Estates and wineries producing our wines
The wines sold online on our site come from wineries with high standards in terms of quality.
Casa Vinicola Diego Genna (Marsala, Trapani, Sicilia) www.diegogenna.it
The history of the Diego Genna winery began almost a century ago, in a particularly suitable area where the sun shines for 300 days a year, Marsala. Founded in 1939 by the entrepreneurial spirit of a young man, Diego Genna (born in 1910), who knew how to fit well into the wine world. Over the years he handed down the passion for viticulture to his sons Michele (1939) and Aldo (1947), who thanks to the teachings of their father, their scrupulous and methodical processing of wine and also to the exceptional pedoclimatic conditions, have allowed the company to produce wines of a high organoleptic level.
And it is precisely the passion for wine, the common thread that has united the different generations of the Genna family in a single Spirit, up to the present day. Today the current director of the company is the namesake Diego Genna (born in 1972), assisted in the management by his sister Sandra Genna.
Az. Ag. Le Mandolare (Brognoligo di Monteforte, Verona, Veneto) www.cantinalemandolare.com
For more than half a century, in the cradle of Soave, the Le Mandolare winery has been producing grapes from the vineyards owned by Brognoligo, Castelcerino, Fittà and Monteforte in the province of Verona. A corner of the earth that was already chosen by the Bishops of Verona for their idle meditation since the 16th century. Also for this reason, the crops necessary for production are selected in order to respect the typologies of the area and, consequently, the natural heritage of the territory. Only such a traditional but avant-garde passion can create wines that can satisfy even the most demanding palates. The challenge of Renzo, Germana, Chiara and Riccardo year after year, is to reconcile innovation and tradition to promote the quality that we find in every wine. An important soil is that of “Le Mandolare”, which cultivates about 20 hectares of land made of lava basalt and limestone, in the area of ??the soave Classico. The long experience of the company, created by the forefather Giobatta, enhancing the typical characteristics of the territory, tells of a wine that is the result of respect for nature and attention to the environment.
Az. Ag. La Pierotta (Scarlino, Grosseto, Tuscany) www.lapierotta.it
The La Pierotta farm is located at the foot of Monte d’Alma, on the northern side of the Province of Grosseto, in the heart of the upper Tuscan Maremma. Cultivated by the Rustici family, it represents a historic company of wine production in Maremma with over 30 years of experience. It covers about fifteen hectares of land, thirteen of which are planted with vineyards, with a production of about eight hundred hectoliters of wine per year. Two denominations produced: Monteregio di Massa Marittima and Maremma Toscana. The range of products is complete with traditional vines such as Sangiovese, Ciliegiolo and Vermentino alongside Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
Alberto Bartali Winery (Castellina Scalo, Siena, Tuscany) www.bartalivini.it
In 1927 Alberto Bartali together with his wife Leda Pucci founded the company in the heart of the Chianti hills, on the slopes of the hill where Monteriggioni stands in the province of Siena. With his son Rivo, the company assumed a more important role in the wine market by expanding the working capacity as well as the commitment to quality production. The passion and attachment to the Tuscan land are handed down by Rivo to his sons Alberto, Wanda and Maria who, together with Marco, Wanda’s husband, consolidate and develop the company. The choice to carry on the family tradition today continues with their children Filippo, Linda and Andrea. Casa Vinicola Bartali owns 160 hectares divided into the two properties of Campinoti and Villa Casone and a production capacity of the highest level that projects the company on international markets with its Tuscan wines and wines of international character.
PICNIC WINE di Cantina Orsogna (Orsogna, Chieti, Abruzzo) www.orsognawinery.com
Cantina Cooperativa Orsogna is a historic cooperative founded in 1964 in the municipality of the same name, in the province of Chieti. Today about 95% of the area under vines is organically grown. The path of sustainability and respect for the territory culminated in 2018 with the recognition by the World Biodynamic Conference as the largest reality in the world. Awarded in 2012 as Best Winery in Italy at Vinitaly and with a medal that reaches 200 awards in important international wine competitions. The PICNIC WINE project and collection were created in the name of healthy, quality drinking, rediscovering the pleasure of conviviality in the open air with a touch of glamor. An invitation to have a picnic and to be together: sun, grass and a young and colorful basket with an ORGANIC WINE with authentic flavors.
