Italy produces the greatest variety of wine in the world. Over 540 grapes used to make wine in this wine and food-centric nation have been genetically identified and an equivalent number are believed to exist, but have yet to be identified. Wine should have a sense of place. It should tell a story of where it is from. Wine and food get their context from the people, place, culture and history of its home. There is no wine producing nation in the world that represents this better than Italy. So we’ve invited over 40 Italian wineries to Edmonton to share their stories, their history and their native grapes.
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High quality and a warm welcome: this is the philosophy of Borgo Stajnbech, a small but dynamic family company located at the border between Veneto and Friuli. The company is focused on reaching the best quality levels, rather than on quantity. For this reason, its wines are followed with extreme care from the vine to the bottle. The motto “Cultivating Harmonies” stands for its owners desire to put a lively experience into a glass and to establish a genuine relationship with their friends (because who comes in visit to the winery is never just a client!).
Cantina del Pino
Cantina del Pino is a small estate of seven hectares (17.3 acres) located in the Ovello area of the town of Barbaresco. The name Cantina del Pino is a tribute to the 130-years- old pine tree that stands next to the winery, planted by the illustrious Domizio Cavazza, previous owner of the estate. The estate is owned by the Vacca family since four generations.
The family vineyards are concentrated around the Ovello hill, a site known for its combination of cooler microclimate and poor soils (limestone with sandy veins and a high calcium content) which give structured, age-worthy Barbarescos. Cantina del Pino’s vineyards are family managed utilizing no chemical fertilization, pesticides nor herbicides, with hands on management and production control.
Renato Vacca and his father Adriano operate the winery together. Adriano was one of the founding members of the cooperative Produttori del Barbaresco and for many years the family sold its grapes to the cooperative. In 1997, after completing winemaking school and five years of working experience at the cooperative, Renato and Adriano decided to leave the cooperative and strike out on their own.
Cantina del Pino has been vinifying its own grapes ever since. The winery produces a deeply fruity Dolcetto, a robust, full-bodied Barbera that is aged 14 months in oak and three elegant Barbarescos. The Barbaresco Classico, Barbaresco Ovello and Barbaresco Albesani are aged in oak for two years and then one / two years in the bottle. Langhe Nebbiolo is another intriguing expression of the nebbiolo grape, fruit driven and a more appreciable and perfect introduction to the more tannic and complex Barbarescos.
Cantine Madonna delle Grazie
Cantine Madonna delle Grazie is a family run wine-growing and wine-producing reality.
The vineyards, planted with the indegenous grape variety Aglianico, grown in the volcanic soil of Mt. Vulture, an ancient extinct volcano. This unique “terroir” allows us to produce wines characterized by a great refinement, complexity and equilibrium, that derive from the origin places of grapes and which is provided with a good attitude of during a long time.
Our vineyards are farmed orgnically and in order to respect the identity of the aglianico grape we pursue a policy of minimal intervention in the winemaking process based on the vintage, on the pedoclimatic context and on the enological features of grapes.
Each of our wines represents a proud tribute to our work, to our history and our territory.
Capezzana is one of the oldest winery in Tuscany and in Italy as mentioned in a documents dated 804. Contini Bonacossi family owned Capezzana for almost 100 year; today the fourth generation; Vittorio, Benedetta, Beatrice e Filippo are running the estate, the Fifth generations Serena and Gaddo are involved too.
The estate is 650ha, 90 are vineyards and 140 are olive trees. It is an organic farming since 2010 with 2015 first certified vintage. The wine area is called Carmignano, one of the 4 oldest DOC in Tuscany (1716-2016); the smallest DOCG in Tuscany but the only one with a blended Sangiovese and Cabernet (minimum 10%; maximum 20%).
Casale Li Monaci
Our winery is located in Calabria, for which the ancient Greeks had a name ENOTRIA, “the land of wine”, the specific area was for the southern part of Italy. With its sunny rugged and rich mountainous terrain, surrounded by sea, it is home to dozens of varieties of precious vines creating some of Italy’s noble wines.
