While the word “Veneto” makes many think of beautiful Venice, many wine lovers “Veneto” rings a bell of “Amarone della Valpolicella” and if not the rich Amarone wines, then maybe the citrus zest, peachy and smooth white Soave wines, or the sparkling Processco boasting fresh fruit and flowers.
In this Italian north-eastern wine region in between mountains and the Adriatic Sea we find 53 recognised appellations (43 DOC/G and 10 IPGs), so there is a lot to choose from in terms of great wines. In fact Veneto is the largest wine growing region in Italy. Veneto has moved into this position rather recently as a result of a consistent push among winemakers to produce wines of great – and ever greater – quality.
Geographically Veneto sits in a mix of Alpine, continental and sea influenced climates – and culturally Veneto is at the crossroad of Germanic, Slavic and Latin influence. This combination offers a formidable portfolio of wines and styles.
The cool north and area towards Lake Garda allows for making crisp whites and light reds. From Lake Garda and throughout the western and central part of Veneto winters are cold and summers warm with the lake and hills offering cool breezes. This allows for the making of both light reds as those from from Bardolino on the lake shore as well as rich Amarone della Valpolicella from north of Verona.
Fun fact: The rich Amarone and much lighter Bordolino are actually made with much the same grape varities, namely mainly Corvina and Rondinella. Their difference has mostly to do with the winemaking practice – with the Amarone come to life on semi-dried grapes, thus with a much higher fruit (and sugar) concentration in the must.
Closer to the Adriatic coast and the Venice Lagoon, mountains and hills turn to plains and it is here the delightful Proseccos are made.
Bubbly. Crisp, full-bodied and sweet whites. Light, full bodied and rich reds. It is difficult to cook a meal where you cannot find a Veneto wine to match.
“Where wines become exclusive” Our wines rise and grow on a land with a strong enological vocation: Valdobbiadene hills are the productive heart of the Prosecco D.O.C.G. area (designation of controlled and guaranteed origin). Worldwide success of Prosecco sparkling wine descends from two relevant factors: the historical commitment to agriculture and wine making by people living here and the territory features, from soil composition and morphology to the pleasent microclimate, characterizing these hills and making possible the realization of excellent and exclusive wines. The bond between wine and territory, nature and culture has been running on Valdobbiadene streets for a long time and in 2016 this district has been declared “The Capital the European Enological Culture”, once again confirming its “divine” talent.“Where wines become exclusive” Our wines rise and grow on a land with a strong enological vocation: Valdobbiadene hills are the productive heart of the Prosecco D.O.C.G. a
Azienda Agricola Trabucchi d'Illasi
There is an ancient history, a tradition that links the Trabucchi family of Illasi to the cultivation of vineyards, love for nature, and dedication to others. Illasi is located among the lands of Valpolicella, in the oldest wine-growing area in Italy, east of Verona. It is in this unique terroir that the Trabucchi family has been growing traditional grapes since 1924, in a natural way, with certified ORGANIC agriculture for over 20 years. 22 hectares of vineyards and 6 of olive groves, which extend to the top of the hill, at an average altitude of 200 m. above sea level. The activity is followed directly by the Trabucchi family with the collaboration of the oenologist Franco Bernabei. The young Aristide, grandson of Messrs. Trabucchi follows every step of the work in the cellar in the foreground and with passion; Mrs. Raffaella, the Professor's wife, will take care of you during the visit, opening the doors of the house with kindness and cordiality. The visits, in the countryside among the vineyards of Valpolicella and in the cellar of 2000 square meters carved out of the rock, will be followed by a tasting of our wines, including the prized Amarone della Valpolicella. The wines will also be paired with a selection of cheeses, local cold cuts and extra virgin olive oil.
THE COALI ESTATE: THE VIRTUES OF A LIMITED PRODUCTION A few, carefully selected bottles of Recioto, Valpolicella Classico Superiore and Ripasso. And in a good year some Amarone and Rosso Veronese IGT. Quality can be a question of numbers too. Take the Savoia family, owners of the Coali estate in Sant'Ambrogio, in the heart of Valpolicella country. Nine hectares of marl-chalk soil vineyards on a southern-facing hillside. But only 20% of the grapes they produce, the best, are used to make their own wines, with a yearly total of just 30k bottles, their Valpolicella Classico DOC, Superiore DOC, Ripasso DOC and Recioto DOCG. Only in a particularly good year do they venture to make some Amarone DOCG (and a tiny number of bottles of Riserva), and one year in five a Rosso Veronese IGT, the acme of creativity. They also manage some white, a Passito IGT. “We only grow native local grapes, like Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella and Molinara” explains Marina Savoia, the mainstay of the estate together with her cousin Silvia who is an oenologist. “We have three separate stages in which we select our grapes. First during harvesting, which of course we do completely by hand, then before they are set to dry and lastly after the “appassimento”: the drying process. But the very first step is out there on the hillside, quality comes from carefully tended vineyards. And our family are all mad about the land and farming, starting from my father Giuseppe, the founder of the estate and the winery together with my uncle Antonio”. Farmers and winemakers who are proud of their origins with deeply-rooted ties of affection to this wonderful corner of Italy. Even the names of their wines are inspired by local history and local life, their Ripasso “Carlin” or their Superiore “Pipioni”, named in honour of friends and local families, or their Passito “Don Angelo”, dedicated to the priest of the parish of Sant'Ambrogio who apparently one Christmas Eve demonstrated all too well how much he appreciated this sweet- tasting nectar. We discover another of the secrets of the wines from the Savoia estate in their cellars, where the barrels of wine mature in naturally controlled conditions of temperature and humidity. Here the thick walls built in Napoleonic times do their work well. And we're back to crunching the numbers, as Marina explains. “In these big barrels of 1000 or 2000 liter our wines mature for longer than the times prescribed by their respective regulations. Three years instead of one for our Valpolicella Classico Superiore, and five years instead of three for our Amarone. This softens our wines making them more rounded, more feminine. Which is why we don't use barriques. And the Slavonian oak, the casks are made from, is vital . Smooth wines with a rounded taste produced from land which also yields marble: the magic of the Savoia family. We are member of FIVI the Italian Federation of Independent Winegrowers.
