Sicilia
AVIDE

Avide Vinery is an activity born from a family’s passion.

In the 1882 was bought first vineyard in the area of Mortilla – a little contrada in Chiaramonte Gulfi.

After more than one century, we are working on our vineyards to preserve the main characteristics of each grape.

Across years we focused on the respect of natural balance of vineyards, in particular on the insects relationships. We are working since 2004 without synthetic pesticides, because when you kill all the insects you can be sure that firsts that re-start are nocive insects…

instead, in nature are presents since the sunrise of world, balances that keep under control the enemies of our dear vine.

We did it for our sensibility, but never thought to certified it, until 2016. Then we decided to certify it and we passed (law said it) three years of convertion (even if nothig was to convert….) until 2019, which vintage can use “Organic” word, as in vineyards as in vinery.

We are manteining in these way: autoctonial, safe, and healty (also for our envinroment).

BARONE DI VILLAGRANDE

Mount Etna, Sicily

We are the wine we make since 1727

Our history is closely bond with the Villagrande Contrada’s history. It is an artisanal wines history which ensure a production of wine with the respect for the territory itself, and the people who takes care of it. We do create genuine and artisanal wines which represent the area where we operate, and the land where our vineyards grow. This area is the mountain Etna.

That’s why if you want to have the guarantee of tasting and drinking a mountain Etna’s representative wine, you can drink Villagrande. If you want to know the mountain Etna, you have to drink Villagrande.

The question is why do we respect our territory and people? Because we have received from our ancestors and we want to give to our descendants. We do work every day so that our children can live in a better place than ours. Our philosophy reflects how we treat our land, our plants and our team. We do follow an oriented itinerary which gives value to all that lives around the production system. We observe nature to be inspired.

Puglia
MENHIR SALENTO

Lecce, Puglia

The winery is located in the heart of the historical centre of Minervino di Lecce, situated in the Apulia region of south-east Italy in the eastern part of the Salento peninsula.

Since its inception, Menhir Salento has understood the importance of the territory as an element to be sustained and valued with constant commitment. Respect and protection are the principles that guide company activities with the awareness that only through such care can production continuity, growth and development be guaranteed. The Company operates not only by adopting a sustainable production system and carefully safeguarding the surrounding environment, but also by preserving the heritage of the territory in its entirety. Sustainable agriculture, for Menhir, means to be in harmony with the surrounding environment through the rational use of natural resources, from the vineyard to the cellar.

Campania
TENUTA DEL MERIGGIO

Campania

This part of Irpinia land that divides the Valle del Sabato from Valle del Calore, which for thousands of years has been known for the cultivation of the vine; And it is just here, on the Serra di Montemiletto, about 550 meters away, where lies the Tenuta del Meriggio, in which centre is placed the modern winery.

In the framework of the general IOBC definition of Integrated Production, Integrated Production of grapes is defined as the economical production of high quality grapes, giving priority to ecologically safer methods, minimising the use and undesirable side effects of agro- chemicals and to enhance the safeguards to the environment and human health.

Based on this short definition Integrated Production of grapes emphasises on promoteing production systems that respect the environment, securing a sustainable production of healthy grapes of high quality and with a minimum occurrence of pesticide residues, protecting the farmers’ health when handling agro-chemicals, promoting and maintaining a high biological diversity in the ecosystem of the vineyard and in surrounding areas, giving priority to the use of natural regulating mechanisms, preserving and promoting long-term soil fertility, and minimising pollution of water, soil and air.

Alto Adige
KURTATSCH

Alto Adige

Recipient of various awards internationally, our vineyards are
our most valuable assets. Our steep vineyard sites, situated at altitudes ranging between 220 and 900 meters, are unique in Europe and lend our wines their unique character: early ripening, hot sites for the red wines and high, breezy sites for the whites.

Because quality comes first we work our vineyard under a severe sustainability program.

We do not use herbicides generally, although there are some excecption where it allowed once a year in
a few very steep vineyaards with little vigorosity form our entry level Selection Line.

Generally our principle is to strengthen the vine as much as possible and only if needed to apply plant protection products as little as possible.