Tenuta Barbadoro (Montespertoli, Florence, Tuscany) www.tenutabarbadoro.it
Tenuta Barbadoro is located on Via Volterrana, one of the most fascinating roads in Tuscany, which in ancient times connected the ancient Etruscan city of Volterra with Florence. The company stands at an altitude of 200m above sea level, on a panoramic hill near Montespertoli, with a 360 ° view of the 60 hectares of the property, of which 36 are planted with vineyards with different varieties of native grapes (Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Colorino, etc.) and international grapes (Merlot, Cabernet, Petit Verdot, etc.). The history of Barbadoro and his love for wine has five generations behind it: it was born in 1860 with the founder Serafino, in 1945 his son Ottavio founded the current Tenuta Barbadoro which is subsequently run with passion by the heirs to this day. From generation to generation, the love for product quality has always led to the pursuit of excellence but always with respect for nature, and this is how Tenuta Barbadoro has been producing its excellent wines in a certified ORGANIC way since 2007. The company motto is, and always will be: “we respect nature to give you the best”.
Cantina Vecchia Torre (Levarano, Lecce, Puglia) www.cantinavecchiatorre.it
A land rich in culture and resources, Leverano is the town of Salento in contact with the most authentic soul of the Apulian heel. Always known for the generosity of its soil and its particularly favorable geographical position for wine production, Leverano is located in an area known for the excellent quality of the grapes produced. In 1959 there were 44, all men and two women, small landowners, laborers and they gave life to the possible and unanimous dream of the Cantina Sociale Cooperativa di Leverano. Today that dream is Cantina Vecchia Torre, a fruitful production reality that aims to create wealth and economy, with an annual production capacity of 3.5 million bottles and 1100 members.
LUNARIA di Cantina Orsogna (Orsogna, Chieti, Abruzzo) www.lunaria.bio
The Cantina Cooperativa Orsogna is a historic agricultural reality born in 1964 on the slopes of the Majella National Park, 15km in the air line of the Adriatic Sea in an area where the microclimate has always allowed BIOLOGICAL production with the use of little invasive of grapes. In 2005 the LUNARIA Project was born, wanted by a group of partners / winemakers who embrace the idea, promoted by the Cooperative, of conducting the vineyards according to the principles of BIODYNAMIC agriculture and sharing the importance of safeguarding the territory, experiences and traditions. . All processing is subjected to a strict verification process certified by the DEMETER International Brand which guarantees even more attention to the naturalness of agricultural philosophy. The arrival of the subsequent VEGAN certification is a further milestone but not a point of arrival. In the biography of Lunaria wines there is all the heritage of this splendid territory: dreams, aspirations, organoleptic contents, values, projects and innovation.
The brothers Stefano and Ivano Crosariol run the farm “La Baratta”, started by their family in the ’30s, first in sharecropping and then in property. The area planted with vines is more than 20 hectares, cultivated with ORGANIC AGRICULTURE methods, bearing witness to the values of environmental protection to which the family has always been attached. The name LA BARATTA probably originates from the fact that that area of forest was the object of an exchange (barter) between the Republic of Venice, which owned all the forests that stretched from the sea to the mountains, and some noble Venetian family that had rendered services to the Serenissima. Notoriously at “Baratta” were always produced wines of recognized quality, as the soils in that area are particularly rich in calcareous clays.
