Agripunica : Wines from Sardinia - Barrua, Montessu,... - Considered to be one of the most renowned names in the production of exceptional wines, Agripunica or Agricola Punica was born out of a collaboration between Santadi, the Carignan specialist in Sardinia and the Tenuta San Guido (Sassicaia) and Giacomo Tachis, the oenological ‘father’ of Sassicaia and other famous wines of Tuscany.
Altesino : wines from Tuscany : Brunello di Montalcino, Rosso di Montalcino, … - A leader in terms of the various important innovations it has provided in the production of Sangiovese di Montalcino, Altesino was quickly able to establish itself and become a reference point throughout the famous area of the Montalcino region.
Antolini: Italian wines from Veneto - Amarone Ca'Cato, Amarone Moropio, Corvina, Recioto della Valpolicella, Ripasso, Theobroma, Valpolicella Superiore Persega - Since 1992 the Antolini brothers, Pier Paolo and Stefano, are taking care of the family owned vineyard, located in a hilly area at Marano in Valpolicella.
Argiolas : wines from Sardinia - Turriga, Korem, … - A highly-reputed producer and considered one of the major wine families in Sardinia, the Argiolas firm was born under the leadership of Francesco in 1918, who planted vines and started producing wine rigorously, seeking quality above all other things.
Berta : grappas from Italy - Bric del Gaian, Elisi, La Musa, Tra Noi, Roccanivo, Tre Soli Tre - The Berta distillery was founded in 1947 by Paolo Berta. Today, it is managed by her two sons, Gianfranco and Enrico ("Chicco"). The family business is located in Monferrato in the Asti region, in the heart of the Piedmont hills, in a preserved natural environment.
Bodega El Nido: Spanish wines from Jumila - Clio, El Nido - Located in the Aragona valley, 10 kilometers from the town of Jumilla in southeastern Spain, the Bodega el Nido of the famous Juan Gil Bodegas Familiares group was founded in 2002 with the challenge of making it one of the main spearheads of the qualitative revolution in Jumilla.
Bodega Matarromera: Spanish wines from Ribero del Duero - Matarromera Crianza - Located in the heart of the Ribera del Duero region, on the hills of the north coast overlooking the district of Valbuena de Duero in Valladolid, the Viñedos y Bodegas SA winery, commonly known as Matarromera, has been a world-renowned estate since its establishment in 1988.
Bodegas y Vinedos Alion: Spanish wines from Ribera del Duero - Alion - One of the famous estates of the Alvarez family, which also includes Bodegas Vega Sicilia and its famous Unico, is an estate located in the Spanish town of Peñafiel in the province of Valladolid which is well worth a visit: Bodegas Alion.
Bolla : wines from Veneto - Amarone della Valpolicella Bolla, Amarone Le Origini, Recioto, … - Bolla has spent over 130 years building its spotless reputation. It was in 1883 that Adele Bolla started producing wines that were already considered at the time the finest wines in the Soave region, in the province of Venice.
Ca'del Bosco: Italian wines from Lombardy - Franciacorta Ca' del Bosco - When Annamaria Clementi Zanella, Maurizio's mother, moved to Erbusco to set up a vineyard, the young boy was only 15 years old and discovered the beauty of the Franciacorta region. It became a passion of his life.
Cantagallo: Italian wines from Tuscany - Cantagallo Chianti Riserva, Gioveto - Located about thirty kilometres west of Florence, in the area of Chianti di Montalbano, the Tenuta Cantagallo has been owned by the Pierazzuoli family since 1970. The south facing vineyards and the proximity of the sea offer an ideal environment for the typical Chianti grape, Sangiovese. On an area of 30 hectares, the soil is composed mainly of clay-limestone and tufa.
Cantina della Vernaccia : wines from Sardinia - Corash, Maimone, Is Arutas, Terresinis, … - The consecration of Oristano Vernaccia nationally and internationally is mainly due to the creation in 1953 of the Cantina della Vernaccia, 4 km north of the town of Oristano located in west central Sardinia.
Cantina Due Palme : wines from Puglia - Selvarossa, … - The Cantina Due Palme is a Puglian cooperative founded in 1989 in Cellino San Marco, in the province of Brindisi in the heart of upper Salento. At the heart of the project is Angelo Maci, who comes from a family of winegrowers and who has made the Cantina Due Palme one of the largest and most prolific cooperatives in Puglia and Southern Italy in general.
