Elio Ottin's adventure began in 1989 as a young man, unafraid of dreaming. After completing his studies at Institut Agricole Regional at the age of 23, he acquired his first plots of land situated between the municipalities of Quart and Saint-Christophe. Due to the acute gradients and coarse-grained soil, this virgin ground was difficult to work. Nevertheless, in a relatively short time he managed to transform this terrain into ‘terroir’ which provided all the minerals and verticality that hallmark his domaine wines and form the true heritage of Valdostan mountain wines.
In 1999 Elio made what turned out to be the most important and best decision of his life deciding to lead the company into expansion and the farmland quickly grew to a total of 13 hectares which comprised 4 hectares of vineyard, 4 hectares of apple orchards and 5 hectares of grazing land. 2007 thus became year zero in which he produced a total number of 30 thousand bottles, including three types of wine: Petite Arvine, Pinot Noir and Torrette Superieur.
If there is a winemaker that almost precisely embodies the aspiration and the passion of a true dreamer, this must be Piantagrossa.
Piantagrossa is a super small, super young vigneron founded in 2013 by Luciano Zoppo Ronzero, back then a manager of a multination company.
Nevertheless, the seed of history and tradition was already there: Luciano grew up in Donnas, Valle d’Aosta, surrounded by small winegrowers, rooted since generations in the poetry of the heroic
winemaking of the alps of Valle D’Aosta.
There, since he was a young child, absorbed and learned the secrets of the trade that remained as regret and a dream until he decided to go back. It is how Piantagrossa was born: 2 hectares of vineyards, perched on the incredibly steep slopes of the Donnas and St-Martin Mountains at 450/500 meter above sea level, held up by the 500 years old drywalls from where everything has to be done manually. Piantagrossa produces Nebbiolo and in smallest quantities other indigenous grapes, like Fumin, Vien de Nus, Neyret and Freisa.
Giovanni Abrigo is an authentic family-run winery and have been cultivating the land and promoting the products of the Langhe since 1968.
The winery is located in the hills of Diano d’Alba, in the heart of the "sori", facing the hill of Diano d'Alba. Towards the middle of the 1980s, Giorgio Abrigo the son of Goivanni having completed his studies in agronomy, became involved in the cultivation of the hazelnut groves and vineyards, which were planted in the areas of the estate with the exposure and most suitable soils. And then Paola, Giorgio’s wife, began working for the family business too, promoting the commercial development of the wines and the company identity, which, little by little, became what the Abrigo Giovanni Azienda Agricola we know today. The house farm has the right position in the sun, the right microclimate and a very special and unique terroir which has everything that is needed to offer the best wines as a fantastic Barolo DOCG called Ravera, the particular Dolcetto di Diano d’Alba DOCG and also a very fruity and pleasant Barbera d’Alba DOC.
Located in the heart of Langhe, on the hills of Barolo town, “Bric Cenciurio” in Piedmontese dialect means “top of the Cenciurio hill”.
The winery currently has 10 hectares under vine including its Roero property. It is planted to Arneis, Barbera, and Nebbiolo d’Alba. The Nebbiolo for Bric Cenciuros world famous Barolo grows in the two-hectare plot in the prestigious Coste di Rose Cru property. The respect of the environment and biodiversity thanks to the minimal use of chemical products is a key element to the winery. As for the vinification, it is centred on the respect for the raw material from which the wine derives to interpret the individuality of each vineyard, and the work in the cellar is aided by century-old techniques passed down from one generation to the next.
In the Langhe Area, in Treiso, we found Cascina Alberta farm, which occupies a total of 19 hectares, a great project that has started from the passion and love for the wine of two brothers, who decided to renovate the old vineyards through sustainable viticulture without the use of pesticides and herbicides.
The production is now certified organic, operates in full compliance with individual vintages and with minimal intervention in the cellar: everything is handled internally, from the cultivation of the grapes to the bottling of the final product, making it a complete company to all effects.
The work in the cellar follows the philosophy of the Langhe tradition, with extensive maceration in stainless steel vats. Ageing takes place in large Slavonian oak barrels.
Elena e Giovanni continue, tenaciously and passionately, the project begun by their grandparents. It was precisely their ancestors who worked the surrounding lands from the 1920s.
Cascina Faletta was built in 1881. The winery is surrounded by vineyards: one document certifies that in as early as 1957 Faletta was awarded 500,000 Lire for being considered a winery of excellence.