Located in one of the most evocative points of the Arno Valley, where the hills chase each other towards Florence, Fattoria Le Sorgenti with its 60 hectares of which 17 are vineyards, is today a company that produces wine in the Chianti Colli appellation area. Fiorentini, area of the Supertuscans and Laudemio EVO Oil. The 1385 gate of the Villa Fattoria, probably made by the same craftsman who made the gate of Santa Croce in Florence, opens the doors of a unique place, a Renaissance villa a few kilometers from Florence, which is both Villa and Fattoria, in a concept as ancient as it is modern. On the one hand, the land and a production of excellence in perfect synergy with nature, on the other, man and the beauty he manages to create. All the wines of the company boast an important ORGANIC CERTIFICATION issued by the Ministry of the Environment and the Protection of the Territory and the Sea called the VIVA national program which aims to measure and improve the sustainability performance of the wine chain.
The Cantina Cooperativa Settesoli which is based in Menfi and brings together 2,000 farmers from three neighboring provinces, has believed since 1958 in the value of the community, in the quality of the wines it produces and in the economic, social and environmental well-being generated by teamwork. It grows the widest variety of grapes in Sicily: over 30 different cultivars on 6,000 hectares of land, which represent over 7% of the island’s vineyard. A global company that invests in the younger generations, that cultivates the future, that takes care of the vineyard while respecting the environment. This protects the winegrowers, the wine they produce and the territory in which their members live and work.
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Poggio Lupo is a hamlet in the Municipality of Allerona, north of Orvieto. Allerona takes its name from the ancient Lerona Castle, of which nowadays just the remains of the majestic walls are left, together with two gates called “Del Sole” and “Della Luna” or “Delle Fonti”. Here rises Poggio Lupo, our winery. A land next to the Rivarcale stream, alongside the ancient Etruscan-Roman “Strada dei Vini” (Wine Road), an important communication route dating back to the Etruscan times (IV century BC). The cultivation of vines has been an essential activity since roman times, as confirmed in the old Lerona Castel Statute. This ancient document (issued by Pope Sisto V in 1585) tells us indeed about the sale of wine and highly specialized viticulture, for those days. The Family Morgante owns this property since the early ‘900. As from 2014, Alberto and his father Massimo have started a careful renovation work of the vineyard by trying to bring new organic substances through plentiful natural manure, modernizing the agricultural machinery and, in addition, they have started changing the cultivation techniques by immediately adopting the organic ones.
The company is located in the heart of Tuscany, on the hills around Bolgheri. One of the most evocative wine paradise in Italy halfway between sea and land where the Bordeaux vines Merlot and Cabernet in particular have found their territory of excellence. Founded in 1950 by the Frollani family, it owns 120 hectares of vineyards among the most beautiful in the area which, thanks to the passion and skill of the winemakers and the winning collaboration of soil, environment and climate, gives its wines unique aromas and flavors.
Fattoria Massedonica di Calenzano (Florence) on the gentle hills of Tuscany, OLIVES: multi cultivar Leccino, Moraiolo, Frantoio and Pendolino, ODOR: Fruity of medium intensity, COLOR: golden yellow with vivid greenish reflections, TASTE: fresh and fragrant on the nose with hints of artichoke and wild herbs, sweet almond aftertaste with slightly bitter tones and spicy notes, leaving a round and enveloping finish.
The Lari Corrado & Son company of Certaldo in the province of Florence on the rolling hills of TUSCANY, presents its superior category Extra Virgin Olive Oil obtained directly from olives and solely through mechanical cold extraction procedures. Italian product FI-395
Azienda Agricola Venturini has 12 hectares for the cultivation of vines. These terroirs are located in a hilly area, in the heart of Valpolicella Classica, at an average altitude of 250 meters above sea level. It began in business in 1963 using the experience and love for the terroir of at least three generations, from grandfather Antonio to his son Massimino and now Daniele, Mirco and Giuseppina. As stated in their business mission: ‘Our wine is our story. It reflects, in a way that is as precise as it is unexpected, the character of the Venturini family – one that is very much of a part with a historic winegrowing area like that of the Valpolicella Classica. Wine is part of our traditions and has evolved with them. It is the expression of everyday life – both today and in the past.’