TERRE DI SAN VENANZIO FORTUNATO
We take our name from one of the most illustrious characters of Valdobbiadene. Known as Bishop of Poitiers, Venanzio Onorio Clemenziano Fortunato was born in Valdobbiadene in the sixth century AD. The name of our cellar evokes values and ties that are so strong and binding for us: the land, splendid and demanding; the roots of an inimitable wine culture dating back centuries; the poetry of a fascinating profession and a project to be cultivated; the omen, or better still, the awareness of the “good fortune” of anyone can live in and know these lands. We are located in Valdobbiadene, in the heart of the prosecco hills, just become world heritage site of UNESCO the last 7th July. These are the hills, this is the distinctive countryside, the most authentic matrix of Valdobbiadene. Soft, fluid curves, alongside jagged, sometimes harsh, lines. An all-encompassing glance offers views and glimpses of countryside of rare sweetness, both infinite and neat, a marvel for the eyes and the heart.
Fattoria Conca d'Oro Vini Spumanti
WINES, EARTH, PASSION, INSPIRATION a brief about our Winery “Fattoria Conca d’Oro”: First of all we are Producers of Prosecco Sparkling wine at our Winery which is located between Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, in the North of Italy, the Land par excellence of Prosecco Sparkling wine. Our Winery is closely monitoring the entire production cycle from the plant/vine, collection of grapes by hand to vinification, bottling and packaging. In fact, we are a manufacturer of "Prosecco wines" made from grapes of properties that guarantee the highest quality product. Thanks to the commitment and constant research to improve our products, we managed to get a Prosecco low in sulfites enhancing natural flavors and aromas of wine and grapes, and especially by attributing characteristics to the wine of higher digestibility. ***Latest news: we've been just awarded by The Prosecco Masters U.K. 2020 with the Gold Medal for the Best Quality of our Sparkling wines D.O.C.G. & D.O.C. that have crushed the large competition!*** We're accredited company S.Q.N.P.I. No. 50485387646 by the National quality system of Integrated agriculture which is a production system with a low environmental impacts, providing for a coordinated and rational use of all factors, in order to minimize the impact on the environment. Our company was born in the legendary lands and hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, famous for Prosecco winemaking. Here in the northern Italy, walking through the ancient streets of the wine of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene in the province of Treviso, you can enjoy the aroma all around. The vineyards are all owned by the winery. It is about 50 km from Venice and about 90 from Cortina d’Ampezzo, therefore it is located in a strategic area very interesting for sightseen. Fattoria Conca d’Oro is owned by the Family Cimetta Francesco and himself is the winemaker of the cellar who has been trained at the prestigious Wine school in Conegliano, which has been perfecting the art of winemaking for centuries. Watching over every stage of the production, our winemakers transform our precious grapes into delectable wine, fit for any special occasion. We're proud of our wine, and we’d like you to experience it as we are focused on top quality wine only as well as the attractive packaging and not least the good value for money. Since the far reaches of time, the lands of Treviso have been particularly suited to viticulture, thanks to Alpine protection from the cold north winds, warm Adriatic sea breezes, and above all the composition of the soil and the wisdom of generations devoting intelligence, study and labor to vineyards and to wine. In this extraordinary setting, Fattoria Conca d’Oro selects its finest products to ship to the world, products that give a taste of our history and territorial characteristics while fulfilling the needs of our contemporary customers. We bring you Prosecco home! Cheers for Life! TERRA, PASSIONE, ISPIRAZIONE Conca d'Oro è un’azienda di produzione del Prosecco, infatti, seguiamo attentamente tutto il processo di produzione a partire dalla vite, alla vinificazione, alla spumantizzazione, imbottigliamento e spedizione e siamo ubicati tra Conegliano e Valdobbiadene, il territorio per eccellenza del Prosecco Superiore. L’80% del Prosecco è ottenuto con uve di proprietà che garantiscono massima qualità al prodotto. Grazie all’impegno e alla ricerca costanti di migliorare il ns. prodotto, siamo riusciti ad ottenere del Prosecco con un basso contenuto di solfiti esaltando profumi e aromi naturali del vino e dell’uva e soprattutto attribuendo al vino caratteristiche di maggiore digeribilità. ***Ultime notizie: siamo appena stati premiati dal Concorso “The Global Prosecco Masters U.K. 2020” con la Medaglia d’Oro per l'eccellente qualità dei nostri vini Spumanti D.O.C.G. & D.O.C. che hanno sbaragliato la grande concorrenza!