Piemonte
PRINSI

The Lequio Family owns the Azienda Agricola Prinsi, located in Neive – Piedmont, in the so-called Langhe and more precisely in the Barbaresco growing area.

The family runs the business from three generations when grandfather Ottavio started bottling his own grapes at the end of the 1940s.

His son Franco, thanks to his great passion, entered the winery in 1967and gave a strong impulse to wine growing and making.

Some years later with the precious help of his wife Silvana definetly outlined the winery path.

Since then, Franco keeps on putting the highest care to wine growing, considered as the one and only starting point to make great wines and get a deep knowledge of soils and grapes.

Abruzzo
TERZINI

Pescara, Abruzzo
In Tocco da Casauria, close to the Appennino Abruzzese which contributes to generates a dry, mild and windy climate good for viticulture.
We are all located in hilly position 350m above sea level. 40 km from the sea but surrounded by high mountains (Gran Sasso, second highest mountain in Italy and Maiella chain) and directed south-east. So we have all the necessary elements: sun, huge time difference between nigh and day that helps to fix the aroma.
Casauria area is also characterised by a constant wind that helps the viticulture because it drys and clears naturally the grapes from the fungus. As you know we’re not biological so every kind of intervention is conventional but our philosophy is to reduce the intervention as much as we can.

QUERCETO DI CASTELLINA

Toscana, Italy
Sustainable from 1998 and certified organic since 2012 – a boutique winery big enough to cater to sophisticated palates yet small enough to lure the most discriminating.

MARTOCCIA DI BRUNELLI LUCA

Montalcino, Italy
Even if I’ve relatively recently started my wine business (half of 90s), my family is deeply linked to Montalcino and its territory: we have our origins in Montalcino, my parents and grandparents before, have been living here at Martoccia since 1964, they’ve lived in the countryside of Montalcino before this date. The highest respect for our land and territory lead our work and philosophy. Our work is focused on looking for the maximum quality and environmental sustainable approach.

Work on vineyards is conducted from family or winery collaborator, with several manual operations during the whole year, in the period of pruning, green pruning, thinning out of grapes and harvest.

In particular, a first selection of grapes is made in early August and three different manual selections during the harvest time, in order to guarantee the requested quality and characterization of each products.

My steady search for quality, brought in time some important steps inside the cellar too, with the will of a traditional method with the support of modern
techniques

IL PALAZZO

DOCG Chianti Toscana
Il Palazzo has an ancient history lasting for 80 years and it has seen three generations of succession to devote his time to agriculture.
Il Palazzo has a very simple approach in that the people in the vineyard and winery work respecting the environment and the territory.

SALATIN

Veneto, Italy Since 1528
Our winery is deeply rooted in its territory, considering that the Salatin family dates back its origins since 1528. The winery, located in Villa di Villa in the North East of Italy, owns 50 hectares of different vine varieties both in the Valdobbiandene and Treviso areas. We have turned into organic since 2016.

Our mission is to make the very best of our grapes and terroir, allowing them to fully express their natural potential. Our faith in sustainable viticulture engages the work in vineyards as well as good vinification practices and energy supply.

Our winery is indeed completely self sufficient in terms of electric energy thanks to our PV panels, providing more than 130.000 kiloWatt a year.
Territory is where our heart and family have their roots, sustainable viticulture is the future we believe in, and quality is the aim that has constantly guided us since the beginning.

LE MORETTE

Garda, Verona
“Le Morette” were considered a sacred animal from the great civilisation of the Etruscans, the first great scholars of the cultivation of the vine, grafts of winemaking techniques and export of characteristics of the vines themselves.
In the vineyard the Azienda Agricola Le Morette has chosen specific working methods aimed at sustainable agriculture, favoring those natural processes that have preserved the “environmental resource”, with great attention to the use of water, favoring flowering and proliferation of numerous species of insects useful for the vineyard ecosystem, maintaining the biodiversity of flora and fauna.
We abide by our 8 simple but fundamental principles, to defend the environment we love and that we want to leave as intact as possible to our children.