The Azienda Giovannini was founded on the gentle slopes of the territory of Imola in the mid-60s. In this land of the encounter between Emilia and Romagna, which has always been synonymous with generous conviviality and sincere devotion to the cult of Bacchus, the founder of the family Garibaldo Giovannini marked the beginning of a passion that still, after fifty years, continues undimmed in the passion of his son Giorgio and his grandson Jacopo. From the cultivation of the vine to the ageing in bottles, kept in a tunnel inside the hill, Giovannini wine achieves the result of a perfect balance between a focus on the new and continuity with the past in its immutable passion for a product that has been handed down from generation to generation. Since the harvest in 2008, organic production in both the vineyard and the winery has led the company Giovannini to produce its wines with complete respect for nature and the healthful winemaking practices.
The Azienda Giglio Nero farming business was born in 2018 out of the desire, passion and dedication of Lorenzo Biancalani. Right from the very start, he has been passionate about everything to do with viticulture and has strictly adhered first to ORGANIC, and then to VEGAN, agricultural best practice in following his intuition that love of terroir and all production in his vineyards should respect the cycles and seasons of nature. On the hills overlooking San Giovanni Valdarno in Tuscany, a terroir with a noble vocation to wine, Lorenzo and his partners create excellent wines that reflect in their simple and decisive character the fruits of hard work and a vision for a more sustainable future.
Cantine Povero (Cisterna d’Asti, Asti, Piedmont) www.cantinepovero.com
The Cantine Povero story began in 1948 when its founder planted the first vineyard and felt a strong surge of emotion and deep attachment for his terroir, as well as the pride of continuing the tradition of his ancestors whose roots go back to 1837 – a precious heritage of ancient wisdom, experience and art that has been handed down in the Tumlin Family from those distant times until today. Ours is the story of a family and an alliance between old and new generations, which today enables us to restore past glories while welcoming the innovations of the future. 45 hectares of vineyards where a perfect symbiosis, a strong union between humankind and nature where each stage is supported by expert oenological practice that turns a glass of wine into true poesy of the senses: balance, immediacy, depth, preciousness.
Cantina Santa Maria la Palma – Alghero, Sardegna www.santamarialapalma.it
It all began in 1946, in the lands of the Nurra, reclaimed and bestowed to the farmers following the agrarian reform affecting Sardinia immediately following the Second World War. Expert and courageous hands, able to grasp the soul of a terroir that seemed perfectly fashioned for wine. So it was that one hundred of them decided to become partners and, together, found the Cantina Santa Maria La Palma winery in 1959. Today, past and future meet in every new technology and in all of the winery’s projects—offspring of a tradition that has always combined innovation and a love for the terroir. 700 hectares of land put to use to bring forth and give life to the diverse, profound nuances of Sardinian wine, with the same passion and dedication for both the labours of bygone times and the most advanced technologies of today.
Born of the wish of winemakers who have always shown their love for this terroir, the Cantina di Custoza, founded in 1968, is the perfect expression of the capability and potential of its members, who pool their production from an area of about 1,000 hectares, located mainly on the morainic hills south of Lake Garda. Cantina di Custoza’s wines tell the story of the land from which they spring and grow – the symbol of the indissoluble link between tradition and innovation. From the harvest to the table, the wines of Cantina di Custoza tell of the people and of the terroir which made them so special and recognizable and which, with every sip of tradition and love for the culture of all things wholesome and good, emerge to engage the passionate wine taster in a veritable sensory experience.
The Polvanera estate is located in Puglia between Acquaviva Delle Fonti and Gioia del Colle (just 20 minutes away from Matera) in a terroir that has always had an agricultural vocation, nestling deep in a unique landscape of vineyards, dry stone walls and oak barrels. Filippo Cassano, owner and winemaker has always wanted to focus on pure winemaking and an ORGANIC way of working with the aim of enhancing the Primitivo grape and other autochthonous vines. The Cantina, unusual and rather distinctive, is dug eight meters into the limestone rock, which offers the perfect atmospheric conditions for the wines to age and mature.