*** La ns. è un’azienda dinamica, ogni anno offriamo ai ns. clienti delle novità a catalogo per accontentare sempre più le esigenze del consumatore ed infatti abbiamo anche da poco ultimato il nuovo restyling delle etichette dell'intera collezione dei vini spumanti Prosecco DOCG! Un nuovo look sotto un'immagine molto più moderna, innovativa e di grande impatto! Questa nuova produzione è già disponibile! Vi aggiorniamo sulla nuova tipologia di Prosecco Superiore "Extra Brut Dosage Zero" a complemento della linea del Prosecco Superiore di Conegliano-Valdobbiadene d.o.c.g. introdotta a catalogo dall’anno scorso e che ha riscontrato particolare successo. Abbiamo infatti realizzato una versione "unica" del d.o.c.g. per Conca d'Oro vale a dire il dosaggio zero, senza zuccheri che si presenta ancora più secca del brut ma altrettanto fresca e ben equilibrata. Infatti, durante il ciclo di lavorazione, la fermentazione viene lasciata in corso fino a quando gli zuccheri sono quasi completamente eliminati in modo naturale, ottenendo così un vino senza residuo zuccherino o quasi. Un'ottima alternativa per soddisfare sempre più i gusti dei consumatori ed accogliere la tendenza di oggigiorno. La nostra Cantina, dall’anno scorso, è riconosciuta come azienda accreditata S.Q.N.P.I. No. 50485387646 dal sistema di Qualità Nazionale dell'Agricoltura Integrata che consiste in un sistema produttivo a basso impatto ambientale, che prevede un uso coordinato e razionale di tutti i fattori, al fine di ridurre al minimo l’impatto sull’ambiente. Il Prosecco ve lo portiamo a casa! Un brindisi per la Vita! Fattoria Conca d'Oro
Azienda Agricola La Vigna di Sarah
La Vigna di Sarah è un’azienda vitivinicola giovane e frizzante certificata biologica. Nasce nel 2010 e prende il nome proprio da me. La mia personale passione per il vino e per tutto ciò che sta dietro ad una bottiglia risale all’amore fin da piccola per la natura, le montagne e lo stare all’aria aperta. Dopo aver studiato a Milano Economia Aziendale e a Notthingham, ho scelto di tornare sulle mie colline del Conegliano Valdobbiadene. Ho deciso così di dedicarmi ai vigneti e alla produzione di prosecco.Nel 2014 nasce ho aperto l'agriturismo La Vigna di Sarah, sul cocuzzolo della collina Col de Luna: un luogo davvero magico, dove gli ospiti possono scoprire il nostro territorio, camminare lungo i vigneti e dormire in mezzo ai filari nelle Lunotte, botti in legno e arredate completamente in legno, complete di tutto, bagno e doccia compresi.
Azienda Agricola Spada
Now in its third generation, the Spada family for over a century has dedicated itself with art and passion to the cultivation of grapes and the production of wine in Valpolicella. The winery, located in San Pietro in Cariano, hosts guided tours with tasting of its wines, a typical expression of the autochthonous vines of the classic Valpolicella. The tour begins in the vineyards, adjacent to the cellar, where you can observe the ancient form of vine growing characteristic of the area: the Veronese pergola. We continue in the cellar, with a visit to the vinification’s area and the aging room (with big oak casks and barriques), then we conclude with a guided tasting of "Spada" wines accompanied by local DOP dishes.
Cristiana Bettili Wines
we are pleased to present our company composed of three properties located in exceptional terroirs. The owner, Cristiana, is really determined and, although young, has years of experience in organic wine production. The three estates are: TENUTA VIGNEGA, in the heart of Valpolicella doc area, where are produced Amarone DOCG, Recioto DOCG, Ripasso, and Valpolicella DOC. These wines are ORGANICALLY CERTIFIED. The organic choice has permitted to obtain products that are frank, drinkable, with less alcohol impact, but respecting the traditions of wines of character. TENUTA SORSEI is located in the hinterland of Lake Garda and produces Bardolino Classico and Chiaretto, also in sparkling version. Also these wines are ORGANICALLY CERTIFIED TENUTA PLOZNER was born in 2014 from the takeover of an historical and famous winery founded over 50 years ago in the area of GRAVE FRIULANE DOC, where the stony soils give wines mineral aromas and fresh taste. Our main wines are Friulano (friulan tocai), Sauvignon, Prosecco, Pinot Grigio and Merlot , each available in three selections: Classic, Superior and Basic Respect for the land and quality production are the company's mission and so Tenuta Plozner in 2016 will become organic too.