BEGALI

Veneto, Italy
Begali The company is family owned. The vineyards, about ten hectares, scattered among the hills and foothills area, are located in a small village called “Cengia”, named after the rocks that dot the hill overlooking the village. “Cengia” is located in the heart of the Valpolicella Classica, at the foot of the hill of Castelrotto, in the municipality of San Pietro in Cariano – Verona. The production is very accurate in all its phases; from work in the countryside than in the cellar, to allow the search for continuous quality improvement. The wines are so rich in aromas and typical flavours of the fertile land and reflect the harmony and the singular characteristics of Cengia.

Tenuta di Corte Giacobbe

Veneto, Italy
It all began with a volcanic eruption – an area exhibiting an extraordinary variety of soil: calcareous, volcanic, and a fusion of both.
It’s very simple: We work as natural as possible in our vineyards ad we don’t use any pesticide and not too much chemical. In some vineyards, were the condition permit it, we don’t use anything at all, like Runcata vineyards. We are naturally protected by the forest surrounding the vineyards, height altitude so not fog that may cause disease, natural wind who helps to dry the vines. We do natural infusion with camomile to fortify the plants and other herbs to fortify it.
The proof of this is that we live in the middle of our vineyards with our children. If you visit our vineyards you see we cultivate our own consumption vegetables nearby… do you think we would do it if we know is not good..? this in my opinion is the best guarantee.
We simply don’t apply for certification because we believe if something really bad were to happen one day we want to be free to save our plants. Like humans, when we are very ill we need antibiotics if we want to recover.

Prinsi
PRINSI

The Lequio Family owns the Azienda Agricola Prinsi, located in Neive – Piedmont, in the so-called Langhe and more precisely in the Barbaresco growing area.

The family runs the business from three generations when grandfather Ottavio started bottling his own grapes at the end of the 1940s.

His son Franco, thanks to his great passion, entered the winery in 1967and gave a strong impulse to wine growing and making.

Some years later with the precious help of his wife Silvana definetly outlined the winery path.

Since then, Franco keeps on putting the highest care to wine growing, considered as the one and only starting point to make great wines and get a deep knowledge of soils and grapes.

Haan Estate

The Haan vineyards, established in 1996, offer grapes that continually produce wines of high quality, having attracted a 5-star rating from Australia’s foremost wine critic, James Halliday, and producing wines of up to 96 points.

The vineyard is situated 60 metres above sea level and receives about 450 millimetres of rain per annum. The soil is sandy loam with a clay base. These soils have proven to be excellent for producing rich but elegant shiraz and cabernets, varieties that have made the Barossa famous the world over.  The vines range in age from 10 to 60 years.

The Haan Estate also grows some exceptional merlot, together with a small amount of malbec, petit verdot  and viognier. All of these varieties have benefited from the excellent attention to detail of the Vineyard Manager, Robert Seelander.

THE RIDGE

ALTITUDE : LATITUDE : ATTITUDE

This high-altitude, cool-climate Tasmanian vineyard produces a range of award-winning premium wines.

Harry Rigney and Susan Denny’s boutique north-facing site is uniquely positioned, creating an extraordinary terroir.

Protected by the foothills of Mount Arthur, the vineyard is kept frost-free, but treated to cool nights and warmer days.

The Royal Agricultural Society of Tasmania awarded their property the 2017 Best Small Vineyard and the runner up Vineyard of The Year in 2017.

Montanaro

Montanaro is one of the most ancient distillery in Langa, established for a genial intuition of Francesco Trussoni , master of still, who created the first single vineyard Grappa using even grapes of Nebbiolo for Barolo. In 1922, Mauro Montanaro, together with his wife Angela Trussoni and son Giuseppe refined the product using the first still steam. Today Montanaro, worldwide known as one of the excellent artisanal and prestigious distillery from Langa, does not produce only grappa, but also liquors, flavored drink and vermouth.

LUGANA

Grappa di Lugana
Grappa 01This Grappa is obtained with the traditional method of distillation under vacuum in small copper alembics, employing only the grape marc of the local variety Turbiana.
Its particular delicate and light bouquet is reminiscent of all the aromas of the original grape residues.
Grappa di Lugana Benedictus
This “Grappa” is definitely a more complex and structured product in comparison with Grappa di Lugana giovane. It is derived from the distillation of the Turbiana vinasses in small copper alembics from which the “basic” Grappa is achieved and which is later aged in small oak-barrels for at least two years. After this evolutionary process the Grappa presents, a broad scent with hints of ripe fruit and wood and a softer and more enveloping flavour.