Cantina Paolini : wines from Sicily - Gurgo Nero d'Avola, Gurgo Frappato-Syrah, ... - The history of Cantina Paolini coincides with the abolition of privileges and the distribution of the land of the nobility of Marsala, in the west of Sicily. It was during this period that the redistribution of the plots of land saw the revival of small landowners and winemakers who went on to start growing and tending to vineyards with passion and expertise.The advent of this new class of landowners later went on to encourage a few winegrowers, expert agronomists and oenologists to join forces in 1970 and come together under a single brand: Cantina Paolini.
Cantina Sanpaolo: Italian wines from Campania - Aglianico, Falanghina, Greco di Tufo Claudio Quarta, Jacarando Brut Rosé, Taurasi Riserva, Taurasi Sigillo Ellenico, Toto Bianco, Toto Rosso - Cantina Sanpaolo is in a hilly area between the provinces of Avellino and Benevento, with a wide variety of soil types in the vineyards, ranging from clayey to chalky and sandy and influenced by the volcanic ash from the mighty volcano Vesuvius.
Casa Cesilia: Spanish wines from Alicante - Ad Gaude, Casa Cesilia Crianza, Casa Cesilia Roble - The vineyards of Casa Cesilia are situated in a privileged enclave on the outskirts of the city of Novelda (Alicante). The Mediterranean climate benefits from a slight continental influence and frequent wind.
Cascina del Monastero: Italian wines from Piedmont - Barbera d'Alba Superiore Leprie, Barolo Bricco Luciani, Barolo Bricco Rocca Riund, Barolo Perno, Langhe Nebbiolo, Langhe Rosso Sarset - In 1926, Alessio Grasso, a winemaker in Treiso, bought this old property located in the small village of "Annunziata di La Morra" a few kilometres from Alba. In the 18th century, the Cascina del Monastero was a monastery of Benedictine monks.
Castello di Bolgheri: Italian wines from Tuscany - Varvara - Since 1984, these vineyards of 50 hectares are part of the property of the Contessa Franca Spalletti Trivelli, mother of the oenologist Federico Zileri, who also made the wines of his father (Poggio a Poppiano).
Celler Laurona, spanish wines from Montsant - Laurona - Born out of the passion of two friends and key players in the world of Spanish wine, Christopher Cannan and René Barbier, the famous winemaker who was able to garner Priorat its global recognition, Celler Laurona was founded in 1999 in the Tarragona region, under the Monsant appellation (D.O.).More infos
Corte dei Venti: Italian wines from Tuscany - Brunello di Montalcino, Rosso di Montalcino, Silvana - Corte dei Venti is located in the south-west of Montalcino, a region of red earth, very sunny between Sant’Angelo and Castelnuovo dell’Abate. The history of the winery dates back to 1943, when the Clara Monaci family (the Pieri family) took over a farm called Piancornello.
Dominio de Pingus : spanish wines from Ribera del Duero - Pingus, Flor de Pingus - Founded in 1995 by Peter Sisseck, a Dane who studied in Bordeaux, then California, before starting his career in 1990 at the Hacienda Monasterio in Ribera del Duero, Dominio de Pingus owes its legendary status to him alone.More infos
Donne Fittipaldi: Italian wines from Tuscany - Donne Fittipaldi Rosso, Donne Fittipaldi Superiore - The story of "Donne Fittipaldi" began in 2004, when the Fittipali Menarini family decided to plant a few hectares of vines in Bolgheri in the heart of Tuscany. The varieties planted were Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Orpicchio.
Eguren Ugarte: Spanish wines from Rioja - Eguren Ugarte Crianza, Eguren Ugarte Reserva - The wine story of the Ugarte family, in the heart of Rioja Alavesa, dates back to the year 1870. On the pilgrimage route of Santiago de Compostela, between Sierra de Tolono and the medieval town of Laguardia in Paganos, the grandson of the founder, Vitorino Eguren Ugarte, built the imposing estate "Eguren Ugarte" in 1989.