Nel cuore della Valpolicella Classica, ai piedi del Colle Masua a Negrar di Valpolicella, sorge Villa Spinosa. All’interno della struttura uno splendido giardino all’italiana fa da cornice all’ottocentesca villa padronale e trasmette una sensazione di serenità e di cura. Enrico ha costruito questa cantina inserendola nel recupero di luoghi storici e tipici del suo Territorio, recuperando e ristrutturando gli antichi rustici di Jago, ridestinando gli spazi dei precedenti mondi agricoli all’intera attività produttiva dei suoi vini, che nascono dalle varietà storiche della Valpolicella, nei cru Jago, Figari e Costa del Buso. Ettari vitati: 20 In the heart of Valpolicella Classica, at the base of Colle Masua in Negrar di Valpolicella, lies Villa Spinosa. Inside the estate, a splendid Italian-style garden surrounds the 19th century family villa and gives a feeling of serenity and well-being. Enrico has set-up his winery including it in the recovery of historical and typical places of his territory, recovering and renovating the ancient rustic houses of Jago, restoring the spaces of the previous agricultural activities to the entire production of his wines, which are made from the historical varieties of Valpolicella, in the cru Jago, Figari and Costa del Buso. Hectares of vines: 20
The Winery is a Family property since 1963. The cultivation is placed in the heart of DOC wines production districts (Amarone, Recioto, Valpolicella, Bardolino, Custoza, Soave, Lugana), on the slopes of Montecorno hill, in between Garda Lake and Verona. The Sparici Landini spirit is above all, the love of our land with its vineyards and its olive groove. The founder was a woman, Maddalena called “la Grisa”, who has proved for 40 years, effecting a synthesis among the best of the rich tradition of many centuries of experience and the modernism wisely measured,that a good soil hold a great resource. The estate is 28 hectares, 22 of vineyards, 3 hectares of olive groove and around 3 hectares of park. The harvest is exclusively manual with a first selection of grapes, bunch after bunch, in the vineyards. Wine aging, where necessary, is carried out in French fine-grain oak barrels. Wines so produced range from the classic DOC of the region to IGT wines, refined in “barrique”, both white and red and the Spumante Brut and Spumante Brut Rosé.
FRATELLI DA LOZZO
"Create quality wines, manifestation of our land and our way of thinking. Grow our vineyards respectfully of the habitat, water sources and wildlife, this is our purpose. And, sharing this with you is a distinctive pleasure" Andrea e Gianni Da Lozzo Our parents and grandparents passed on to us the love for the land and for growing wine vines. During childhood, we spent every summer holiday at our grandparents vineyard, playing among the vine rows, learning from their natural wisdom while we had our first experiences of the harvest. Countless memories of pleasant moments gifted to us by the rite and rhythm of the farm life turned us into winemakers as we grew up. We personally look after our vineyards throughout the full growing season, always with devotion and attention to the environment. From the winter pruning to the summer harvest, our purpose is to grow the highest quality grapes, indispensable element in order to successfully transform the grapes into the best wines. Growing our vineyards through an organic methods was The Choice, with capital C, as you learn to make sacrifices but at the same time brings you great satisfaction. Growing organic means attention to the small detail is critical, all care and precaution is not enough! As only this will allow you to have a harvest in perfect conditions, the essential ingredient to produce quality wines. Minimum order six bottles, also mixed. *********************************************************************************************************************************************************** “Realizzare vini di qualità, espressione della nostra Terra e del nostro modo di pensare, coltivare la vite rispettando il territorio, l’acqua, gli animali: questo è il nostro lavoro e condividerlo con Voi è per noi un piacere.” Andrea e Gianni Da Lozzo L’amore per la Terra e per la coltivazione della vite ci sono stati trasmessi dai nostri genitori e dai nostri nonni; nelle vigne di questi ultimi noi trascorrevamo le vacanze estive ogni anno. ll piacere di giocare tra i filari, gli insegnamenti dei nonni, le prime esperienze nella raccolta dell’uva… tanti ricordi di momenti piacevoli della quotidianità scandita dai ritmi e riti della vita contadina hanno fatto maturare in noi la scelta di diventare viticoltori. Seguiamo in prima persona, con dedizione ed attenzione per l’ambiente, i vigneti in tutto il ciclo vegetativo, dalla potatura invernale fino alla raccolta delle uve tra agosto e settembre, con l’obiettivo di ottenere uve di alta qualità, elemento imprescindibile per il buon risultato della successiva trasformazione in vino. Coltivare con il metodo Biologico è una Scelta con la S maiuscola, perché impone rinunce a volte pesanti da capire e condividere ma che sa dare anche grandi soddisfazioni. I dettagli assumono grande importanza, certe accortezze e cure non puoi averle, DEVI AVERLE, perché sono quelle che ti permettono di portare in cantina un raccolto in perfette condizioni, requisito imprescindibile per poi ottenere vini di qualità. Minimo d'ordine sei bottiglie, anche miste.
