1916 – 1938 | The origins

Ferruccio Lamborghini was born in Renazzo, in the province of Ferrara, on 28 April 1916. The first of five brothers, he grew up on the family farm where his father tried to pass on to him the bond with work in the fields and with the agricultural and peasant culture of the time. But Ferruccio is animated by a completely different passion, that for engines and machines.
After finishing primary school he attended the ‘Fratelli Taddia’ professional training institute, which has always been a hotbed of entrepreneurs from Cento. With the determination and tenacity that distinguished him from a very young age, he managed to get hired in Bologna by Cavalier Righi, owner of the most important workshop in the city which at that time was contracted to overhaul Army vehicles.

1939 - 1946 | Tractors for everyone

After the war, Italy was plagued by scarcity; one of these shortages concerned tractors. Sensing an opportunity, Lamborghini purchased surplus military cars and reconfigured them as tractors. In 1948, Lamborghini Trattori was founded in Pieve di Cento using Ferruccio’s zodiac, the bull, as the logo of the new company.
It was a shrewd move that led to a thriving business for the young entrepreneur, quickly making him a very wealthy man. Between the 1950s and 1960s, Lamborghini Trattori became one of the most important agricultural machinery factories.

Pure Passion & Engines

To fully understand the myth of Lamborghini cars, it is necessary to understand the territory in which they are produced. It is a piece of the Po Valley, in the shape of an ideal golden triangle with its three points in Sant’Agata, Modena and Maranello, where the most beautiful cars in the world are created. It’s a question of blood, experience and sensitivity mixed with pure passion.
Everything comes from warm blood, from this rich and fertile land, from the long roads that cross the cultivated fields. In the silence of the hot summer days these engines roar in the air like sirens and everyone turns to see what is going on. The DNA of these wonderful engines was designed on these long and straight roads, launched like arrows across the Emilian plain.

1952 - 1968 | Automobiles

These years of great turmoil and transformation gave Ferruccio the opportunity to give shape to his ancient passion for cars: at the end of 1962 he called together his collaborators and announced his intention to start building cars. He takes on Eng. as head of the granturismo project. Gian Paolo Dallara, a young man with excellent technical preparation with whom a profound professional and personal harmony is established; Also in this case Ferruccio is very clear what he wants: 12-cylinder V engine, four overhead camshafts, two valves per cylinder, six carburettors and dry sump lubrication.
Lamborghini Auto quickly transformed into one of the first Italian manufacturers of grand tourers. Its product is excellent, the quality of the cars is unanimously recognized.

1968 - 1993 | ”La Fiorita”

After the decision to separate from his companies, Ferruccio begins to look for an ideal space, far from the turmoil of the industrial world, to rediscover that connection with the land that has never abandoned him: he buys an agricultural estate on Lake Trasimeno (La Fiorita) and he moved there in 1968.
He dedicated himself to the estate and transformed it into one of the most modern agricultural companies in Europe: he leveled the land, planted some of the best quality vines and built an absolutely innovative cellar for its time. Initially Ferruccio moved to Fiorita to relax and go hunting, but in reality his entrepreneurial acumen continues to be strong: He entered the world of wine with the first harvest obtained in 1975, producing the «Sangue di Miura» wine with oenological supervision by Giorgio Grai, one of the best winemakers of the time. Here Ferruccio lived the last years of his life; he died in 1993, surrounded by friends and acquaintances.

1993 - 2015 | Patrizia Lamborghini

In the mid-90s Patrizia Lamborghini, the daughter, succeeded in managing the company, continuing and even strengthening that ambition to produce quality wines that her father had in the past. Since then most of the vineyards have been replanted favoring Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Grechetto.

Since 2015 | Tenuta Lamborghini S.R.L.

Since 2015, the property has been sold to a Milanese company made up of members of the Tschang family, which is carrying forward the renovation and excellence project started by Ferruccio Lamborghini. The new vineyards cover a total area of ​​30 hectares but the future plans of the current ownership include the replanting of the entire vineyard surface.

The extreme search for quality and the desire to highlight the characteristics of the territory have allowed the beginning of a dramatic improvement both in terms of the management of the vineyards and the conduct of winemaking under the supervision of Riccardo Cotarella for over 20 years. The result of these efforts has produced modern wines of the highest caliber.


It happens at the beginning of the fifties
therefore the transition from craftsman to
Lamborghini tractors, the name of, is born
Ferruccio becomes famous in the world.


Once again Ferruccio succeeded
in the business: Lamborghini Auto yes
quickly transformed into one of the
first Italian industries producing 
Gran Turismo.


After the decision to separate from his parents
companies, moves to the estate
agricultural on Lake Trasimeno (La Fiorita).
He dedicates himself to the estate and turns it into one
of the most modern agricultural companies
of Europe