Fattoria dei Barbi: Italian wines from Tuscany - Brunello di Montalcino Barbi - The Fattoria dei Barbi extends over 306 hectares (95 of which are planted with vines) between Montalcino and Scansano in Tuscany. Stefano Cinelli Colombini, heir of the ancient Sienese lineage present in Montalcino since 1352, now manages this family estate.
Fertuna : italian wines from Tuscany - Dropello, Messiio, Pactio, Vermouth Etrusco Bianco, Vermouth Etrusco Nero - The story of Fertuna started in 1997 in Tuscany, in the heart of the famous Maremma region, between the villages of Castiglione della Pescaia and Gavorrano under the Maremma DOC appellation.
The Fiegl estate is located in Oslavia in the Collio region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, very close to the border with Slovenia. The ventilated microclimate and the temperature range (between day and night) are ideal for growing vines. The soil is mainly composed of a stratification of clay and marl, commonly known as "ponca".
Firriato - italian wines from Sicily - Camelot Harmonium Santagostino - It was in the heart of the countryside in Trapani, Sicily that the story of the Firriato winery started in 1985. Through hard work and passion, Salvatore di Gaetano and his wife Vinzia Novara, lovers of their birthplace, established one of the island’s most renowned wineries in this rugged region.
Fontanafredda: Italian wines from Piedmont - Moscato D'Asti le Fronde - The Fontanafredda estate was created in 1858 in the Langhe hills, in the heart of the famous wine region of Piedmont. A true pioneer and point of reference for the region, Fontanafredda continues to innovate without denying its roots and the achievements of past generations.
Fosso Corno: Italian wines from Abruzzo - Aires, Il Grande Silenzio, Mayro, Riserva Fosso Corno - Fosso Corno Estate is located in Roseto Degli Abruzzi in the province of Teramo and covers 30 hectares on a single hill. From one side of the hill you can admire the deep blue of the Adriatic Sea, whereas towards the west you can enjoy a view of the imposing mountains of the Gran Sasso.
Gaja : Italian wines from Piedmont and Tuscany - Barbaresco, Magari,... - The history of the Gaja family goes back to 1859, when the estate was founded by Giovanni Gaja. After the 2nd World War, Giovanni Gaja, the founder's grandson, undertook a series of plot acquisitions in order to make a qualitative leap in scale of production.
Guado al Tasso: Italian wines from Tuscany - Il Bruciato - Guado al Tasso is closely linked to the mythical Antinori family and is part of recent history as the first vintage dates back to 1990. Located close to the medieval village of Bolgheri in Tuscany, Guado al Tasso is nestled on the coast in a natural amphitheatre bordered by hills.
Le Farnete: Italian wines from Tuscany - Barco Reale Di Carmignano, Carmignano Riserva - Located about twenty kilometres west of Florence, in the area of Carmignano, the Tenuta Le Farnete has been owned by the Pierazzuoli family since 1990. The north facing vineyard offers an ideal environment for Cabernet Sauvignon. On an area of 11 hectares, the soil is composed mainly of clay and quartz.
Leone de Castris - italian wines from Puglia - Donna Lisa Five Roses Five Roses Brut Negrino Per lui Pierale Salice Salento Villa Santera - The story of the Leone de Castris winery started in 1665, when it was founded by Duke Oronzo in the small village of Salice Salentino, near the town of Lecce in Puglia.
In 1947 Giovanni Maculan began his project in Breganze, a charming village at the foot of the Asiago plateau in the province of Vicenza in the Veneto region. The mild climate is favourable to the cultivation of vines and olive trees. The soil of this region is ideal for grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay and Vespaiolo.
Mas Martinet: Spanish wines from Priorat - Mas Martinet, Martinet Bru - Mas Martinet was founded in 1989 by José Luis Pérez Ovejero. He works today with his daughter Sara Pérez, who is the oenologist of the estate and also the wife of René Barbier IV. The Perez family were among the first, along with the Barbier family, to have believed in Priorat wines and therefore contributed to their current reputation.