Wine for the Savini family has always been a passion, which turned into a reality for its founder Sor Domè in 1934 when his love for the land led him to turn it into a business. Subsequently, together with his son Onorato, a graduate of the prestigious Cerletti Enological Institute of Conegliano, he enlarged the winery and bought vineyards in the most suitable areas of Marche. In recent years, the family has further expanded the estates, renovated and converted the vineyards to organic production, and invested in the winery close to the sea. A bountiful land that extends from the blue mountains to the Adriatic where tradition and rural authenticity create the quality wines from an estate with over 80 years of experience.Azienda Agricola NARDI VITICOLTORI (Castellina in Chianti, Siena, Toscana) www.nardiviticoltori.it
Nardi Viticoltori’s adventure started in the 1990s when Enrico Nardi bought this property located in the hills of the Sienese countryside a few kilometres from Castellina in Chianti in the heart of the terroir of the “CHIANTI CLASSICO GALLO NERO”. Together with his wife and children, Enrico transformed his great passion for agriculture into a business that today comprises 40 hectares of land, about ten of which are cultivated with vineyards. Among the varieties of grapes grown here, the main red grape variety is the Sangiovese, the King of the Tuscan varieties that has made this wonderful land so famous throughout the world. The estate has been run since 2010 by Enrico’s sons, Angelo and Giacomo, who are firmly focussed on the wine sector after acquiring their passion and experience in two large Gallo Nero wineries. While remaining very much tied to the traditions of their terroir, the owners have tried also to add a soupcon of freshness and innovation to their wines and modern processing techniques so as to accentuate the very high quality of their products.Azienda Agricola Grappolo d’Oro (Cividale del Friuli, Udine, Friuli) www.vinigrappolodoro.com
Grappolo d’Oro, born in 1974 of the Martincigh family’s passion for viticulture, is located in the Colli Di Spessa, which sits at the heart of the DOC area of the Colli Orientali del Friuli. The approximately 20 hectares of terraced vineyards enjoy an ideal south-southwest exposure protected by the Julian Alps and are influenced by the nearby presence of the sea. The grapes ripen in a mild, breezy climate that favours the ripening of the grapes and a considerable accumulation of aromas in the skin of the grapes. Research on how to achieve the finest quality possible using the latest technologies and respect for tradition is this estate’s winning formula. Autochthonous and international vines that express the very heart and soul of the Friulian people. Fresh, fruity and drinkable wines—the result of hard work and a love for terroir.Cantina Tre Castelli (Montaldo Bormida, Alessandria, Piemonte) www.trecastelli.it
In the shade of ancient castles and surrounded by rolling hills of Upper Monferrato, rises the Tre Castelli Winery, founded in 1955 by a group of local winemakers. An area with a strong vocation to winemaking where clay and chalk soils alternate thus providing different vines perfect conditions to produce wines of great character and intense sensations.Camigliano (Montalcino, Siena, Toscana) www.camigliano.it
One of the largest estates in Montalcino including a real village with churches, schools and several homes. 90 hectares of vineyards within the Val d’Orcia Park UNESCO World Heritage site—one of the most beautiful places in the world thanks to the rapport between its natural landscape and its integration with the vinicultural works of humankind.Santa Lucia (Talamone, Grosseto, Toscana) www.azsantalucia.com
A wonderful winery surrounded by 25 hectares of vineyards with a wonderful view of the sea of Talamone and the mountains of the Uccellina Natural Park: a magical place where we can truly say that sea meets wine in the area of Morellino di Scansano production which lies closest to the coast.Cortenormanna (Guardia Sanframondi, Benevento, Campania) www.cortenormanna.it
In the heart of Sannio, land of winemakers, this winery stands in a terroir that enjoys a rather special microclimate. The rows of vines and the foliage of the olive trees define the sunny pristine hills where for over sixty years Cortenormanna has been producing wine in its own 20 hectares of vineyards, with expertise, mindful of its past, and full of passion.Poggio Capponi (Montespertoli, Firenze, Toscana) www.poggiocapponi.it
Built at the end of 1400, Fattoria Poggio Capponi nestles deep in the green hills of Florence, dominating a beautiful, fascinating landscape of olive trees, wheat, cypresses and 36 hectares of vineyards. The sheer excitement offered by this estate’s wines is the fruit of history, tradition and innovation cultivated by the Rousseau Colzi family.