Castello Di Magione
Castello di Magione is a magnificent medieval castle originally built as a hostel for pilgrims travelling to Rome in the XII century. Wine production here began in the Middle Ages, and remained an important influence throughout the history of viticulture worldwide. Its vineyards nestle into the hills that encircle Lake Trasimeno in Umbria, where abundant sunshine and perfect exposure ensure delicious grapes. (Total property: 530 hectares, 32 under vine). Commenda Meniconi Bracceschi di Brufa di Torgiano is located in the DOC Torgiano zone, and produces its excellent Sangiovese grapes for the Castello di Magione label. (Total property: 125 hectares, 12 under vine)
The finest things in life are not always apparent and so it is with the Castello Romitorio winery which takes its name from the massive twelfth-century fortress that sits atop an imposing hill surrounded by a thick oak forest in North-western Montalcino. Its name suggests that the edifice has served multiple uses throughout its history including that of a fortress, as well as probably too, a Monastery, and being so remotely placed, as to seemingly blend into time and space. Abandoned in the 1950’s, its rebirth as a winery occurred in 1984 when Artist Sandro Chia acquired the estate.
CIABOT BERTON is a family owned winery in La Morra, Piedmont, located at the heart of the Barolo Production Area.Our tradition as wine growers traces its roots back to the end of 19th century, in 1876 when our family purchased the first vineyard.
Since then we have been carrying on tending vines and crafting Barolo with the same passion, always trying to highlight the elegance and the richness resulting from the La Morra village terroir. The total surface area of vineyards covers around 12 hectares, of which 8 are planted with Nebbiolo grapes for Barolo.
We strongly believe that Winemaking starts in the vineyards, so we strive to manage the quality and flavour of the grapes so that they exhibit all the complexities we are looking for. Doing this, in the cellar we can carry out the simplest and most natural vinification and ageing processes.
As a result, we are able to produce wines that are customized according with the features each single vineyard has.
Col d’Orcia is one of Montalcino’s most historic wineries.
The estate’s modern-day lineage dates back to the year 1890, when records show the Franceschi family of Florence purchased the property, then known as Fattoria di Sant’Angelo in Colle. In 1933, Fattoria di Sant’Angelo in Colle presented its Brunello at the Wine Exhibition of Siena, one of the first trade shows in Italy, decades before environment. For a wine to be a true expression of the land, the grapes must be of the highest quality standard. Brunello would become a prized, world-class wine. Brothers Leopoldo and Stefano Franceschi inherited the property and subsequently divided their holdings in 1958. The terms of the separation prohibited the brothers from using the existing Fattoria di Sant’Angelo in Colle name. Stefano Franceschi named his farm Col d’Orcia (hill above the river Orcia). With no heirs, he decided to sell his property to the Cinzano family of Piedmont in 1973. The Cinzano family has been active in the wine and spirits business for many generations.
They used their extensive sales network to distribute the early vintages of Col d’Orcia, contributing to the fame and recognition of Brunello on the world markets. Under the leadership of Count Alberto Marone Cinzano, plantings reached 70 hectares by the early 1980s. In 1992, Marone Cinzano’s son Francesco took over and continued to increase plantings to the current level of 140 hectares, of which 108 are Brunello-designated vineyards, making Col d’Orcia the third largest owner of Brunello vineyards. Since August 27, 2010 the whole estate including vineyards, olive groves, other fields and even the gardens are farmed following exclusively organic agricultural practices. With this certification, Col d’Orcia will become the largest organic wine producing estate in the whole of Tuscany.
We are very proud of this achievement and consider Col d’Orcia “an organic island” in Montalcino.
Collazzi is a property of the Marchi brothers, Carlo and Bona: almost 400 hectares, located in the township of Impruneta, 7 km from Florence (Tuscany). During the last decade the Marchi brothers have invested heavily in the development of Collazzi’s farming business, renewing the
vineyards and restructuring the cellar, with the goal to produce excellent wines.
