best way to make his wine and his mark was to craft mono-varietal expressions. Since Eugenio's passing more than a decade ago, Le Macchiole rests in the hands of his wife, Cinzia Merli, a woman who understands her grapes as her children. The estate works devotedly in the vineyards to make wines whose singular voices speak eloquently of the relationship between the vine, the earth, and the uniqueness of Bolgheri.