In 1989 Elio Ottin was an intrepid young man, unafraid of dreaming. After completing his studies at Institut Agricole Regional (Regional Agricultural School) 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 led 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. His dream had come true.
This winery is located in the hills of Diano d’Alba, in the heart of the "sori", facing the hill of Diano d'Alba and it has a long family tradition in wine production. This 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.
BRIC CENCIURIO WINERY:
“Bric Cenciurio” in Piedmontese dialect means “Cenciurio top of the hill”, because this winery is located in the heart of the Langhe, on the hills of Barolo. That’s where the wine cellar takes its name from. Good methods of production and rich soil deliver incredible Barolo and Arneis DOCG , the main products of this beautiful winery, with a good powerful perspective of growing for the next years.
CASA WALLACE WINERY:
Respect and Nature, this is the focus of Casa Wallace winery, which production, only Organic, is focused on Dolcetto di Ovada DOCG, only Organic wines. This cellar works on an healthy and strong soil, without chemical or synthetic interventions, and produces wines like Dolcetto and Sauvignon with a unique personality linked to these hills.
CASCINA ALBERTA WINERY:
In the Langhe Area, in Treiso, we found Cascina Alberta farm, which occupies a total of 19 hectares, a great project thats started from the passion and love for the wine of two brothers, who decided to renovate the old vineyards through sustainable viticolture without the use of pesticides and herbicides.
The work done in the vineyard is meticulous, without an excessive reduction in productivity, depending on the vintage production varies from 5,500 to 7,000 kilograms. They want their vineyards to be gardens, so they let the grass grow free, cutting it only when it gets too lush. During spring in wet years, the grass helps the ground to absorb the excess water, allowing better drainage and avoiding water logging. They believe it is fundamental to respect the ecosystem, minimising human intervention with the aim of recreating that equilibrium in the ground and in the plants that allows the vines to become strong and flourishing.
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 - 2500/5000 l.
CASCINA FALETTA WINERY:
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. Indigenous and international vines now produce whites, reds and sparkling wines.
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 WINERY:
The name comes from the first ascendant Leone Ghione, which built this magic home in 1655. The quality of Ca de Lion’s wines is appreciated in all over the world, each glass of wine is like a pleasant musical note: it relaxes you, it’s very pleasant and you remember it for a long time, like the incredible Moscato d’Asti DOCG , the outstanding product in Piedmont and for this cellar, which is located in Canelli, suitable village recognized in the whole country for the production of Moscato d’Asti. The winery also produces other types of wine: Barbera, Sauvignon, Cortese, Chardonnay, Grignolino, Dolcetto, Pinot noir in rosè, Nebbiolo, Brachetto, and in the end “Ca de Lion”, a blend of Pinot Noir and Ruchè grapes.
CANTINE SANT’AGATA WINERY:
Claudio and Franco Cavallero founded Cantine Sant'Agata in 1992. The name comes from a small votive pylon erected in front of the company by a wealthy family of the country. Quality and Tradition well characterize the working philosophy of Cavallero’s brothers. Their modern vision perfectly fits the new requirements of the market and of society. There are currently 13 hectares planted to vine and two wineries based in two areas, one in Barolo for the aging of wine, the other is Scurzolengo for bottling and vinification. The main products of this wine cellar are the awesome Barolo DOCG and the Ruchè, a Piedmontese native wine much older than what is thought. In fact, it could come from the Lacrima di Morro grape, a wine already present in Roman times and transported to our area by the Romans themselves during the conquering campaigns of the current France. Another very curious product is the spirit “Gin Agricolo”, made with spices cultivated personally by the producer!
COSTA CATTERINA WINERY:
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 his wife Antonella.
LA SERRA WINERY:
Piedmont and his Erbaluce! This native white grape has been discovered around 1600, and today it ‘s one of the best and most important wine in Piedmont. La Serra winery is one of the main productors of Erbaluce di Caluso DOCG in Classical, sparkling, late harvest and also ageing in wood. Its scent of pear, cutgrass, sagebrush, yellow flowers makes this wine one of the finest and most elegant white wines in Italy.
LA SPINONA WINERY:
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 wine-maker, 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.
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. Luzi’s method of production about “Integrated war” in the vineyards makes his wines like Dogliani DOCG , Barbera, Nebbiolo and Langhe Chardonnay completely different, with a really interesting and complex bouquet and a fruity and juicy taste. The cellar is monumental and dates back to the sixteenth century. Luzi Donadei winery pay a special attention to the quality of the wines and the value and work of the people who made them. He strongly believe 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 wine-making 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. Wine-making and fining are performed in two characteristic Langa farms, where tradition and
innovation are firmly bounded.