At Collazzi the microclimate is normally warmer and drier than the surrounding area. A portion of the estate lies in a natural amphitheater, with a perfect south-westerly exposure. The high amount of sun light and the high daily temperatures allow a prolonged, complete ripening of the farming products, consistently each year. Wine is grown on 25 hectares, while the specialized cultivation of 120 hectares of olive trees produces a precious extra virgin olive oil. Collazzi is also dedicated to the raising of bees, which yields a small quantity of organic honey.
Colli Del Soligo
The Colli del Soligo winery was established in 1957 by a group of winegrowers who shared a passion for Prosecco and for their area.
The winery is located halfway along the “white wine road” from Conegliano to Valdobbiadene, at the foot of the magnificent steep volcanic hillsides that soar straight up to an elevation of 300-400 metres above sea level, yet are only 50 km from the splendours of Venice.
The winery only took a few years to develop and the founders were soon joined by more members: today there are 630, who together produce an annual average of 15.000 tons of grapes. 85% of these grapes are of the Glera varietal (known as Prosecco), while the rest is Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet, Pinot Noir and Raboso. About 60% of total production is bottled: the rest is sold gross to cater for the demand of bottling works in the area of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene. The Colli del Soligo winery’s achievements are the result of the passion and collaborative spirit that has been driving our members ever since 1957: this is the true heritage of our winery.
The entire production cycle is monitored at all times by the winery’s several oenologists and technicians, co-ordinated by the Director, who ensures that the quality standards of the wine most, the table wines and the sparkling wines are maintained. The winery is equipped with a modern bottling line that turns out 10 millions bottles every year: 60% of them are exported.
Donnafugata was founded in Sicily by an enterprising family with 160 years’ experience in premium wines. Giacomo Rallo and wife Gabriella, daughter José and son Antonio are engaged in an entrepreneurial project with a focus on attention to detail and synchronizing people and nature to make wines that correspond increasingly more to the potential of this area.
Marsala in 1983 and at its Contessa Entellina vineyards in the heart of western Sicily. In 1989, Donnafugata arrived on the island of Pantelleria, commencing its production of naturally sweet wines.
Fattoria Casalbosco located in Santomato produces Chianti wine and IGT since 1960 , well known on the Italian territory from just a few years known throughout the world thanks to the quality of your products , now synonymous of excellence Tuscan. Dorato, Chianti, Chianti Riserva, Fuor Civitas, Orchidea and Vinsanto, are sophisticate wines characterized by unique label that evoke the lines of the Tuscan Romanesque churches , enclose within Tradition and passion for this land, to every Member Company. Quality, image and professionalism are the key of our success.
Fattoria di Magliano
Fattoria di Magliano is a young vineyard covering 97 hectares in the heart of the Maremma region , set up in 1996 by Agostino Lenci, who decided to follow his dream of becoming a wine grower, choosing this part of Tuscany because he was fascinated by a countryside that in its centuries old traditions, sees the work of man safeguarding a balance in a nature both wild and reserved. Our vineyards are situated in a hilly countryside which from about a height of roughly 300m a.s.l. descends gently towards the Tyrrhenian Sea. From 2016 vintage all our wines are organic certified.
The Vajra family has farmed Bricco delle Viole, the highest cru in Comune di Barolo, since the 1880s. High elevation vineyards are a unique factor to the Vajra wines, for their ability to express finesse and remarkable complexity over power.
Attention to details and humility towards the nature, uncompromised efforts and humanity: so are Aldo and Milena, now joined by their energetic children Giuseppe, Francesca and Isidoro.
Invest in the land & wait patiently, a motto of Genagricola. This idea, with a devotion to authenticity (selecting areas of oenological relevance) are common threads among all Genagricola’s 8 Wine Estates. Add to that high quality technology & Italy’s top wine consultant, Riccardo Cotarella, resulting in the production of delicious, award-winning, regionally authentic wines. Genagricola owns 900 ha of vineyards (2224 acres),cultivating grapes which are vinified solely in proprietary cellars, situated within various regions.