Tenuta Baron is located in Fonte, a pre-Alpine town in the province of Treviso. The property extends for ten hectares and is governed by Villa Peschicini, construction of the late '600 and is surrounded by the park with centuries-old trees, avenues of centuries-old olive trees and the vineyard on all sides. Thus creating a small natural eco-system. A dream came true in the '70s, when Domenico "Nico" Baron bought Peschicini villa in Fonte (TV). Immediately begins the restoration of the buildings, the restoration of the old vineyard and the reconstruction of the park. After 40 years of work, which in the middle have seen the construction of the cellar, dug into a hill, Tenuta Baron is in full splendor. Now his wife and children, with the help of Andrea Sbrissa, bring all the efforts of Nico from the land to the bottle, which always watches attentively with passion and enthusiasm.
CRISTIANA BETTILI ITALIAN ORGANIC SUSTAINABLE WINES
Our company represented by CRISTIANA COLLECTION brand, has 4 properties located in exceptional terroirs. The owner, Cristiana, is really determined and, although young, has years of experience in organic sustenable wine production. The four estates are: TENUTA VIGNEGA, in the heart of Valpolicella doc area, where are produced Amarone DOCG, Recioto DOCG, Ripasso, and Valpolicella DOC. The organic and vegan choice has permitted to obtain products that are frank, drinkable, with less alcohol impact, but respecting the traditions of wines of character. TENUTA SORSEI is located in the hinterland of Lake Garda and produces Bardolino Classico and Chiaretto, also in sparkling version. TENUTA PLOZNER was born in 2013 from the takeover of an historical and famous winery founded during the sixties in the area of GRAVE FRIULANE DOC, where the stony soils gives wines mineral aromas and fresh taste. Our main wines are Friulano, Sauvignon, Prosecco, Pinot Grigio and Merlot , each available in three selections: Classic, Superior and Basic Respect for the land and quality production are the company's mission and so Tenuta Plozner in 2016 will become organic too. TENUTA POGGIO MARCHINO is located in the hinterland of Tyrrenian See of Tuscany and produces Vermentino white wine.
TERRE DI ZANZAGO
Halfway between Venice and the Dolomites, among the rolling slopes and breathtaking landscape views, Terre di Zanzago Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG is born: a unique interpretation of this area thanks to a wine that represents its authenticity, typicalness, and tradition. It is a “heroic” vine culture that has been passed down from generation to generation for hundreds of years. Terre di Zanzago Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG is not just any Prosecco as it is made from exclusively handpicked grapes from the historical hillsides of Valdobbiadene-Conegliano. This is an area of unparalleled beauty with unwinds among the steep, sun kissed ridges and guarantees a unique production of this grape, highlighted by a thousand year old wine making tradition. Terre di Zanzago owes its excellence to the perfect combination of these factors which has elevated this Prosecco to the top of the wine quality pyramid denoted by the exclusive DOCG.
Tenuta Natalina Grandi
THE WINERY Five generations, an unique territory. Natalina Grandi recounts, the passion that has been carried forward brought from father to son. The production takes place totally in the ten hectares of land owned, divided between Lessini Durello and Gambellara, between hills and plains. The totally pure grapes are processed with a biological chain that flows in a natural and fine flavour that recalls the origins of the Earth. THE CELLAR Three are the balances of our company: The biological chain allows to have healthy grapes with low content of heavy metals and zero chemical pesticides; Moreover, the internal chain serves to guarantee a quality product followed in every phase of production, from thearrival of the grapes in the cellar to the final bottling. Finally, the Volcanic Tradition marks all our wines with a unique scent, that of minerality. This translates in “buffer effects”, is like eating a “piece of lemon with salt on it”, acidity and are perfectly well balanced.
Effimero is a joint venture of young entrepreneurs with a long experience in winemaking and digital economy. Camilla Rossi-Chauvenet: Winemaker and entrepreneur, and Carlo Rossi-Chauvenet: Lawyer and Academic Professor in digital law. Born as a modern and inspirational brand, Effimero aims to bring luxury wines of uncompromised quality, to a large range of consumers, through the online distribution. We select the best quality grapes and produce very limited quantities of the top wines of the appellation Valpolicella. We dedicate the best techniques to produce top quality wines with very prolonged aging time in our cellars. Our grapes come from 100% organic and sustainable growing. The result is a small and distinctive artisanal luxury production in a range of three wines.
La storia dell’azienda Rechsteiner inizia nel 1881, quando il console onorario tedesco a Venezia Friedrich Rechsteiner rileva dai conti Revedin la tenuta a Piavon di Oderzo per utilizzarla come residenza estiva. Nel rispetto della tradizione ma con l’ausilio delle più moderne tecnologie, Florian von Stepski-Doliwa gestisce oggi in quinta generazione un’azienda che coltiva e vinifica ca. 50 ettari di vigneto in una delle zone più vocate della DOC Venezia. Le varie medaglie recenti (Wine Hunter del Merano Wine Festival, Mundus Vini, 5star di Vinitaly, Decanter, etc) e l'inserimento nella guida del Gambero Rosso testimoniamo gli importanti traguardi ottenuti dai vini Rechsteiner in prestigiosi concorsi di livello internazionale.