San Martino Vini (Visnà di Vazzola, Treviso, Veneto) www. sanmartinovini.it
“The vine has been our life for three generations.” This is the slogan of the San Martino estate. From the ‘60s to the present day, it has handed down its passion for wine and husbandry of its vineyards and autochthonous grapes, from father to son, from grandfather Luigi Cescon to his son Giovanni through his nephew Walter. The wines are grown with utmost loving devotion on the plot of land owned by the estate along the River Piave, around the winery in Visnà di Vazzola in the heart of the province of Treviso and Conegliano and Valdobbiadene hills on terroir most suited to the creation of Prosecco. A love of nature and the search for quality and tradition combined with technological innovation, have transformed the grapes grown on the estate into the perfect expression of the terroir that proudly bears the world-renowned name of San Martino Vini.Azienda Agricola Toblino (Sarche, Trento, Trentino Alto Adige) www.toblino.it
Founded in 1960 by a group of local wine-growers, the cooperative is located in the middle of fields planted with vines near the romantic lake of Toblino in the province of Trento – an area of ancient winemaking traditions, where the quality of wines is guaranteed by the origin of grapes produced only in the hilly areas and cultivated by the skilled hands of its 560 members.Cantina Cupertinum (Copertino, Lecce, Puglia) www.cupertinum.it
In 1935, the Cantina Cooperativa Del Copertino (Cupertinum) was born from the ambition of 35 winemakers in this area of Salento who, renouncing individualism, set themselves the goal of handling the vinification of their grapes and the marketing of their wines themselves. Today there are about 350 proud winemakers who, each year, together pool their harvest from the sweet plains of Puglia, almost in the very centre of the Salento Peninsula. The total area for vine cultivation is about 400 hectares. The grapes, which come from the finest portions of the terroir and from vineyards cultivated mainly with the traditional Puglia bush vines, make possible the production of wines of excellence that inspire experts and enthusiasts alike.Ca’Tullio (Aquileia, Udine, Friuli) www.catullio.it
The estate is located on a generously sized area of land extending over 100 hectares of vineyards that stretch from the sea right up to the mountains.
The winery is located in a large building originally used for drying and processing tobacco which was completely rebuilt in 1994 and adapted for its new function. The refurbishment, while preserving intact its original architectural form, has restored it to its original, unspoilt beauty. Our business philosophy thus reflects the sense of tradition, passion and innovation that are translated into the way all our raw materials are put to good use so as to suffuse the wine with authenticity and quality.
Cantina Sant’ Isidoro (Corridonia, Macerata, Marche) www.villasantisidoro.it
From the restoration of an ancient noble residence came forth the Cantina Sant’Isidoro winery, located on the magnificent hills of Macerata in one of most important wine-producing areas of the Marche. The estate possesses 13 hectares of vineyards located on the clay and chalk soils suitable for producing healthy, quality grapes. There it cultivates autochthonous grapes and international vines in accordance with the ancient winemaking traditions that attach humankind to the land.Azienda Agricola Serni Fulvio Luigi (Loc. le Lame, Castagneto Carducci, Toscana) www.sernifulvioluigi.it
The Azienda Agricola Serni Fulvio Luigi estate is situated in an excellent location in the countryside between Castagneto Carducci and Bolgheri and has 20 hectares of terroir on the beautiful hills above and in the plain below close to the famous avenue of cypresses that leads to the village of Bolgheri, three of which are planted with vines. It has always been expertly managed following the agricultural traditions of the family, who personally tend their terroir and its fruit using natural cultivation. The philosophy of the Serni Family is to focus on the quality of their wines that are the perfect expression of typical Bolgheri vines: Cabernet, Merlot and Sangiovese. The new winery built only a few years ago is at the heart of a company where tradition and technological innovation blend in perfect harmony
The Fattoria Ambra estate is located in the heart of the Carmignano DOCG, one of the most beautiful areas of Tuscany, where grapes have been grown since time immemorial. This DOCG is the oldest in the world and, at the same time, the smallest plot of terroir in Italy. It was the Grand Duke of Tuscany Cosimo III de’ Medici in 1716 who issued a ban laying down the rules for the production of “Carmignano”. The Romei Rigoli Family has been the owner of this estate since the middle of the last century, where they have positioned their 20 hectares of vineyards among the finest crus of the terroir. Sangiovese, Canaiolo and Cabernet Sauvignon (known here as “Francesca grapes”) are the vines with which Ambra produces its wonderful wines.
