MADONNA DI COMO- ALBA (CN)
The current owners are Monica Rinaldi and her husband Paolo Tenino who have picked up the work started by Monica’s great-grandfather Pietro in the 1920’s. Monica and Paolo have devoted themselves to producing wines of distinction from the terroir, while striving to respect the traditions and heritage of the region, with the collaboration of skillful professionals such as enologist Beppe Caviola and a team of people who share a great passion for wine and aim at quality.
CORNELIANO D'ALBA (CN)
Since four generations we produce wine with the grapes produced by our vineyards located in the Roero, an area separated from the Langhe by the Tanaro River, in 20 hectares of vineyards located in hills with an excellent exposure to the sun and a specific terroir for each grape variety.
MONFORTE D'ALBA (CN)
Our vineyards are located in three of the most popular countries of the Langhe suited to the production of Barolo wine – Monforte d’Alba, Barolo and Novello. Our vineyards cover about 7 acres facing south and southwest. The composition of the soil, where they are planted our vineyards, is characterized by clay, tuff, sand and silt left by the withdrawal of the Sea Padano about 16 million years ago: the alternation of these layers gives to our wines excellent finesse, structure and elegance. Our wine cellar is located in Monforte d’Alba, which from 2014 is considered Unesco patrimony.
MAGLIANO ALFIERI (CN)
During the tasting of a wine, several things must be recognized: the grape variety, the area of origin with the climatic influences of the vintage, the hand of the producer.
Making wine is easy but respecting these 3 points is not always so obvious.
I am Alessandro Bovio farmer and winemaker. After 15 years of experience as a cellar consultant in 2015 I decided to open my own small company where I can make wine as I like it.
LA MORRA (CN)
A story that began with Francesco Costamagna in the nineteenth century and continued in the mid-1980s, after five generations, by Alessandro Locatelli, direct descendant of the family.
14 hectares of vineyards, 5 of which in the Rocche dell’Annunziata sub-area, one of the most prestigious cru of Barolo.
We avoid pesticides and herbicides, resorting to alternative solutions for the care of the vineyard. Know well the rows, the stumps, the soils, the microclimate, know how to adapt techniques and operations according to the real needs of the plants, respecting their natural balance and bringing the fruits to full maturity, without stressing or forcing the rhythms of nature: this it is the synthesis of our sustainable viticulture.
TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE
Good wine begins in the vineyard: The perfect piece of land is chosen for each variety, each and every vine is tended year-round and every single grape is carefully harvested by hand. It sounds like a lot of work – and it is. So why do we do it? That’s an easy question to answer: Only from the very best, healthy vineyard can we make good wines in the cellar. There’s no room for compromise. And that’s exactly what we stand for: Uncompromising quality and authentic taste.
MARANO DI VALPOLICELLA (VR)
Wine-making traditions since 1907 in the Marano di Valpolicella valley. Five generations enamoured of land, vineyards and grapes. This was the year - today part of the group's logo - when the century-long story began of a wine cellar achieving excellence thanks to the love and passion of its components.
This passion for the art of wine-making goes back to Carlo Campagnola, who was involved at an early age in the wine trade, followed by his wife Caterina Zardini who, after the untimely death of her husband, courageously continued the business and in 1907 won the medal for the best "Vino Reccioto" at the Wine Exhibition in Verona.
Our vineyard is located in Resera, north of the Arfanta hills of Tarzo where you find forests of larch, acacia and chestnut trees. Our Glera vines grow amongst these with large bunches of yellow-golden fruit which guarantee a scented and sweet perfume. It is on these hillocks we produce Prosecco Superiore Extra Dry DOCG and Brut Prosecco Superiore DOCG, maintaining traditions that local elders have had for decades: pruning vines, removing the excess branches (or, as we say in our parts, sbamboar to guide the sap of the plant up to the summit), plant the cuttings after the winter has passed in place of the plants that no longer produce grapes. All is strictly done by hand, the harvesting of the wine mingles the joy of the work and a fulfilling fatigue to honour each grape individually
SAN PIETRO IN CARIANO (VR)
Luigi Marconi and Ivana Speri have been married since 1979, and have three children: Nicola, Stefano and Gabriele.
Luigi Marconi graduated from the technical institute for agriculture "M. A. Bentegodi" and is therefore in possession of the title of agricultural expert.
He worked throughout his life in close contact with the world of agriculture in Valpolicella, that is to say therefore with the world of cellars.
Selùn is the perfection of 40 years of "Valpolicella experience"
Since the early twentieth century, the main activity of the Cottini Family was based on the sale of firewood, raised in the owned woods. It was from the 60's that Flavio’s father, Giuseppe, decided to buy the vines and thus begin to produce small quantities of wine.
So the Company Giuseppe Cottini started, where also the son Flavio began to work.
With time, thanks to the purchase of new plots and the increase of the planted area, the quantity and quality of the produced wine increased and were refined.
In 1990 Giuseppe retired and his place was covered by his son Flavio.
This created the modern farm Flavio Cottini, in which even the new generation represented by Matilde – niece of grandfather Bepi - has already begun to work with enthusiasm and passion.
The goal of the project Garbole is undoubtedly ambitious: not only produce the best Italian wines , the best recioto wine, the best amarone wine, but it is especially affirm the brand Garbole also through the production of wines ” Garbole ” free wines from conditioning of production rules .
Create excellent wines without compromise , the challenge Garbole .
Autonomy and creative freedom the founding values.