These are the wine estates Genagricola: Bricco dei Guazzi (Piedmont), Borgo Magredo, Poggiobello & Torre Rosazza (Friuli) ; Gregorina (Emilia Romagna); Tenuta Sant’Anna & V8+ (Veneto); Solonio (Lazio).
Giusti Wine was founded in 2004 and today it can count 75 hectars of vineyards, divided in 9 estates between Montello DOCG and the Valpolicella classical area. Along side Prosecco DOCG and DOC there are great red wines: Amarone DOCG and Ripasso DOC, and also important bordolese cuts and an indigenous wine, such as Recantina.
The Antinori family has been involved in the production of wine for over six centuries, ever since, in 1385, Giovanni di Piero Antinori entered as a member, the “Arte Fiorentina”, the Winemakers’ Guild of the city of Florence. During this entire long period, thorough twenty six generations, the family has always directly managed this work with courageous and, at times, innovative decisions, but always maintaining, unaltered, a fundamental respect for tradition and for the territory in which they have operated.
Marchesi di Barolo
The magical history of Marchesi di Barolo began in 1807 with the love story between the Marquis of Barolo, Carlo Tancredi Falletti and a French noblewoman, Juliette Colbert di Maulévrier. After the death of Marquise Giulia Colbert in 1864, the line of the Falletti family came to an end, with the legacy living on through their charitable foundation: Opera Pia Barolo. In 1895, Pietro Abbona began working in the family’s wine cellars in Barolo. Thanks to his strong dedication to the work, in 1929 he bought the Agency of Holdings of Opera Pia Barolo. At present, Marchesi di Barolo remains a family business: Anna and Ernesto Abbona, already the 5th generation, are personally committed to the winery’s business activities along with their children Valentina e Davide.
Marotti Campi is a family owned estate with 56 hectares of vineyards in Morro d’Alba (Marche Region) on the hills facing the Adriatic Sea. Our wines are 100% made from estate grown grapes to guarantee a truthful expression of this terroir. The style of our wines is aimed to show the real character of these unique indigenous varietals Lacrima di Morro d’Alba and Verdicchio more than to “chase the fashion of the moment”.
Medici Ermete & Figli
The Medici Ermete Cellars have been established for more than a century and are situated in the best growing area of the Lambrusco. The Medici Family has always been dedicated to get the best out of their wine.
During decades they have managed to build up and constantly develop a real “heritage” of knowledge and skills, which have always been jealously guarded and improved, and their love and commitment to this wine has been handed down from generation to generation.
Monte Delle Vigne
Monte delle Vigne, 60 hectares of vineyards merged with the harmonious landscape of the gentle hills around Parma, up to 300 mt high for the production of fine quality wines.
The ancient Francigena Road, which in the medieval time led the pilgrims from Canterbury to Rome, divides the grapes exposed to east, Malvasie and Sauvignon, and the reds exposed to west, Barbere and Bonarde. In the center of the vineyard the Merlot, the Chardonnay and the distinctive Lambrusco and with them the new winery, hypogean, with a gravity pressing system, perfectly merged with the surrounding landscape and designed to get the best qualitative result from what Nature is offering us. Our wines, made by a particular combination of the local tradition (sparkling wines) together with an innovation carried on in the years with passion, patience and know-how (still wines), have now become well known around the world in the ho.re.ca. channel for their quality and for the strong link with their origins, as pure expression of an exclusive and unique terroir.
Alberto Paltrinieri called “Paltro” has always wanted to maintain the tradition of his grandfather Achille.