The Cooperativa Agricola LA GINESTRA farmers’ cooperative was founded in 1978 in San Casciano V.P. on the rolling hills near Florence by a group of young enthusiasts with the dream of maintaining and restoring Tuscan agricultural tradition. So it has been only natural that since 1989 they have chosen ORGANIC FARMING as a sign of eco-friendly agricultural production without the use of any synthetic chemicals and while respecting EU regulations and standards laid down by authorized control bodies. The Estate today includes 125 hectares divided between arable land, pastures, woods and olive groves. Vine cultivation was not something they did when they started the business, but was added later, about 11 years ago. Currently, the estate extends over around six hectares where they cultivate autochthonous Tuscan grapes such as Sangiovese, Colorino and Canaiolo, and international vines such as Cabernet and Merlot. Natural flavours and scents resound through the wonderful wines that we offer.
Azienda Agricola Biologica SGALY (Ortezzano, Fermo, Marche) www.sgaly.it
The Azienda Agricola Sgaly estate was founded in the nineteenth century by the progenitors of the Sgalippa family on the gentle hills of the Marche, in the province of Ascoli Piceno. A terroir that has always been perfect for viticulture and immediately yielded excellent results with the Montepulciano, Barbera and Chardonnay vines. In the second half of the 1990s, it began a corporate restructuring plan that included the introduction of an innovative production philosophy based on the respect for the environment and therefore oriented towards obtaining healthy, authentic grapes, which had came to fruition in 2004 by complying with ORGANIC Agriculture Certification. The fine wines that the Sgalippa Family sells under the SGALY brand are the ultimate proof of the daily effort and commitment across all the 10 hectares of vineyards planted with vines (which are located at 300 meters above sea level).
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Azienda Agricola Biologica LE CALLE (Cinigiano, Grosseto, Toscana) www.lecalle.it
L’Azienda Agricola Biologica “Le Calle” organic estate is located on the rolling hills of Cinigiano in the heart of the Maremma and enjoys one of the most extraordinary views on the territory of the DOCG Montecucco. In this evocative corner of Tuscany, the Catocci family has, over the years and from generation to generation, been putting down their roots in passionately developing solid agricultural expertise, quickly joined by a passion for winemaking. This has led to the creation of some excellent wines, whose character and authenticity reflect a production philosophy which respects the tradition and love for this particular terroir. The crowning achievement of their work led to their becoming fully compliant with ORGANIC Farming standards.
Azienda Agricola Biologica-Vegana CANTINA CERRETANO (Orsogna, Chieti, Marche) cantinacerretano.wixsite.com/cerretano-vini
The Cantina Cerretano winery was founded in the early 1900s in the village of Orsogna in the province of Chieti in Abruzzo, a few kilometres from the wonderful Majella Natural Park. The founder Domenico “facciabella” (beautiful face) Cerretano began to trade wines throughout Abruzzo with a passion that has been passed down from generation to generation and that has transformed the estate over the years into a modern wine business producing both local autochthonous and international wines. Based on their close, respectful relationship with the natural environment, they decided in 2014 to convert to being an organic estate both in terms of grape production and wine certification. Then came a further big step in the years following: to produce wines that excel in every sense of the word, to produce ethical, cruelty-free, plant-based products for the sake of the terroir and the winery by becoming compliant with the VEGAN-OK product standard: tradition and authenticity, respect for life and nature, and taste—all in a glass of wine. A pleasant sensory experience.