Now, like then, the journey into the extraordinary world of wine continues. And, as it should be, every bottle is testimony to the past. Indigenous and international vines now produce whites, reds and sparkling wines obtained with the Classic Method. Every label has its history, like for example the sparkling wine, the Marchesa Virginia, in homage to the woman thought to be the Estate’s first owner. Then there is the Myricae white wine, named as such because the homonymous and very famous collection of poems by Giovanni Pascoli tells of life in the fields.
CA’ DE LION GHIONE
Ca' de Lion was founded in 1871 by Luigi Ghione. The winery takes the name of the family ancestor, Leone Ghione. Generations of expertise in Piemonte has elevated this artisanal producer to its highest level ever. Farming sustainably and naturally, the wines from this estate show purity of flavour. The depth and nuance of the wines vibrates and speaks of the place where they come from in the hills of Canelli, a village very well recognized for the production of Moscato d’Asti.
The winery produces and vinifies all its wines with last technologies about bottling and product processing. But it’s Tradition the keyword for this company reality: respect for territory grapes, respect for traditional wine making practices, respect for our roots and for the time’s lessons.
A beautiful family-run winery, the coat of arms of the winery dates back to the noble family of the Coscia, which Antonio Coscia, today, is the owner together with his wife Antonella.
Antonio has been able to adopt an excellent production philosophy, using only natural methods in the vineyard without chemical additives for the cultivation and growth of vineyards and grapes, mutual respect both for the environment and for themselves. Costa Catterina is situated in the Roero territory of Piedmont. The ancient roots of the wine-making tradition lie in this hilly landscape where it has found its just and deserved identity through the triumph of the vineyards, whilst at the same time respecting other cultivations equally as important such as that of hazelnuts.
CANTINA DELLA SERRA
Piedmont and his Erbaluce! This native white grape has been discovered around 1600, and today it’s one of the best and most important wines in Piedmont. La Serra winery is one of the main producers of Erbaluce di Caluso DOCG in Classical, sparkling, late harvest and also ageing in wood. Its scent of pear, cut grass, sagebrush, yellow flowers makes this wine one of the finest and most elegant white wines in Italy.
Demarie Winery was founded in 1957. It is located in Vezza d’Alba, on the Roero side of the Tanaro River, in the heart of the Unesco
Demarie Winery cultivates only indigenous varieties for producing a range of autochthonous wines that are the symbol of the region. Demarie’s wines are produced only using the grapes from their own vines that we are managing in organic farming. They are a family winery, the founder is Luigi, the grandfather, that with his son Giovanni had put down roots.
Demarie winery cares about the environment and for this reason, they have chosen to use: solar panels,
biomass power plant and heat pumps, materials for the construction containing the dispersion of heat.
Situated in Triversa Valley on the sunny slopes of Asti’s Northern hills, this small business is run and owned by Domenico Capello. Set on fifteen hectares of land, ten of which are vineyards.
La Montagnetta is now a well-known specialist in the production of Fresia and has in recent years, through a series of studies and conducted experiments, made it possible to show how a high degree of maturity results in an unexpected enological quality from the grape.
The winery is located in a picturesque farming community in the north of Asti hills.
A big expression of BARBARESCO! La Spinona winery is located on the hills of the municipality of Barbaresco, a place dedicated to the production of incredible wines. The Spinona is a company which represents its founder Pietro Berutti, a man of great experience who believed in Barbaresco since the 1940s. He is the winemaker, while his father Guatiero made a big careful work in the vineyards to guarantee the growth of very good Nebbiolo grape. The name of the winery is a tribute to their dog, Baica, a Spinone Italiano (the dog breed). Today, this winery produces awesome Barbaresco DOCG and Barolo DOCG with the best awards and they are appreciated from the most important enological critics all over the world.
Le Cecche is a small village of Diano d’Alba, one of the "eleven municipalities of Barolo" in Piedmont.
From 2001 onwards, the company underwent a careful restoration of the buildings and the creation of a modern cellar, with new vineyards of Barbera, Nebbiolo and Merlot in the lands around the houses, with south and south-west exposures. The old Dolcetto vineyard, planted in the 1950s, has also been restored. Le Cecche currently owns 8 ha of vineyards.
Starting with a production of 3,000 bottles in 2002, production has reached 40,000 bottles.
The Domaine Luzi Donadei, has been inhabited by the same family for four centuries, Andrea's mother was the first to make known the Dolcetto di Clavesana to the great oenological critics of the time as Luigi Veronelli, now Andrea Luzi is the owner of the winery estate and carries on this great philosophy taught by his mother, exalting the style of the good taste and good living within its territory, Dogliani!