According to an eonological map dated 1906, the name LENOTTI was already known in the past for the production of the Bardolino classico. At that time the farm sold wines exclusively in butts or demijohns. In the following years untill 1968 the farm constantly increased its production of high-quality wines, by making wine from local grapes and supplying the numerous bottlers of the neighbourhood. Since 1968, the farm has been bottling and selling the wines directly with the main goal of supplying our clients with high quality products at competitive prices. For almost 40 years of continued increased sales, especially in the export markets, the whole production, that in the meantime has been widening the range of wines as well as their quantity, is being sold exclusively in bottle. Nowadays the farm is run by the Family Lenotti. Giancarlo (oenologist , production manager and facilities supervisor), Marina (sales manager for the home market), and their son Claudio (export manager). We export more than 90% of our production, and we are seeing growth in the export markets of Germany, Danemark, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland and England, even if our wines are successfully distributed also in markets like Usa, Brasil, Ukraine, Thailand, Arab Emirates, Norway, Sweden, Finland and many others. The wine cellar has a capacity of about 31.000 hectolitres made up for the most part of 140 stainless steel tanks. The 40 Oak butts (25 hectolitres) and the 1’100 barriques (300-500 litres) are almost exclusively employed for the ageing and fermentation of the wines “Amarone DOCG Classico“, “Di Carlo“, “Ripasso Valpolicella DOC Classico Superiore“, “Cabernet Sauvignon IGT Veneto” and our great red wines “Massimo“, “Le Olle” and “Decus Ripasso“. The company has a quality management system certified according to the UNI EN ISO 9001: 2015.
Vantorosso was born from the meeting between Vanni Pasquali, a successful racing driver, and Franco Allegrini, a lifelong friend and great producer of Valpolicella wine. Franco is the Maestro, owner of Allegrini Estates. Vanni is a driver and car tester. A champion of the races. His history is a path of success, made of perseverance and ambition. The same that he transferred to the Vantorosso wine project. "After a race with my friend Franco on the hills of Montalcino, I looked around and said how much I liked the vineyards and soft hills of Tuscany. And he replied: "You too can cultivate your land and make your own wine." I immediately thought of the farmhouse in the Fumane valley, in Valpolicella Classica, surrounded by uncultivated forest and enlightened by the sun. It would have been my new challenge.” He redevelops the land and plants new vineyards, settles in Villa Venini, which was owned, at the end of the 19th century, by the great wine entrepreneur Cesare Trezza, takes over other vineyards. “The relationship between man and vineyard is very different from that of the driver with the car. I understood that one must respect the times of nature, that the helm is not only in the hands of man. Patience, sensitivity and observation skills are needed. Humility, application and constancy. I may not be the most experienced winemaker, but I have clearly in mind the wine I want to make. " «The name Vantorosso is a reference to the passion and relation to a famous Italian car manufacturer. Certainly not because I pride myself on merit or special skills. “Vanto” in the sense of dream and challenge, of ambition to do well, of the desire for this project to continue beyond those who started it. The only "pride" that I would like is to have given my father's land a new life."
The Maeli winery is located in the heart of the Euganean Hills Regional Park, in northern Italy close to Venice. We pride ourselves of growing autochthonous grapes of these area. Our main focus is "Fior D'Arancio" that is the local name for Yellow Muscat grape (Moscato Giallo). We make five versions out of this grape: sweet sparkling Fior D'Arancio, dry still "Bianco Infinito", raisin wine "Diloro", sparkling classic method "Dilà", and finally "Dilì", produced with second refermentation in bottle with ancestral method. All of these versions are made out of 100% Yellow Muscat grape. The main feature in our wines is the extraordinary salty-mineral imprint given to them by the ancient volcanic origin of the soil, composed of layers of marl and silt. On the part of our vineyards located on the trachytic soil we grow our red grapes, mainly Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenere. By blending these grapes we produce our dry, still, powerful "Rosso Infinito" , and our riserva "D+" aged 24 months in oak barrels. Since 2018 we've been producing a sparkling Rosè "Dilante", that features rare ancient autochthonous grapes: Corbina nera, Marzemina Bianca, Pattaresca, Vernazzola and Marzemina Bastarda. The enchanting landscape of the Euganean Hills is rich in biodiversity and flora, such as olive groves, prickly pears, brambles of roses , gorse and wild blackberry plants. This is why the young entrepreneur Elisa Dilavanzo chose to privilege an organic approach to farming, thanks to which the wines express their unique multifaceted identity and have been awarded worlwide.