Today, with his wife Barbara and, with the precious help of oenologists Attilio Pagli and Leonardo Conti, he care for and produces vintage harvested from 15 hectares of vineyards situated near the town of Sorbara in an area long-known as Il Cristo. This area consists of a narrow strip of land extending between the Rivers Secchia and Panaro, which embrace the province of Modena. Paltrinieri’s wines, along with those made by other outstanding producers, represent the avant-garde of this wine now enjoyed world-wide – wines that have impressed traditional consumers and aroused enthusiasm in critics and gourmets.
Planeta winery was founded in 1995 on the shore of lake Arancio between Sambuca di Sicilia and Menfi in the province of Agrigento. Today, they now own six wineries, 370 hectares of vineyards where they cultivate the most interesting and classical Sicilian, national and international varieties.
La Segreta Red and White , Alastro, the cru’s Cometa, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Santa Cecilia are testament to the rebirth of Sicilian winemaking.
Produttori del Barbaresco
The Produttori del Barbaresco, founded in 1958, now has 54 members and controls more than 100 hectares (250 acres) of premium Nebbiolo vineyards in the Barbaresco Wine Appellation.
Each family is in full control of its land, growing Nebbiolo grapes with centuries old skill and dedication. The winery produces a Barbaresco D.O.C.G. and a simpler Nebbiolo Langhe D.O.C. suited for earlier consumption and mainly produced from young vineyards grapes. In great vintages, nine single-vineyards Barbaresco are produced from nine premium, historical sites in within the Barbaresco village boundaries: Asili, Montefico, Montestefano, Muncagota, Ovello, Pajè, Pora, Rabajà and Rio Sordo.
A Heritage of Excellence since 1559 Steeped in history, Rocca Bernarda has long been a point of reference in Friulan enology. One of the first wine estates dating back to 1559, and considered one of the finest in Friuli. Situated in the superb location of “Rocca Bernarda”, from which it takes its name, it enjoys a unique microclimate and boasts spectacular terraced vineyards protected by the Julian Alps. The soil, “ponca”, formed over 40 million years ago, is a mixture of sand stone and marl that yields complex wines which reflect the region’s character with an unmistakable minerality. Rocca Bernarda has contributed greatly to the awareness of and appreciation of its native grapes, particularly the rare Picolit grape, (considered Italy’s Sauternes) revitalized by the illustrious Perusini family who owned the estate. (Total property: 260 ha Vineyards: 38)
Ronco del Gelso
By general agreement, Giorgio Badin is one of the most thoroughly informed and professionally prepared producers of his generation. The family has owned and worked vineyards in the plains to the south of Cormons in the nord-east Italy for a significant period of time, and the property, with 25 hectares of vineyard land, is not a small one. Bottled wine began in the early 1970’s, but it was Giorgio Badin, after studies in agronomy, who changed the course of the family winery, impressing his own ideas and working philosophy, the knowledge he had acquired. Particularly expert in questions of ampeleography and clonal selections, he also pioneered the use of hyperoxidation during the fermenting process in the zone, achieving in this way wines which were both extremely pleasurable when first released and with en elevated aging capacity as well. Badin’s knowledge of vine genetics and physiology has stood him in good stead, as his family estate, like most others in Friuli, cultivates a very large number of different grape varietes. The Isonzo appellation, where ronco del Gelso is located, is particularly known for Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay and Sauvignon and these are strongly characterized wines in the overall line-up of the estate. But fine Friulano, Malvasia, Pinot Bianco and Riesling are produced as well, and are joined by an interesting, well-conceived blend of Friulano, Pinot Bianco, Riesling and Traminer called “Latimis”. Red grapes are also of particularly interest to Giorgio Badin. Two, and both convincing, are offered: a fresh Cabernet for young drinking and e riper, fuller, and more important blend of Merlot and Pignolocalled “Sintesi dei Capitoli”.
The Ruggeri winery, which was established in 1950 by Giustino Bisol, was originally housed in small premises in the village of Santo Stefano di Valdobbiadene. After a temporary move to a larger site in the centre of the village, in the early Nineties it was relocated to new, larger and more rational premises which can receive and process almost 3,000 tons of grapes which are brought there every harvest.