The soul of these sacred hills in Dogliani area is the terroir: white vertiginous layers of tufa, this white land is famous all over the world for its extraordinary mineralogical composition that gives its wines its usual excellence for bouquet and taste. In this zone is produced the famous Dogliani DOCG made with 100% Dolcetto grape. The cellar is monumental and dates back to the sixteenth century. Luzi Donadei winery pay special attention to the quality of the wines and the value and work of the people who made them. He strongly believes in its 14 hectares of vineyards and in the potential of Dogliani DOCG, a red wine capable of best expressing an autochthonous grape like Dolcetto di Dogliani.
The winemaking tradition of Fratelli Moscone traces back to 1877. They own 18 hectares of vineyards in the most outstanding areas of Monforte d’Alba, five of which in the renowned Bussia cru. The peculiar exposure of the vineyards, typical of Monforte d’Alba, reaches the higher expression in the crus of property.
The exclusive balance of elegance and character of Moscone wines comes from both centuries of skilful winemaking techniques knowledge and the newest winery facilities. The genealogy of the Moscone family is lost in history, but it is in 1877 with the birth of Giacinto that the dynasty binds its name to the renowned Piedmontese wine. Giacinto began his successful activity as a producer in Monforte d’Alba, focusing on the quality of the most suitable land and vines in the region. After his death in 1944, he was succeeded by his son Angelo, who will continue his activity, improving the quality of Moscone wine and transmitting the boundless family passion to his current sons. The heirs Giacinto and Livio together with the wife of Livio, Luciana Abbona, have continued in the family philosophy, developing the company that today owns two different wineries in Monforte d’Alba.
Piazzo winery is located in San Rocco Seno d’Elvio, an outlying district of the town of Alba, and works in Barolo and Barbaresco production since 1969. Today the winery is managed Marina, together with her husband Franco Allario, and their 2 sons Simone and Marco and it covers over 70 hectares, entirely cultivated with vineyards, located on the border between Alba and Treiso midst noble vineyards, one of the symbols of their local culture and tradition that each year produce highly awarded labels with autochthonous grapes, including Dolcetto d’Alba, Barbera d’Alba, Langhe Nebbiolo, Barbaresco DOCG and their most important product, Barolo DOCG.
PIER PAOLO GRASSO
Pier Paolo Grasso was born into a family of winemakers and dedicated himself to agriculture beginning at an early age, specifically focusing on planting vines. Over
time, thanks also to specialized studies, he decided to produce wine with the same care and love as his vines. Today, after more than fifteen years, with the help of his wife Sara, Pier Paolo
produces a wide range of quality Piedmontese wines, which are present in both Italian and international markets.
Azienda Vitivinicola Pier can be found on the hill of Treiso, just a few miles from Alba and Barbaresco. It is a winery distinguished by its wines, which recount stories of passion for the earth and cultivation, stories of tradition, dedication; it is a company that lives in harmony with nature, which patiently waits for the best time to harvest grapes and process must, in order to produce an outstanding and robust final product.
Given the limited use of sulphites, absence of additives of animal origin, and concern for the environment, evident in both the vineyards and the use of lightweight glass packaging, Azienda Vitivinicola Pier strives to ensure wine and an environment that is healthier for all.
This organic and biodynamic winery is located on top of the Lirano hills, 400 meters above sea level, on the border with the Barolo zone. The soil, from which the
richness, power and elegance of tannins derive, it’s typical of Serralunga: calcareous and rich of clay, with the presence of marles. The winery extends on 15 hectares of vineyards.
Organic and biodynamic practices are the means, not the result. At the moment the producer doesn’t know the map, but he knows the direction: clear, well defined. Rivetto is also doing vinification in amphoras and terracotta: a new way to understand the evolution and the shelf life of their wines!
He produces very high-quality wines. For the red wines the typical denomination of the area as Barbera d’Alba, Nebbiolo, Barbaresco and different Barolos: Barolo del Comune di Serralunga d’Alba, Barolo Briccolina and Barolo Leon Riserva, to allow tasting of different crus and vintages. A real local white grape is again the result of a choice based on the terroir and tradition: a 100% Nascetta, to really appreciate this typical white grape of our land.
Established in the “Collina Torinese”, the beautiful hills surrounding Turin, the Stefano Rossotto Winery has been a family winemaking landmark in the region for almost a century.
