Serego Alighieri

Located in the heart of the Valpolicella Classica district, Possessioni Serego Alighieri is just a few kilometres from the historic city centre of Verona and the beauty of Lake Garda. In 1353, the charming estate (already famous for the quality of its vineyards), was bought by Pietro Alighieri, son of Dante the Poet. For 21 […]

Duca Catemario

Within Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Collio is far to the east and borders both Austria and Slovenia between the Julian Alps and the Adriatic Sea. Cool air at night helps maintain acidity levels in the grapes, while the unique local soil (ponca, an ancient, layered marl and sandstone filled with sea fossils) gives the wines their characteristic […]

Cantina Mesa

Mesa (meaning dinner table in the local dialect) is the brainchild of Gavino Sanna, who branched out from advertising in 2004 to create a range of wines from his homeland. The 66-hectare estate is on the slopes of Sant’Anna Arresi, near Porto Pino. This southerly coastal belt of the island is known as the Lower […]

Vallepicciola

At the end of the 1990s, the Bolfo family began renovations on the ruins of a 17C convent and its surrounding vineyards within the UGA of Castelnuovo Berardenga, to the Siena end of the Chianti Classico area.  The estate is quite large – 265 hectares including 105 hectares under vine – with various terroirs but […]

Villa Rosa

Villa Rosa’s vines extend over 30 hectares in Castellina in Chianti at altitudes between 225 and 425 metres. The Cecchi Family purchased the property from the Lucherini Bandini Family in 2015, after their careful stewardship over 70 years. As soon as the company was purchased, a meticulous project of soil profiling commenced, consisting of in-depth […]

Finca Fella

When Tommaso Ciampoli of Fantini Wines went to the region of Castilla La Mancha on a business trip, he was dazzled by a parcel of 25 hectares of century-old vines to the southwest of Valencia. They rested on a plateau ranging from 700 to 900 meters above sea level in Albacete, where the climate and […]

Bellussi Prosecco

In 1993, Enrico Martellozzo and his winemaking father Paolo took control of a historic site in the commune of Valdobbiadene. They named it Bellussi, a moniker derived from the bellussare pruning method which is commonly used in the DOCG.  A decades-long expansion, restoring vineyards and establishing one of the most impressive wineries in the Prosecco […]

Bericanto

The Berici region is a series of rolling hills between Vicenza and Verona, in the foothills of the Dolomites. It’s rocky (volcanic with a predominance of limestone and marl) and temperate, protected by the mountains and mitigated by the effect of the Adriatic sea. The project is managed by the Cielo family, and involves several […]

Kettmeir

Kettmeir is a historic winery in Alto Adige that has recently celebrated its centenary. Nestled in the imposing Dolomite Mountains (a UNESCO World Heritage site), the friendly and unhurried pace of life surrounds the farmsteads here known in Italian as ‘masi’. These typical local habitations include a farmhouse and a small plot of land, rarely […]

Ciprani Drinks

Giuseppe Cipriani opened Harry’s Bar in 1931. Later to become a declared national landmark and the centre point of the eponymous Cipriani’s hotel, the bar gained fame immediately due to its post war glamour, San Marco location and exceptional bartenders.  A key to its success was the warm atmosphere and lack of imposition – it […]