Blazic Wine Estate is a family run winery nest led in the heart of the hills of Cormòns, in Zegla. We have been making wine since1923
Halfway between the Adriatic Sea and the Julian Alps lie the Collio hills, fascinating for the mesmerizing sceneries, and worldwide renowned for the great white wines. Thanks to the mild climate with temperatures moderated by the sea and protected from winds and storms by the mountains.
The original cellar at La Màgia was built in 1979. By the end of the Eighties sustainable energy had been introduced: initially with solar panels for hot water, then – from 2008 – with a photo-voltaic system to make the cellar fully self-sufficient in energy.
We have always been committed to combining the maximum use of advanced technology with the minimum interference in the natural process of vinification, aiming to achieve a product of the very highest quality with its own unique identity.
Nestled in the rolling hills of Chianti Classico, at 10 minutes from Siena, our 105 hectars estate vineyards have been planted selecting the best area for each of our wine.
Vallepicciola offers a remarkable tapestry of Pievasciata (Siena) vineyard blocks, each with its own unique combination of soil type, clone, rootstock, elevation and exposure, resulting in wines of uncommon charm and complexity.
MAGLIANO IN TOSCANA (GR)
By respecting time and nature, we want to extract the very essence of the lands of Tenuta il Quinto to create exceptional wines.
We cherish our 65 000 vine stocks scattered across the 11 hilly hectares. We cultivate each of our 18 parcels according to their exposures and their specificities.
We manage a specific timeline centered around all important aspects of the vines : training, harvest, fermentation, la maceration, running off, aging and blending are all essential stages which require impeccable timing.
Across the estate there are diverse grape varieties bith from the region and international, that represent what have forged the reputation of great Tuscan wines.
JACOPO BIONDI SANTI
As the most beloved oenological creation of Castello di Montepò, this label embodies all the organoleptic qualities of the Sangiovese Grosso BBS 11, the exclusive clone owned by the Biondi Santi family. A fresh, round and dynamic wine, takes its name from one of the area’s most recognizable landmarks: an imposing glacial erratic which has inspired many local legends.
BARBERINO TAVARNELLE (FI)
While it’s true that great wine requires the best grapes, the time a wine spends in the cellar is no less important – especially when it comes to Chianti Classico and thus to Sangiovese, for whom the process of ageing in wood barrels is crucial. At Fattoria Montecchio, this process is identical to how it was 400 years ago: Chianti-style refermentation, strictly in oak barrels.
The wineries, in this sense, cross space and time and in the case of the Chianti wineries it can be said that they also go through the history of Italian winemaking, because it is precisely in the Chianti area – where the legend of the black rooster still lingers – which saw the light of one of the first Italian wine production regulation.
We are in Blera, a village in the province of Viterbo, where, standing on Cimini mountains, it is possible to look at the sea, on the horizon. We’ll talk about a mere decade-old business that, skipping steps, and bidding on wines very different from your typical local ones, anchored in a long-time tradition, started in the Etruscan period.
Many beneficial elements make our vineyards unique: the Mediterranean microclimate, balanced by the closeness to the Balkans, sandy soil with Early Pleistocene clastic rocks
We follow the principles of organic farming, to provide our customers with natural products, as certified on every bottle. We care about our local culture, territory and tradition, and therefore joined the “ Vini Piceni” Consortium, a locally as well as national reference for winemakers.
The historic wine cellars of Fontanavecchia: A temple dedicated to wine, to the hard work of man, to the enchantment of the slow and delicate rhythms that have entwined the lives of a family of winegrowers for generations. Built by the founder of the Rillo family, beginning in the 19th century and later restored and enlarged, today this is one of the outstanding wine-producing facilities of the Campania region. The Fontanavecchia company expands over an area of 18 hectars in the homonymous district of Torrecuso in the province of Beneventano; it is managed attentively by Libero Rillo, with additional experience provided his father Orazio and his brother Giuseppe.
SAN DONACI (BA)
Our rich assortment includes wines in which the young winemaker Nicola Leo expresses all his passion. They are real creations with which his adventure began; wines that reflect his passion, his tastes, his philosophy and that highlight the fabulous potential of the vineyards located in the heart of the Negroamaro Park.
Day after day, grape after grape, vine after vine, we create our history.
We deal with all of this with a holistic approach in which technique, wine culture
and respect for the environment are combined together.
Everything starts from the land, from care and breeding of vines, following strict treatments and control processes, specific and finalized to optimize the production without straining plants.
Grapes are harvested by hand and selected to be transformed in our cellar.
Our wine is made under maximum surveillance of wine experts, supervising every step, from the pressing to the maceration, from fermentation to bottling.
Our history in Sicily is written in the land that we care for and have handed down for eight generations. With the profound respect we owe to our tradition, and always looking towards the future.
Over the years, Capofaro has been added to the mother estate, Regaleali, in Salina, in the Aeolian archipelago; Tascante on Etna; the historic Whitaker estate on the ancient Mozia island; and Sallier de La Tour, in Monreale. In a precise project of valorization of the autochthonous varieties and of the territories with the highest wine-growing vocation.
Each productive nucleus has its own marked personality, and narrates an always different Sicily.
Next to the vineyards grow olive trees, wheat fields and almond trees. In the vegetable gardens, in the pastures, in the orchards, men and women work to help us keep pace with the seasons and give birth to the best products of Sicily. Each with its own character, each with its own rhythms.
Today, for us the biggest challenge is to preserve these places and leave them intact to our children, in a sign of constant attention to the protection of every single ecosystem.