Rossotto's winery is famous for his fresh, tasty and aromatic wines like Freisa DOC, a typical red wine with floral and fruity notes, Albugnano DOC, a Nebbiolo wine that come from the hearth of Piedmont on Monferrato hills with his awesome flavours, and their main product Malvasia DOC, an aromatic sweet wine, pleasantly fruity with a taste of candied fruit and wild rose.
SASSI SAN CRISTOFORO
Sassi San Cristoforo is a small winery, a jewel, clean, perfect and developed to respect the Nebbiolo grape. Wines are produced without hurry and softly aged in large barrels and barriques, guaranteeing very high quality.
The owner and winemaker Davide Carniel knows very well how to respect the typical terroir, having experienced it in many important cellars, including the worldwide famous Gaja winery and uses his working philosophy for the production of this fantastic red wines with different styles: “Classic” Barbaresco, the selections Barbaresco “San Cristoforo” and “San Cristoforo Riserva”.
To complete the range of products there is an outstanding Langhe Nebbiolo, a fruity Dolcetto d’Alba and a very fresh Moscato d’Asti.
Martina and Vittorio's dreams were born in 2012 with the first rented vineyard in Carema, a difficult area to cultivating but fascinating.
It's in the mountains. Rocky. Insidious. It is a daily challenge to cultivate.
The first vintage of Sorpasso vinified was 2014.
The Carema wine tradition is the basis of the development of Sorpasso. Climate change will be at the centre of viticultural evolution and the solution to this will be biodiversity in the vineyard, which is very rich in our territory. For this reason, all the vineyards of Sorpasso contain various percentages of minor native vines.
TENUTA SAN MAURO
Tenuta San Mauro is located between Langhe (Neive) and Monferrato (Castagnole delle Lanze), land of Barbaresco e Barbera. This winery is guided by Mauro and his family, owner of the small and artisan business.
Tenuta San Mauro counts 70 hectares of which 40 are vineyards and 30 with grass, trees and wood.
All wines are DOC and DOCG: Barbera d’Asti, Barbera d’Asti Superiore, more complex with the richness of wood, Langhe Chardonnay, pleasant and fruity, Moscato d'Asti, sweet and aromatic. The San Mauro wines are products of high quality and with a great structure like the incredible Barbaresco DOCG and the awesome Barbaresco Canova DOCG, obtained by the oldest vineyards.
One of the biggest cooperative in the Piedmont region, producing traditional wines since 1887.
Tre Secoli can be considered as one of the main actors in the wine industry especially for Moscato d’Asti, Brachetto d’Acqui, Barbera d’Asti, including our big and spicy Barbera d’Asti Nizza, Albarossa, and a great Piemonte Rosso (a fantastic blend of Barbera, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon).
VIGNE DEI MASTRI
A beautiful family leads a fantastic eco-sustainable green winery. Their focus is the respect of the environment through the exclusive use of clean energy, recycling of rainwater, use of certified wood only. Vigne dei Mastri is located in Costigliole d’Asti, one of the best-suited areas for the production of Barbera.
They produce different award-winners, top quality wines from Barbera grapes: "Galileo", a Barbera d’Asti Superiore with exceptional elegance and complexity; "Superba", a limited edition of Barbera Superiore, obtained by drying part of the grapes after the harvest; "Marcello" a spicy Monferrato Doc with 80% of Albarossa; "Chiara" a tasteful white Monferrato Doc obtained by german Riesling and "Chiararose” a french style Monferrato Rosè, obtained with 100% Barbera grapes.
A splendid wine cellar managed for seven generations by a family which carries the passion for the wine in Castel Rocchero, a little medieval village recognized as heritage by UNESCO. Guido, the producer, and his daughter Bianca carry on the family tradition with devotion.
They are kind people who produce wine with great care, as an incredible Albarossa, a typical Piedmontese red wine, the grape of Albarossa born from the intersection of Barbera plant and Nebbiolo plant, a very elegant Brachetto, autochthonous aromatic red grape made in sweet and also in dry, Barbera d’Asti, and a fresh rosè with Albarossa grape.
This winery located in Langhe area, and is a new company managed by its founder Gianni Voerzio and by his expert enologists Mirko and Federica Martini.
The synergy between these different professional figures has produced a new drive and important innovations that have a positive impact on the company as a whole and have enhanced the already high quality of their wines like Barbera, Nebbiolo, Moscato and also a great and awarded Barolo DOCG.
The brand is recognized all over the world, and each year the wines of Voerzio-Martini have been awarded withJames Suckling and Wine Spectator.