The exclusive balance of elegance and character of Moscone wines comes from both centuries of skillful wine-making 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. Marina, Franco and their sons Simone e Marco are the owners of this beautiful winery, which is located amidst 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 WINERY:
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 a wine and an environment that is healthier for all.
This organic and byodinamic 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 hectars 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 Barolo: 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 the 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 floreal 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 WINERY:
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 a 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 are an outstanding Langhe Nebbiolo, a fruity Dolcetto d’Alba and a very fresh Moscato d’Asti.
TENUTA SAN MAURO WINERY:
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.
TRE SECOLI WINERY :
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 WINERY:
A beautiful family leads a fantastic eco-sustainable green winery. Their focus is the respect of the environment through exclusive use of clean energy, recycling of the rain water, use of certified wood only. Vigne dei Mastri is located in Costigliole d’Asti, one of the most vocated area 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 like Heritage from 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 zone, is a new company managed by its founder Gianni Voerzio and by his experts 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 with James Suckling and Wine Spectator.
TENUTA DI ARTIMINO WINERY:
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 e 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 the 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 WINERY:
Since three generations Jacorossi family with love, passion, and dedication brought Talosa winery to the summits of Italian enology.
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 technics 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 characterizes this exceptional area capable of producing great wines. The Talosa Cellar date back to the 16th century and visiting them is like stepping back time. The brick passageways contain a series of vaults and niches where the barrels are placed. The main barrel aging cellar is in the old town center of Montepulciano, in an underground area between two of the oldest buildings in the city: Palazzo Tarugi and Palazzo Sinatti.
CASA SOLA WINERY:
This winery is located in Barberino Val D’elsa, a little village very close to Florence and Siena, in the green heart of Chianti Classico zone. Thanks to the unique microclima and the soil (rich in limestone and minerality) Casa Sola’s wines have an unforgettable character and in the years have been often awarded by international wine critics, guides and major wine journals. The production focus is on Chianti Classico DOCG, rich of red fruits and floreal aromas, Chianti Classico Reserve DOCG, with spicy aromas and notes of wild rose, Chianti Classico Gran Selection DOCG, Super Tuscan IGT Montarsiccio, and the sweetness and amazing tastefulness of dessert wine Vin Santo DOC, obtained by drying white Trebbiano and Malvasia grapes.
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, 3 in the Pinino area, 9 in the Ganchi area, another territory of cru vineyards.
TENUTA MORINIELLO WINERY:
The family business comes from the dream of two siblings, Tania and Luigi, inherited from their father, Beniamino. The estate, almost 40 hectares all organic, which 20 are planted with vineyards and 5 with olive groves, extends in Montaione, in an ideal place for the position and morphology of the lands. From the vineyards are obtained sangiovese, canaiolo, ciliegiolo and colorino, in the best Chianti tradition, flanked by cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, merlot, petit verdot, tannat and syrah, produced from soils with different altitudes, from 250 to 650 meters above sea level, together with sauvignon blanc and gewurztraminer. And all, thanks to the thermal excursions, enjoy rich and intense aromas.
Beautiful winery located in Veneto for the production of sparkling wines! For four generations, the name Biasiotto has been connected to the noble tradition of the production and sale of high quality still wine like Merlot, Cabernet franc and Pinot Grigio but also for sparkling wines, in particular Prosecco DOC in different styles. Today, Biasiotto’s Prosecco gives emotions to many people in the world, considered one of the best Prosecco in Italy according to Luca Maroni.
LE MORETTE WINERY:
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.
CORTE VOLPONI WINERY:
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 production of indiginous varietals with a unique vinification leading to four distinctily diffent wine: Valpo-licella, Ripasso, Amarone and Recioto.
A wide range of wines, from young and fruity style, to those with great structure and long aging potentials.
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 give to their wines personality and typicity.
GIANNI TESSARI WINERY:
Gianni Tessari is a well-known name in the wine field of Verona. At the beginning of the 80s he began, with his brother, an adventure which brought their Soaves into markets of the whole world. These are years of great success for the Italian wine. Only few people understand that the road to success goes through quality with no compromise. So it is for Gianni and his wines that collected awards and prizes of all kinds. Just to mention one of them, in the year 2016 the Soave Classico DOC Pigno has been awarded with Tre Bicchieri, top award of Gambero Rosso. Gianni Tessari winery has 55 hectares of vineyards distributed in three DOC (Roncà for the Lessini, Soave and Sarego for the Berici Hills),
These are the numbers of a reality that under the guide of Gianni, with the help of his wife Anna Maria and their daughters Valeria and Alice, combines a wide range of territories and personalities. Great Soave, expression of the volcanic soil; red wines with great balance, from the Berici Hills calcareous terroir, and the sparkling Lessini Durello characterized by the minerality and fineness of the Monti Lessini.