The Prosecco Superiore DOCG grapes are usually delivered by over a hundred vine-growers. Nearly all of them have their vineyards in the municipality of Valdobbiadene, while 25 also grow Cartizze grapes. It should be noted that many of the superior vineyards lie in the historic districts of S.Pietro di Barbozza. Santo Stefano and Saccol, which have always been renowned for producing the best in terms of quality. Ruggeri owns a small vineyard of Cartizze and 20 hectares on the nearby Montello, 12 of them are cultivated with Pinot Grigio and Glera (traditionally called Prosecco). About 1 hectare is dedicated to the growing of Recantina, an ancient and authochtonous red grape variety which was recovered thanks to the hard work of cooperation with the Istituto Sperimentale Per la Viticoltura di Conegliano (School of Viticulture of Conegliano).
The Ruggeri winery is well equipped to cope with the considerable harvest; it has two fully independent lines for receiving the grapes and 5 ‘soft’ presses, thereby ensuring separation of the various vineyard harvests also at the busiest times.
For about 20 years, annual production has been around the one million bottle mark, 60% of which is distributed in Italy and the rest to 35 countries worldwide.
Santa Maria La Palma
Our history stretches way back, to when time was marked by the passing of the seasons, and the farmworkers of the countryside of Alghero had nothing to rely on but the soil and their own ingenuity.
It is a story that speaks of the ability to trust one another, and of the desire to build something great, without forgetting how much beauty and how much value are hidden away in what surrounds us: endless plains facing out to sea, sheltered by a cove between the Gulf of Alghero and the Bay of Porto Conte. These are fortunate lands, caressed by the wind and kissed by the sun. It is a story that speaks of the precious lessons learned through daily toil. This story, our story, starts very long ago and lasts all the way to today.
It all began in 1946, in the Nurra area, which had been reclaimed and given to the farmworkers following the Agrarian Reform that was implemented in Sardinia in the immediate post-war period. The locals were blessed with skilled, courageous hands that had the capacity to capture the soul of a part of the island that seems to have been designed for winemaking. And so, in 1959, one hundred of them decided to enter into a co-operative and to found the Cantina Santa Maria la Palma (Santa Maria la Palma Winery).
Today, past and future are being combined seamlessly through the new technologies deployed in every project put together by the Winery, which can leverage a tradition that has always married innovation to love for the local soil.
700 hectares of land on the estate are under vine, giving rise to a wealth of highly nuanced Sardinian wines, all made with the same passion and dedication as always, while also taking advantage of everything that state-of-the-art technology has to offer.
The dedication to quality is the thread that runs throughout our history: selecting methods and techniques to produce the finest grapes, enhancing and protecting the soil – all with a view to exceeding our consumers’ expectations and to being worthy inheritors of this noble tradition that we are carrying forward.
The history of is about a family that for the past eight generations has dedicated their life to their passion for nature. Tasca d’Almerita runs five Estates, a mosaic of microclimates and territories, with a heritage of over 40 local varieties Regaleali Estate, the heart of the company with over 1,250 acres surrounded by the fertile hills in the center of Sicily, in the DOC Contea di Sclafani region.
Tascante Estate, three vineyards surrounded by chestnut groves at the foot of the volcano, in the heart of the DOC Etna region. Capofaro Estate, hospitality surrounded by the Malvasia vineyards Sallier de La Tour Estate prinicipi di Camporeale, is in the DOC Monreale region specialized in the cultivation of Syrah.
Whitaker Estate in Mozia, the Phoenician museum island in the province of Trapani, owned by the Whitaker Foundation, is where Tasca d’Almerita produces the Grillo wine variety in a unique ecosystem.
Tenuta Di Sesta
In 1850 the property passed to the brothers Felice and Giovanni Ciacci of Castelnuovo dell’Abate; who further expanded the estate by buying the surrounding property from the Grassi family also from Montalcino.