In 2007 at the age of 27, I decided to quit my job in nearby Switzerland and dedicate myself to my true passion, my land. So I withdrew the small family business, of just one hectare of vineyard and one hectare of apples; from day one I set to work with pride and with the desire to do high-quality things. This is where my company is born.
Having said that, I currently grow about four hectares of apple orchards and two of vineyards. My intentions were immediately clear; do something important for this territory full of asperity that does not give you anything without effort, but if you work with passion, it can give you a lot of satisfaction. So from my small vineyard I decided to bring out all the best of this land and, working based on quality and not quantity, I decided to build a cellar and make a little wine, but a great wine.
The winery is located at an altitude of 750 m.s.l.m. on the Rhaetian bank of the Alps, 2 km from Tirano in the hamlet of Baruffini, precisely Cà Bianche, where there is also the grapes I produce.
Mr. Valerio Zenato is the owner of this big beautiful winery in Veneto, located in San Benedetto di Lugana, very close to Garda Lake.
Today this is one of the most dynamic areas for the production of Lugana DOC, a very particular autochthonous white grape from Veneto with a great structure, characterized by a strong minerality. In the 30 hectares of vineyards of the winery, the grapes find their territorial “Cru”, producing awesome and important wines like Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG, Valpolicella DOCG and Lugana DOC.
The love for the land, the passion for authenticity, the work of years that has been handed down from generation to generation and the will to always give the best: it is thanks to all this that today Corte Moschina has become a worthy representative of a sincere Italian spirit.
A gentle land that holds years of history made up of volcanic eruptions and nature as far as the eye can see. At the foot of the Lessini Mountains stands Corte Moschina, an ancient Venetian property from the end of the 16th century which is the home of the family, but which is also a symbol of passion, tradition and the future.
The diversity of vineyards in the area enriches the history and work of the family even more. From Roncà with the vineyards of Garganega and Durella, to the international blends of the Berici Hills, to the vineyards of Valpolicella, everything from Corte Moschina smells good.
Valpolicella is not only a Territory, it’s the real expression of an area of high-quality viticulture, based on specific types of soil, unique climate and their interaction with the vines. The complexity of the Valpolicella terroir is confirmed by the production of elegant wines. The area is full of history in the production of indigenous varieties with a unique vinification leading to four distinctly different wines: Valpolicella, Ripasso, Amarone and Recioto.
A wide range of wines, from young and fruity style to those with great structure and long ageing potential.
Fabio and Paolo Zenato found inspiration in the rich history of the land to take on the ambitious project of producing wines in the Valpolicella with the highest standard of quality in viticulture and winemaking.
Together with the experience of winegrowers in the heart of Valpolicella territory, they created the ideal synergies for two wines under the brand: Corte Volponi, Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso and Amarone Classico DOCG.
The winery Reassi extends over an area of about 6 hectares in Colli Euganei, totally devoted to organic vineyards. Since Roman times vineyards have acted as a protagonist of the cultivation of the volcanic slopes of the Euganean Hills. The geological composition of these ancient volcanic cones is incredibly rich and diverse. Sedimentary limestone of marine origin lies below the unique Euganean marls, which cover the volcanic subsoils formed during the last period of volcanic activity, rich in basalt, which gives to their wines personality and typicity.
The lands of La Sala extend into the properties that since 1260 had the name of Grande Terra Murata. From 1981 to 2014 the company belonged to Laura Baronti who,
together with the oenologist Gabriella Tani, contributed to making La Sala a company of excellence in the Chianti Classico area.
In 2014 Francesco Rossi Ferrini bought La Sala: immediately, Francesco undertook an important modernization work in the cellar and in the vineyard, converting the company to organic farming and beyond.
The final objectives are sustainability, and the achievement of product quality while respecting the land and natural biodiversity. The selection of the best soils with different exposure and altitude, the low yields and the separate vinification of each plot, guarantee the property a deep knowledge of its vineyards and excellent harvests even in the most difficult years.
TENUTA DI ARTIMINO
This beautiful winery is located in the heart of Tuscany, with such a long history from 1596 Medici family's estate, today UNESCO heritage site. Carmignano wine (a blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot aged in wood) has 300 years of history: just remember that Caterina de' Medici, queen of France, brought Cabernet in this land in the XVI century and in 1716 Cosimo III wrote an edict to protect Carmignano's production.
The aim of the new line Artimino 1596 is to underline the strong relationship with the terroir and tradition, especially with Poggilarca Carmignano DOCG and Grumarello Carmignano DOCG Riserva. Not to be missed are also the Tuscan-style IGT, our Chianti Montalbano DOCG, the traditional rosè wine Vin Ruspo and the fruity and exotic IGT Artumes.