Have you ever tasted a Vegan wine? Tommasini is the only one of our producers producing this type of curious wine. This winery is located in province of Treviso, land of good Prosecco and good autochthonous wines like Verduzzo DOC, Pinot Grigio, Raboso, Chardonnay and Merlot which Daniele, owner of the cellar, produce with the help of his wife and his brother.
Pietro Zanoni is the owner of this estate located in Quinzano, a little village of Veneto in the famous Valpolicella area. During the years he has been able to bring his wines to the top quality; in particular the Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG produced in a specific “Cru” zone, Valpolicella Ripasso DOC and Recioto DOCG.
CANTINA DI CARPI WINERY:
The Cellar of Carpi and Sorbara is a Cooperative with 1,200 producer members that has a production capacity of about 450,000 hectoliters of wine per year.
The wine production is focused on the Lambrusco wines: Sorbara, Salamino, Maestri, Marani, Viadanese and on the Pignoletto. La Cantina has made constant efforts to adapt production, directing its attention towards a high quality wine segment, aimed at a 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 position of this Organic winery called Venturini-Baldini
on the historical hills of Matilde di Canossa (suitable and famous area for the production of Malvasia di Canossa DOP) in Emilia, provides to them a unique terroir in which they can grow their vines
where the local microclimate allows the sun to burn off the winter fog and the cool greenery to moderate the summer heat.
The vines cover over a quarter of the estate which surrounds the 17th-century manor house. The estate stands at between 170 and 370 metres above sea level. Since the mid-Seventies we have done our utmost to conserve the nature of the site, which is one quarter vineyard and three quarters natural woodland and meadow.
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 3 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.
TENIMENTO GRIECO WINERY:
From an altitude of 150 metres, overlooking the sun-kissed coastline and across the Adriatic Sea to the Tremiti Islands - this is where we find Tenimenti Grieco’s vineyards and cellar.
This dynamic, innovative winery takes full advantage of the terroir’s outstanding potential for top-quality wine production.
Coastal wines, with their own unique brackish identity nourished by iodine-laden sea breezes, the quintessential expression of a land suspended between sky and sea. Tenimenti Grieco is a perfect example of that. In every single one of thier vineyards,they have carefully investigated soil characteristics, exposure and microclimate to find the most suitable varieties, rootstocks and clones. Located on gentle alluvial slopes, the vineyards enjoy excellent ventilation from every direction, with hot sunny days followed by cool nights.
Overlooking the sea and the Tremiti Islands are our finest vineyards, planted with Falanghina, Sauvignon and Montepulciano. This is where we grow four wines, each with its own highly fruity character and strong minerality, a specific, inimitable style given by the four key factors: sun, wind, sea and soil.
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 hand picked 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 transparence 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!
Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, one of the best Italian red wine!
This winery is located in the lands of Tocco da Casauira, in Abruzzo region, a suitable area for the production of Montepulciano and Pecorino grapes, because the climate there is mild and ventilated, with a good termic excursion among day and night, favorable to the growth of these grapes. All the vineyards are located in the green hearth of Abruzzo territory, where the air is enriched by intense aromas of flowers and spices which characterized also the scent of wines like the awesome Montepulciano DOC “Vigna Vetum”, considered one of the best red wine in Italy according to the famous wine critic Luca Maroni.
TENUTA I GELSI WINERY:
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 tufaceous 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.
PODERI MARINI WINERY:
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 the 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 the Calabria’s Clementine, flagship product of the regional agriculture, protected by CTM pgi. (communitary trade-mark). In 2003 Marini enriched the offer again focusing on vitinicoltura 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 this choices testify the constant guidance of Marini towards advanced technologies, quality products in the deep respect for the tradition and the environment.
LA MARCA WINERY:
The southern Italy is one of the most interesting wine regions of the world and the 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. Cantine 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.
FEUDO SOLARIA WINERY:
Sicily, the wine’s continent! This region is really famous for the high production of awesome red and white wines, 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 to 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.
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 threeglass 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
and united as a family, they are growing awareness and demand for italian boutique wines and their hidden treasures.