In 1966, when Brunello achieved its DOC status, Giuseppe Ciacci, the father of the current owner Giovanni, produced the first bottles of Brunello from the cellars of Tenuta Di Sesta. At that time there were only twelve bottlers and for this reason Tenuta Di Sesta is considered one of the historic vintners of Montalcino.
Since 1995, after various divisions of the patrimony, the trademark “Tenuta Di Sesta” and the estate itself now belongs to Giovanni Ciacci. Tenuta di Sesta is a family business and the estate is settled among the historical wineries of Montalcino with a wine making process that follows the traditional style that goes back over fourty years.
This winery is located in an area south of Montalcino, between S. Angelo in Colle and Castelnuovo dell’ Abate. It is 3 kilometres from the most beautiful of Tuscany’s Romanesque abbeys of Sant’ Antimo and is positioned on a slope that is orientated towards the south and degrades from 400 metres above sea level to 200 metres above sea level. The vineyards are protected from the cold northern winds and benefit from the warm winds coming off the Tyrrhenian coast. To the south the Orcia River that also draws its boundary, laps the estate with its cool waters. Because of this enchanting position Sesta, according to the most informed observers of Montalcino, benefits from one of the most privileged areas the town has to offer.
Currently the estate spread about 200 hectares; 29 hectares are producing vineyards of which 13.5 hectares are registered DOCG for the production of Brunello of Montalcino. The remaining land is principally used for cultivation of olives (40 hectares) and for seeding (45 hectares). The vineyards are of Sangiovese Grosso grapes (commonly known in the area as “Brunello”) and from these vines the Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino are obtained. The vineyards of Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Canaiolo produce grapes that are destined for the realization of the Red IGT Super Tuscan wine.
Respecting Tuscan winemaking traditions and the ‘terroir’, the winery is able to bring out Sangiovese grapes its fir and elegant character which result in first- class wines. The respect for the ‘Terroir’ of this area is one of the principal objectives of the winery. The philosophy of Tenuta di Sesta is to produce wines that faithfully respect its typicality; wines that express the intensity, the elegance and the decisive character of the vine that rules supreme over this land: the Sangiovese.
Tenuta Sette Ponti
The winery is located in the heart of Chianti, between Arezzo and Florence and it takes its name from the seven bridges linking the banks of the Arno River between those two historical cities. The estate was acquired by the Moretti Cuseri family in the ‘ 50s directly by the princesses Margaret and Maria Christina of Savoy and it still enjoys the excellent grapes of the “Vineyard of the Empire”, planted by His Royal Highness Duke Amedeo d’Aosta in 1935 to celebrate the conquest of Abyssinia. Fiftyfive acres planted to Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, which maintain the typicalness of the territory and reflect its characteristics to produce wines of high quality and elegance.
Tenute Barzan’s new vineyards located in the Montello and Valdobbiadene area are in the most suitable climate for vine growing and their advanced new technology in the cellar process denotes their sensitivity to a high quality product.They devote all their passion, their expertise and their proficiency to the art of wine making while always respecting the traditions where antique taste and modern know-how are melted.
Tenute Barzan harks back to the classic flavors of wine, taking care of the vines and working with the same concerns that were traditionally used in order to produce excellent wines, both white and red, and an outstanding Prosecco Spumante.
Tenute Barzan production is appropriate for every occasion, for the lovers of fine wines, for wine bars and for high quality dining. Tenute barzan winery is synonymous with genuineness, authenticity, freshness of flavour and simplicity. In Selva del Montello and Valdobbiadene, in the province of Treviso, this winery is run by the his wife and children of Giorgio Barzan who deal with all phases of the wine production. Thanks to a strong family tradition and a specialized technical training they guarantee a high quality product so that the harvest can express its characteristics at its best.
Tenute Silvio Nardi
Since 1950, Tenute Silvio Nardi have been working passionately on the production of prestigious and unique wines. Our aim, both in vineyards and cellar, is to obtain flavor and quality in the wines produced with Sangiovese of our two estates in Montalcino. Tenute Silvio Nardi draw their inspiration from the tradition, taking advantage of the research, always trying to keep intact their farm characteristics.