FATTORIA LA TALOSA
Since three generations Jacorossi family with love, passion, and dedication brought Talosa winery to the summits of Italian oenology. Everything started with Angelo
Jacorossi, renowned entrepreneur, with a strong bond with Mother Earth. 33 hectares of vineyards in one of the most beautiful Crus in Montepulciano, called Pietrose, at an altitude of 350-400 m
a.s.l. with south-west exposure to the sun.
The obsessive dedication to cultivation techniques and harvest selections on small portions of land is synonymous with high-quality grapes so to obtain wine worthy of the Estate’s name.
The medium-textured soils are of Pliocene origin composed by tuff and clayey sands characterize this exceptional area capable of producing great wines. The Talosa Cellar date back to the 16th century and visiting them is like stepping back in time. The brick passageways contain a series of vaults and niches where the barrels are placed. The main barrel-ageing cellar is in the old town centre of Montepulciano, in an underground area between two of the oldest buildings in the city: Palazzo Tarugi and Palazzo Sinatti.
FATTORIA DI CORSIGNANO
It is a family winery with small high-quality production. The important awards received every year are a byword of quality, reliability and a proof of our
commitment. The style of the winery is to produce a Chianti Classico which expresses the best of the territory, with great respect for the tradition with its autochthonous vines, the soil, the
typicity and uniqueness of Sangiovese grapes. The love for Sangiovese and its expressions can be seen in the wines, many of which enhance its purity.
All the wine labels come from works of art of important Italian artists, of which the property has the copyright
and from which the labels were made, very intriguing and magical ones constructed around the idea of playing cards, also to recall the playful and convivial atmosphere of the taverns where the wine was consumed.
The Pinino winery is located in the most historic area of Montalcino, Montosoli, on an estate that has perpetuated the tradition of Brunello for years (long macerations, low yields, large barrels and selections of vintages and different woods to have a portfolio as diversified as possible, with a single rule: everything, exclusively 100% Sangiovese).
The company has a total of 12 hectares, three in the Pinino area, nine in the Ganchi area, another territory of cru vineyards.
The Azienda Agricola Castelvecchio stands just above Sagrado, where Gorizia's Karst offers an extraordinary natural and peaceful scenery. The view from this plateau (150 m. above sea level) is unique and embraces the whole region, from the Julian Alps to the nearby Gulf of Trieste. The rich landscapes blend marvellously with the noble, ancient origins of the area which is still embodied by the Renaissance Villa and by the park dotted with the cypresses and old oak trees of the vast forest estate.
This land has seen splendour and ruin alternating through the years and still challenges man with its rocky soil, capable of producing wines of great character from the vineyards located in the heart of the estate. Castelvecchio has been owned by the Terrano family since 1986, and the family has enhanced it whilst greatly respecting its history and demonstrating a deep love for the fruits of the earth it produces.
CANTINA DI CARPI E SORBARA
The Cellar of Carpi and Sorbara is a Cooperative with 1,200 producer members that have a production capacity of about 450,000 hectoliters of wine per year.
The cooperative was founded in 2012 by the merger of two historic companies on the Modena wine scene. The Carpi Winery, which was founded in 1903 and a pioneering example of Agricultural Cooperation, and the Sorbara Winery, the name that quintessentially identifies Lambrusco DOC. The wine production is focused on the Lambrusco wines: Sorbara, Salamino, Maestri, Marani, Viadanese and on the Pignoletto. The winery has aimed at demanding and competent customers.
The result, today, is that their wines, thanks to modern production methods, are particularly taken care of for their organoleptic characteristics. Lambrusco, today, for the greater simplicity and lightness of the meals, is considered for its simple and disarming authenticity and freshness suitable for all food preparations.
The company was born from the idea of 4 friends to bring back into production and to convert to an organic old Verdicchio vineyard of about 50 years now abandoned
and no longer pruned for a long time with a total extension of 20 hectares and with a farmhouse to be restored in San Marcello between Jesi and Morro d'Alba. The work was really demanding, but the
winery has been able to preserve and restore 7.5 hectares to correct production and Verdicchio and Lacrima di Morro d’Alba were replanted to complete the range of local native DOC products.
The company was three years in biological conversion and from the 2018 harvest, 100% of the production is certified organic. Filodivino has chosen to embrace tradition by strongly believing in the two indigenous vines par excellence of the area between Jesi and Senigallia, the Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC and the Lacrima di Morro D'Alba DOC, both full of potential, with a strong character, expression of a tradition open to the progress of Italian viticulture.