Owned by the Masi family since the beginning of the 20th century, Fattoria di Basciano is located in the heart of the Rufina region, one of the subdivisions of the Chianti appellation. About 45 minutes east of Florence, the estate is located on a hill overlooking the Argomenna Valley and the Sive River. The vineyard of the estate benefits from a microclimate ideal for the ripening of the grapes and its predominantly stony soil which is called "Galestro".More infos
Meritxell Palleja: Spanish wines from Priorat - Buxus, La Costa del Riu, Magran, Nita, Torrent - Meritxell Palleja is one of the new talents of Priorat. After having worked and been trained for 18 years under the demands and excellence of Alvaro Palacios, as well prestigious vineyards in Napa Valley and Burgundy, she finally decided to go her own way.
Oasi degli Angeli : italian wines from Marche - Kurni, Kupra, ... - Oasi degli Angeli is a different estate. Different in its philosophy, by the personality of its producers, Eleonora and Marco Casolanetti, by its wines that leave no one indifferent and the vision of the young couple who more than the wine, offer a unique and complete experience in every sense of the term. A small area of 17 hectares at extremely low yield, since only 6,600 bottles are produced per year.
Since 1880, the Pellegrino family has always personally managed the activities in the vineyard and in the cellar. Even today, the seventh generation, Pietro, Paola, Sebastiano, Benedetto, Maria Chiara, Massimo and Caterina still participate daily in the management of the company. A long family history of respect, care, love and dedication, values handed down from father to son, which today make it one of the greatest Sicilian wine families.
Pio Cesare : italian wines from Piedmont - Barolo, Barbaresco, ... - Founded in 1881, the Pio Cesare winery is the work of the eponymous Pio Cesare, one of the first producers to capitalise on the great potential and quality of wines such as Barolo, Barbaresco and Barbera, along with some other great Piedmontese wines.
Planeta : italian wines from Sicily - Syrah Maroccoli, Santa Cecilia, Sito dell'Ulmo Merlot, Burdese, Chardonnay Planeta, Cometa, ... Although the story of Planeta officially started in 1995, its foundations date back to the year 1500 between Sambuca di Sicilia and Menfi, 17 generations ago. Today, Planeta is not one, but 5 ways of expressing a terroir all united under a single banner.
Podere Orma : italian wines from Tuscany - Orma, ... Podere Orma is a success story started by the Italian wine guru Antonio Moretti, also the owner of the famous Tenuta Sette Ponti in Tuscany, Poggio al Lupo in the Maremma and Feudo Maccari in Sicily. All wineries with evocative and famous names which speak volumes about the talent of the man known as Dottore Moretti.
Poli : grappas from Italy - Cleopatra, Sassicaia, 24 Carati, Sarpa - The history of the Poli family of Schiavon (in Veneto) is closely linked to the history of the distillery. This legendary family business was founded in 1898 and is now run by brothers and sisters Barbara, Andrea, Giampaolo and Jacopo.
Rainoldi: Italian wines from Lombardy - Sfursat Fruttaio Ca'Rizzieri Rainoldi - Aldo Rainoldi was formed in 1925 under the leadership of Giuseppe Rainoldi, who named the company in honour of his eponymous son. Located note far from Chiuro, in the province of Sondrio (Valtellina) in Lombardy, over the course of 100 years Aldo Rainoldi has become one of the very finest wine producers in the region.
Real Sitio de Ventosilla: Spanish wines from Ribera del Duero - Prado Rey Premium - Innovation, quality and diversity are the basic principles of Real Sitio de Ventosilla. This farm specialized in viticulture in the 90s. For a long time the grapes were sold to Pesquera and Protos.
René Barbier y Sara Perez : spanish wines from Priorat - Dido, Venus, Partida Pedrer, Partida Bellvisos, La Vinya del Vuit, ... - In the Priorat, there is only one king, René Barbier Senior. But there are several princes and princesses who have also made the region famous, including René Barbier Junior, the son of René Barbier Senior (Clos Mogador) and his wife Sara Pérez, the daughter of the winegrower Jose Luis Pérez Ovejero (Mas Martinet ).
Rocca delle Macie: Italian wines from Chianti - Brunello di Montalcino Esperienza N.8 - Rocca delle Macie is located in the heart of the Chianti Classico area, in Castellina in Chianti. When this estate was bought by Italo Zingarelli in 1973, the vineyard was only 2 hectares out of the 93.
San Fabiano di Calcinaia : italian wines from Tuscany - Cellole, Cerviolo, Casa Boschino, ... - The story of San Fabiano di Calcinaia started in 1983 when Guido Serio and his wife Isa bought estates in the village of San Fabiano, located in the famous Chianti Classico region in Tuscany.