La nostra Azienda Agricola si trova nella zona CLASSICA della VALPOLICELLA, in una piccola valle particolarmente vocata alla coltivazione della vite per la produzione di ottimi vini. Si estende su di una superficie di 14 ettari e si può ammirare dalla piazza del famoso paese di S. GIORGIO INGANNAPOLTRON. L’Azienda porta il nome del nonno BOSCAINI CARLO, arrivato alla veneranda età di 102 anni bevendo poco, ma buon vino e lavorando con dedizione nei suoi vigneti e in cantina, con il supporto del figlio ARTURO ERNESTO, che ha portato avanti con una passione rara (per i tempi) l’azienda agricola in un territorio vocato alla nascente industria del marmo e delle cave di marmo. Oggi noi nipoti, MARIO e CARLO , proseguiamo questa antica attività, con l’introduzione di tecnologie all’avanguardia sia nei vigneti che in cantina. Produciamo il vino solo con l'uva dei nostri vigneti, in maniera tradizionale ma con attrezzature moderne e con il minimo uso di additivi chimici.
Cantina Passarini was founded in 1917. Family Passarini was the first to plant the vines in this area, in the southern part of Verona. The varieties involved in Passarini's estate are Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Cabernet Sauvignon, Trebbiano, Garganega, Merlot and Moscato. Cantina Passarini during and after the second world war was a place where the farmers of the surroundings used to spend some time drinking a glass o good wine after a hard day of work. Is a place where people, from the afterwar years, still go and buy good and safe wines, for everyday or for special moments. Passarini Family produces still white and red wines, sparkling rosè, sparkling white brut and a sweet sparlinkg moscato. The historical wine of Passarini Estate is "Vino del Contandino" (wine of the farmer) with its original label of the fifties. It is a sparkling white, great during the whole meal, based on Garganega and Trebbiano. All the wines of Passarini are fresh, fruity, balanced and easy to drink. They are a great match with every day food, and as aperitif. Passarini winery is Vegan free and its Pinot Grigio hectars also Organic Certified.
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THREE GENERATIONS OF GREAT WINES Our family's winemaking experience begins with grandfather Antonio, who was born in 1898, and who was a sharecropper for the Liberali family of Montebelluna. Antonio’s son Lorenzo inherited his father’s passion for farming, continuing to work the land of the Liberali family heirs, Ferrara's Rossi family, until he was - in the late 1960s when sharecropping became a thing of the past- offered ownership of the land. Aware of the sacrifices that he would have to make, and thanks to the support of his family and especially his son Luca, the company was able to carry on its tradition. In 2006 Luca, a passionate oenologist took over the running of the company and began to look into the cultivation of vines that would be best suited to the territory, reintroducing and valorising varieties such as Manzoni Bianco and Carmenère. Integrated pest management and manual harvesting are fundamental to viticulture practices that are environmentally friendly, and true to the spirit of sustainable development. Drawing on cutting edge winemaking technology, the result is excellence in the production of wines of quality that shine with character and personality.
Mizzon Winery’s story roots in a long standing farming tradition. During the second post-war period Giuseppe Mizzon, together with his brother Giovanni, decided to shift to viticulture and since the beginning, they have been rewarded for their incredible commitment and for the excellent quality of their wines. Meanwhile Giuseppe tried to dedicate himself in farm animal breeding too. However, destiny took its course… once arrived on the farm, the first two calves were stolen during the night. It turned to be a stroke of luck, since Giuseppe resumed the vine cultivation and was soon titled “Recioto’s King”. Even though Giuseppe passed away in December 2015, his grandchild Nicola still produces high quality wines rewarded for they deep connection with the terroir and tradition.
Our great grandfather Girolamo Dalle Ore bought the farm in 1903. Led by the love for his land and his passion he was the first in the area to combine quality principles and the millennial viticulture tradition of the Lessini hills.Our mission today is to work our land with the same enthusiasm and great passion of Girolamo, combining biological and biodynamic agriculture. To produce our wines we fully respect each plot of land and we don’t use any chemical products; we work on the land, keeping the output under control. Our vines are wisely cultivated, harvested with perseverance, and vinified with passion. The south exposure, geological structure of the soil, and the ancient volcanos limitless energy are the determining factors that create the peculiar micro-climate of our hills. Our vineyard has always been left to its original habitat surrounded by woods and fields. We grow local varieties such as Durella and Garganegaas well as more known Cabernet, Pinot Grigio, and Riesling Renano.
Sandro de Bruno
Azienda vitivinicola situata nella zona del Soave DOC e dei Monti Lessini DOC, si caratterizza per la produzione di vini di qualità, provenienti dal Monte Calvarina a 600 m s.l.m. La cantina veronese produce vini bianchi da vitigni autoctoni come Soave DOC, Soave Superiore DOCG e Durello Superiore DOC, vini bianchi da vitigni internazionali come Sauvignon Blanc e Chardonnay, lo spumante Durello Monti Lessini DOC, vini dolci come Recioto di Soave DOCG e Passito IGT Veneto e vini rossi come Cabernet Sauvignon e Pinot Nero.