The House of Mazziotti was founded in Bolsena in 1900 by Gerardo Mazziotti. Italo Mazziotti followed in his father’s footsteps, giving impetus to the growth of the House. As with his father, Italo was challenged to produce wine to meet the highest standards of quality.
One of Italo’s major achievements was the planting of a vineyard located in the area where the “Est Est Est di Montefiascone” had its origins. This hilly section is surrounded by deciduous woods which contribute greatly to the favourable climate for the vineyard. The vines face the afternoon sun and the volcanic soils are especially rich in potassium and phosphorus.
The vineyard has a surface of 28 hectares. Only grapes grown in the privately-owned vineyard are used by the House of Mazziotti and the grapes are handpicked and gathered in small 25 kilo containers.
After the passing of Italo Mazziotti his daughter Flaminia is at the helm of the family winery, continuing in the tradition of a quality for which the House of Mazziotti has become known. Currently, Flaminia’s daughter Valeria is operating the House as well in a continuous renewal of the farm and the products.
Not only a beautiful winery but a great person too.
Valentino Valentini is the owner of this winery and he has also been Major of Montefalco for ten years. He puts the same ethic, honesty and transparency he has in its life into the wine, which has no yeasts and enzymes, no stabilization and filtration. The great attention to these processes are giving great recognizability to one of the fullest wine in Italy, the Sagrantino DOCG, a powerful, rich and natural-bodied wine, and to the Montefalco DOC, smooth and full at the same time.
About the white wine Trebbiano Spoletino? Somebody told: the best wine I ever had!
The Olivastri winery was born in 2000, when Tommaso decides to put to fruition the great passion and ancient knowledge inherit by the two generations of winegrowers who preceded him: his father Antonio and grandfather Tommaso.
Our own 15 hectares of vineyards are located between the hill and the sea of San Vito Chietino, in the heart of Trabocchi Coast, where unique characteristics of soil and microclimate give rise to grapes and wines of a particular identity.
The family follows in person the whole production line, from vineyards to bottles, firmly believing in the idea that "good wine is made in the vineyard", and this conviction is the core of vineyard and cellar operating choises.
Southern Italy is one of the most interesting wine regions of the world and Campania is the one that produces wines with charm. Cantine La Marca works in this region and is committed to the protection, enhancement and promotion of the great enological heritage. Campania is Terra Felix, or fertile soil, which is a full bloom of plant biodiversity. Campania, however, in addition to a varietal amplitude, is also characterized by a great variety of settings suited to vine cultivation, each with specific connotations and potential to induce marks of quality and uniqueness in the wines produced like the white wines Greco di Tufo DOCG and Fiano di Avellino DOCG.
The winery La Marca produces the best of Campania production with a focus on two areas of excellence: the Irpinia (place of the winery with vineyards) and Sannio where it is produced an incredible red wine mineral and warm at the same time: Aglianico.
TENUTA I GELSI
The winery Tenura I Gelsi was founded in 2003 in Rionero del Vulture in Basilicata, a little region in the South of Italy.
The presence of Volcanic lakes and springs of one of the most important Italian mineral waters, allows the soil of this winery (heterogeneous, from light tuffaceous rocks, the most ancient are of pyroclastic origin) obtaining incredible wines with a strong character like the famous red wine Aglianico del Vulture DOCG, a powerful wine, full-bodied but elegant at the same time.
In 1974, Michele was twenty-eight years old and he was the third child of Beniamino Placido and Maria Iazzetti. At that time he was acting in “romanzo popolare” with Ugo Tognazzi and Ornella Muti... Domenico, twenty-one years old, helped his father, Rocco, in the fields.
In the summer the two big families used to spend a lot of time together in the countryside in Ascoli Satriano at Masseria Volpone. The fruit of our land is cultivated in the territory of the ancient Herdonia, the first hill on the Tavoliere delle Puglie. This is the sunniest, driest and the windiest area in Italy. The wine is produced with modern techniques as well as following the tradition. Tradition and continuous innovation is the path followed by “Placido Volpone”.
The central value of this family business is represented by the deep respect by which it wants to relate to the land, the people and the environment in which it operates. An environment in which the Marini’s Company evolves for the past 300 years!