“I want our wines to express the essence of every vineyard in that unique area of Tuscany known as Montalcino” . This is Tenute Silvio Nardi’s mission explained by Emilia Nardi.
The finesse and identity that Sangiovese grosso expresses in each vineyard of the two estates, so different in their soils and climates, are undeniable. Manachiara, exposed to the east where sun rises, offers full bodied and powerful wines. Casale del Bosco, in the west side where sun goes down, offers elegant and complex wines.
The story of Agricola Tiberio rings more like a new world tale than one from the old world of the ancient lands beneath the Majella and Gran Sasso mountains in Abruzzo. Tiberio works with massal selections from their oldest vines in order to have much deeper, more complex, and better wines.
Tiberio makes wines that clearly speak of the varieties and the land they come from. Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri for their Pecorino, an extremely hot and much loved white wine. Decanter magazine has named Tiberio “one of Italy’s Rising Stars” estates. Vinous have confirmed Agricola Tiberio’s stature as one of Italy’s finest wine producers.
Torre Dei Beati
Our family-run estate is located on the hills of Loreto Aprutino, 20 km from the coast and just under the Apennines’ highest mountain Gran Sasso. In a local fresco in town, representing the judgment day, the “torre dei beati” (tower of the blessed) is the goal the souls tend to reach after hard proofs. This simile wants to mean the hard selection our grapes have to overcome to become our wines. We are certified organic since 1999, and we only grow traditional grapes of the region, Montepulciano, Pecorino and Trebbiano. All our bottles come from our own-cultivated 20 hectares vineyard.
Since the beginning of its history, in the late 50’s, Umani Ronchi has distinguished itself as a great interpreter of fine wines from the eastern part of central Italy.
Nowadays the brand is appreciated throughout the world for its excellent price-quality ratio and for its leading role on the wine scenery owned by Bernetti family, the winery counts on two different vinification facilities; the land in its ownership planted with vines covers 230 hectares, spread over the most suitable production areas of Marche and Abruzzo regions. Verdicchio, Rosso Conero and Montepulciano d’Abruzzo are the appellations we are mainly focused in.
Villa Giustiniani has its vineyards in the heart of the spectacular Montello hills, in the D.O.C.G. production zone of Colli Asolani in the Veneto. The wines are characterized by a signature minerality that reflects the deep, stony, glacial-era morainic subsoils typical of the area. Vineyards enjoy a prevalent southwestern exposure, and are ideally situated on a hillside near the Treviso plain where it is crossed by the Piave River. Grapes are raised using the double-arched cane system and are harvested in late September. The Beato Gerardo estate produces its prosecco for the ‘Villa Giustiniani’ label. (Total property: 260 hectares, 21 under vine)
Vinicola Tombacco Srl
Based in a rural town in the heart of the Triveneto DOC and IGT wine areas, Tombacco srl was founded in 1909 by Cristian’s great grandfather: with more than one hundred years of experience in wine making, the company has transformed itself into one of the big producers and sellers on both Italian and foreign markets. Our strategy: combining wines from the tradition with an easy to drink style, being flexible to client’s requirements, always updating our portfolio, combining quality wines with an affordable price.
Vite Colte is the vine grower’s skill.
At Vite Colte’s project take part 180 vine growers who cultivate 300 hectares, a part of which in biological conversion, the remainder is ecofriendly. Every winegrower dedicates a part of his property to the Vite Colte project, so as to assure himself the accurate cure, with constant dialogues with the technical agronomist. He is a true vine grower, who uses all his ability, passion and his face. Behind each Vite Colte’s wine there is a face, a story and a family.
We have everything we need: a vast heritage of vineyards, which means we can choose the best, the best motivated vine growers of the group, with their families; modern enological systems, the technology which is needed to preserve and enhance the quality of the grapes, a first-class technical group.