Luvit & Lumoè
Welcome to the world of Lumit & Lumoè! Discover our company and be an ambassador of Italian wine in the world! Find out about our selection of wines and get the perfect match for your special occasion. Italian brand Luvit & Lumoè is the perfect choice for celebrating the most important moments in your life. Italian brand Luvit & Lumoè proposes a selection of exclusive Italian wines that represent the well-known Made in Italy. Luvit & Lumoè’s core business focuses on traditional wines of Regione Veneto (Venetian Region). Prosecco is our best seller. This wine is available in several different typologies: DOC, DOCG, Venice DOC and its organic certified wines such as Pinot Grigio and Pinot Nero. Other popular wines include Organic Prosecco, Prosecco Grappa, Moscato of Colli Euganei and Rosè Spumante Brut from Pinot grapes. Our certified and selected wines convey the fascination and prestige of our lands, which the entire world knows and appreciates. “This is the story of Italian brand Luvit & Lumoè. The founder, Mr. Luca Gollin, set up his company in 2008 in Borso del Grappa (Treviso province). Mr. Gollin has always been a wine lover and decided to turn his passion into a job, when he started working as a wine selector. His aim is to let Made in Italy grow and be popular all over the world. Luvit & Lumoè’s customers can enjoy top range products to celebrate the most important moments in their lives. As a row fish lover, Mr. Gollin has created Prosecco Millesimato BRUT, which now is the state-of-the-art wine of Luvit & Lumoè. The perfect match to any fish dish. Luvit & Lumoè offer first quality, top range wines. Treat yourself with a refined and exclusive wine bottle directly from Italy. Our wines come in elegant gift boxes and will be delivered to you anywhere in the world. Our core business is represented by large size bottles, packaged in precious, elegant boxes containing Italian design items.
Azienda Agricola Ronca di Ronca Massimo
Massimo Ronca - Winemaker in Sommacampagna. We are located in the Morenic hills towards the South of the Garda Lake. The winery uses exclusively its own grapes, lovingly cultivated without using insecticides on 20 hectares. The area is home to some important Italian DOC’s, Custoza, Chiaretto, Pinot Grigio, and Bardolino. We also produce other native IGT wines. The modern wine cellar, dating 2007, uses traditional methods with the most vanguard technology; at present 70,000 bottles are produced per year – with the potential for producing 350,000 bottles. Since the first steps, the idea that all the people who work in the winery follow is to produce grapes and wines respecting the beautiful environment we are surrounded, to complete this goal the 2018 vintage sees the bottling of the first entirely BIO product line.
Clementi Gnirega is a family winery in the heart of Valpolicella Classica, and in our 13 hectares we create a small production of natural wines, in a very traditional Valpolicella’s winemaking way: Amarone, Ripasso, Valpolicella Classico Superiore, Cà del Giovane IGT, and Loto, a sublime red Passito. All our wines feature the five native and classical grape varieties of Valpolicella: Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Molinara and Oseleta. The quality of our wines is helped by the excellent location of our fields, on the hills at 300/400 mt a.s.l., where grapes grow and mature in an ideal setting: the soil, the sun, the gentle climate. We produce a small quantity of bottles of traditional Valpolicella wine every year. Our wine’s flavours and aromas are produced in very traditional methods and are refined in Slavonia oak barrels and barriques, to reach the right balance of flavours, preserving and exalting the intense full-bodied aromas of the fruits, herbs and spices of our land. Our production, of 30.000/35.000 bottles per year, follows the rules of the sustainable Grape and Wine Production Protocol (R.R.R. Certification) of Consorzio Tutela Vini Valpolicella. Our winery is a member of Federazione Italiana Vignaioli Indipendenti.
L'Azienda Giannitessari fondata nel 2013 ha sede a Roncà, nel cuore della Valle d’Alpone in provincia di Verona. Gianni Tessari, titolare dell'azienda, dopo aver lavorato per molti anni nei vigneti di famiglia, è stato tra i primi ad aver creduto nelle potenzialità dell’uva Durella, vitigno autoctono dei Monti Lessini, un’area di origine vulcanica tra Verona e Vicenza. 55 ettari di vigneto distribuiti in tre DOC (a Roncà per il Lessini Durello, Soave e Sarego per i Colli Berici), una moderna cantina con circa 7.000 metri e 350.000 bottiglie prodotte per un totale di 16 etichette. Sono questi i numeri di una realtà che sotto la guida di Gianni, con l’aiuto della moglie Anna Maria e delle figlie Valeria e Alice, unisce terroir diversi e pieni di personalità. Grandi Soave, espressione dei terreni vulcanici; rossi di elegante equilibrio dai suoli argillosi dei Colli Berici e spumanti Lessini Durello dove dominano mineralità e finezza, nei Monti Lessini.
The winery La Callaltella was founded in 1951, and directly run with diligence and virtuosity by the family founders: the Bonetto Brothers. The farm in the past dealt with the breeding of poultry and the cultivation of vines for wine production; the harvest was realized manually, thanks to the aid of laborers. Nowadays the experience, the knowledge and the unconditional love for the land and the territory reach the third generation, from father to daughters. Luigino Bonetto, the founder of the farm together with his brothers, lovingly and proudly entrusts the run to his daughters: Antonella, Elisabetta and Elena. The third generation of wine growers is therefore 'woman', where the 'green' soul, the love for the land and a peculiar feminine sensitivity are the X-factors distinguishing "La Callaltella" in the wide market of wine.