The original nucleus was born for the olive cultivation and the production of oil, and still today, on the total area of about 300 hectares, 130 are olive-yards. Then 35 hectares were used for the production of Calabria's Clementine, the flagship product of the regional agriculture, protected by CTM pgi. (community trade-mark). In 2003 Marini enriched the offer again focusing on viticulture quality. 7 hectares of vineyards were planted in clay and hilly terrain at about 500m sea level and it was built a new winery. With this busyness the Company Marini Farms returns to discovering, interpreting it in a modern way, a tradition present in this area since ancient times.
The assortment of variety vines includes the native Aglianico and Magliocco and the international Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, for reds, and Chardonnay and Sauvignon for whites. In the vineyard and in the winery has adopted the productive method of biological farming. All these choices testify the constant guidance of Marini towards advanced technologies, quality products in the deep respect for the tradition and the environment.
Sicily, the wine’s continent!
This region is really famous for the high production of awesome red and white wines, a warm, powerful, symbol of the sun and of the Mediterranean sea.
The winery Feudo Solaria was founded in 1887 and today is well-known for the production of authentic Sicilian wines like Grillo, Inzolia, Catarratto ( the most cultivated white grape in all Italy), Nero d’Avola, Nerello Mascalese, Frappato.
The vineyards of Feudo Solaria bordering on the Mediterranean Sea allows the soil to have temperature variations. In this way are produced incredible red wines, characterized by pleasant notes of roundness and white wines pleasantly fresh and tasty which remember fruit and flower aromas of this magical island.
ALESSANDRO DI CAMPOREALE
The Alessandro family’s roots are very old, steeped in history. With three brothers’ commitment and energy, Rosolino, Antonino and Natale, supported by their children
Anna, Benedetto and Benedetto, their production model is based in the vineyard and in the good winemaking practices. They continue developing and improving their full-bodied wines, which are also
delicate, refined and well-balanced, born between rows of vines and the passion of those who work the land.
Out a total of 50 hectares, 40 hectares of vineyards are spread out over an area that benefits from a mild, semidry climate, between 400 and 600 meters above sea level, with significant variations between day and night. In addition, 2 hectares have been set aside for the production of olive oil. It is in this fertile clay and limestone-based soil that the Alessandro family aims to enhance native grape varieties, such as Nero d’Avola, Catarratto and Grillo and international ones like Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc, well-adapted in Camporeale area.
Generazione Alessandro is the project of three cousins – Benedetto, Anna and Benedetto – who for several years, together with their fathers, have been running the family winery in the province of Palermo. Strengthened by their path in the Alessandro di Camporeale company and with the wealth of skills acquired, they decided to develop a new project on Etna, a territory with unique characteristics in the world, to give life to wines with a strong identity.
The presence of several vineyards in different positions allows us to tell, through the wines, the history of these places and the microclimatic and geomorphological variations that characterize the territory. The company extends for about ten hectares on the north-east side of the volcano.
The vineyards fall on plots which, although very close together, have different geomorphological and microclimatic characteristics, profoundly influencing the yield of the grapes. The ancient millstone houses the vinification cellar.
Atlantis Berchidda is part of the “Società Agricola Sannitu” agricultural enterprise. We are a family-run business in Berchidda and own vineyards covering some 15 hectares – primarily for Vermentino di Gallura grapes. We are located close to the Emerald Coast and within the “Vermentino di Gallura” triangle, which is formed by the towns surrounding Mount Limbara – Berchidda, Monti and Tempio Pausania.
The land here is perfectly suited to wine-growing, with sandy soils thanks to a high granite content. Combined with the salty wind from the sea, this creates
the ideal micro-climate for the vines grown to produce Sardinia’s only wine in the prestigious DOCG classification, “Vermentino di Gallura”.
Berchidda is also home to the famous “Time in Jazz” festival, featuring jazz trombonist Paolo Fresu as founder and director.
Neil and Maria Empson led the road creating and making the company as it is today. Empson’s family values have squared the circle for the past four decades: picking out the finest, at the fairest prices.
The three glass hallmark of the Neil Empson Selections distinguishes Italy’s best wines and best values, worldwide. Today, Tara Smeralda Empson is following their
footsteps along with a specialized team
and united as a family, they are growing awareness and demand for Italian boutique wines and their hidden treasures.
The Menicucci winery began to take root in the unique land of the south of Tuscany, Italy, in 1689. The winery is more than 300 years old, and the current owner, Mr Luca Menicucci, is the ninth generation of the winery.
In order to obtain more high-quality grape raw material, he carefully planted the vineyard, selected high-quality grapes for the pure hand-picked, gently and carefully squeezed. Both the advanced equipment is made and the traditional fermentation process is preserved, and the new old combination is made to keep the original aroma and charm of the wine.