San Lazzaro: Italian wines from Marche - Bordo, Grifola, Pistillo, Podere 72, Polesio, Renzo - It was above all to perpetuate the family tradition that Paolo Capriotti and Elisetta Carosi founded in 2003 the domain San Lazzaro in the Piceno region in the province of Marche in Italy.
Setteanime: Italian wines from Veneto - Incrocio Manzoni, Pinot Grigio, Prosecco Emma Superiore Brut DOCG, Prosecco Setteanime Extra Dry, Rabosa Furioso - Seven brothers and sisters, "the seven souls" manage the estate family property in Treviso on the banks of the river Piave. They are passionate about nature and native vines. Their philosophy is to work the wonders of nature in single grape varieties and to respect the dynamics of the earth.
Taurino : italian wines from Puglia - Patriglione, Notarpanaro, Kompa, Cosimo Taurino, I Sierri, Le Ricordanze, Primitivo 7, Salice Salentino Riserva, Scaloti - With particular zeal, the Taurino family has maintained a secular and traditional know-how, even today, allowing modern equipment to control each stage of production accurately. It is the combination of the passion and craftsmanship of yesteryear, together with technology to improve the production process that Taurino has been able to produce a wine of the highest quality, recognised and appreciated throughout the world.
Tenuta dell'Ornellaia: Italian wines from Tuscany - Grappa Ornellaia, Le Serre Nuove, Le Volte, Masseto, Ornellaia - An extremely famous winery in the picturesque village of Bolgheri in Tuscany, the Tenuta dell’Ornellaia needs no introduction, so great are its quality and popularity. For the uninitiated, it was in 1981, in the heart of the Bolgheri appellation, that the Tenuta dell’Ornellaia was founded, 60km south of Pisa, on the west coast of Tuscany.
Tenuta di Trinoro: Italian wines from Tuscany - Le Cupole - Located in a remote area of Tuscany, halfway between Florence and Rome in the heart of a valley near the village of Sarteano, the Tenuta di Trinoro is one of the wineries elevated to the rank of legend by collectors from all around the world.
Tenuta San Guido: Italian wines from Tuscany - Guidalberto, Le Difese, Sassicaia - This is undoubtedly the most famous winery in Tuscany and the whole of Italy. What is the source of its fame? Its legendary wine, one of the most highly sought-after by wine enthusiasts and collectors: Sassicaia.
Tenuta Sette Ponti: Italian wines from Tuscany - Crognolo, Oreno, Poggio Al Lupo - The Tenuta Sette Ponti is located near the historic town of Arezzo in the homeland of Sangiovese and Chianti, in Tuscany. A tribute to the River Arno which irrigates the fertile lands of the estate and which has seven bridges between Florence and Arezzo, the Tenuta Sette Ponti was created out of the Moretti family’s purchase of land from the nobility.
Tenute di Eméra: Italian wines from Puglia - Qu.Ale, Sud del Sud, Oro di Emera Primitivo di Manduria, Primitivo Antico Sigillo, Salice Salentino Celebration, Anima di Negroamaro, Anima di Primitivo, Negroamaro Celebration, Uve di Troia Celebration, Chardonnay Celebration, Rosato del Salento Eméra, Primitivo Celebration - Inspired by the Greek god symbolising the day, the domain name Tenute di Eméra is a tribute to the ancient origin of the wine of the Salento area (sometimes called the land of light) in the province of Puglia in Italy.
Torres: Spanish wines from Penedès - Atrium, Celeste, Ibericos, Mas La Plana, Vina Esmeralda - If only one single Spanish producer is worth a mention, it would have to be Torres. The largest producer of DO wine (Denominaciónes de Origen) in Spain, Torres is - more than any other winery - at the source of the interest, followed by the great success, that Spanish wines currently enjoy.
Travaglini: Italian wines from Piedmont - Gattinara, Gattinara Tre Vigne - A family winery situated in the heart of the Gattinara hills in Piedmont, Travaglini has existed since 1958, the year in which Arturo Travaglini started to passionately produce his ‘Gattinara DOCG’, using that famous Piedmontese grape variety, Nebbiolo.