TUVE

The Tuvè line is born to reflect the passion and warmth to the Italian liqueur tradition. The exasperated care of quality, the carefully selected raw materials, the systematic search of innovation are just some factors that have been distinguishing our products all along.

TUTONE

con estratto di menta piperita, arancio amaro e rabarbaro

THE PRINCE

Time, energy and passion are the cornerstone of our wonderful products. We take pride and care for all that we produce right from the moment in the vineyard to the bottle and we trust you enjoy every sip as we do.

Mother nature dictates our process and this is evident is the style of the completed wine with no harsh edges or characters, just a polished finish to be enjoyed with family and friends.

This Prince is the custodian of the wonderful estate of his family and ancestors and he now produces this soft and elegant premium wine with purity and finesse for you to enjoy today.

The Prince range of wines are sourced from the best parcels from Regional Victoria.

STUD FARM ROAD

Time, energy and passion are the cornerstone of our wonderful products. We take pride and care for all that we produce right from the moment in the vineyard to the bottle and we trust you enjoy every sip as we do.

Mother nature dictates our process and this is evident is the style of the completed wine with no harsh edges or characters, just a polished finish to be enjoyed with family and friends.

Our wine regions are home to many farming pursuits and more recently we have discovered that the ancient Cambrian soil together with the unique climate combine to make an excellent expression of Shiraz.

This wine has been aged in French oak and shows rich ripe and spicy characters along with a soft persistent linger.

LT VESPA

Vespa is the Italian word for “wasp”. They can be seen buzzing around the cellar during vintage – they can be a real menance!

The fruit for this wine comes from selected vineyards within the King Valley. Many Italian families migrated here during the 1950s, firstly being tobacco growers and then turning to their roots.

Time, energy and passion are the cornerstone of our wonderful products. We take pride and care for all that we produce right from the moment in the vineyard to the bottle and we trust you enjoy every sip as we do.

Mother nature dictates our process and this is evident is the style of the completed wine with no harsh edges or characters, just a polished finish to be enjoyed with family and friends.

GREEN ACRES

Time, energy and passion are the cornerstone of our wonderful products. We take pride and care for all that we produce right from the moment in the vineyard to the bottle and we trust you enjoy every sip as we do.

Mother nature dictates our process and this is evident is the style of the completed wine with no harsh edges or characters, just a polished finish to be enjoyed with family and friends.

Surrounded by the lush long green valleys and shadowed by enormous mountain ranges in the distance comes this exciting Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.

The wide expanses of stunning landscape within the Marlborough region are the ideal setting for a fresh and lively wine just like the one you have in your hand right now!

ELGEE PARK

Award-winning wines, made under contract by celebrated winemaker Geraldine McFaul, thriving through the passion of the vigneron, the skills of winemakers and viticulturists by the Myer family since 1972.

The story of Elgee Park is a story about vision, innovation, commitment and love. It is the story of a family, a region and an industry.

Elgee Park is a large working farm where wine, cattle, quarter horses, nature and art thrive in a truly unique environment. The people of Elgee Park – the family and friends, the viticulturists and winemakers, vineyard workers, the Elgee Park team – have made it a wonderful and productive place.

Elgee Park is committed to sustainable viticulture and have just completed their first year of 100% organic practices. We have begun a program of ‘cover crops” using Peas, Oats and Rye which adds essential nitrogen and other nutrients into the soil.

BAILLIEU

Baillieu vineyard wines are exclusively estate grown on Bulldog Run, a picturesque property with natural protective bush land, pristine water and native grasses located in Merricks North on the Mornington Peninsula. The ten hectare single vineyard is planted in well-draining deep loamy soil.

Set in the cool climate region of the Mornington Peninsula and surrounded by bush, all grapes are 100% estate grown by Charlie & Samantha Baillieu.

Baillieu is committed to sustainable viticulture and have just completed their first year of 100% organic practices. We have begun a program of ‘cover crops” using Peas, Oats and Rye which adds essential nitrogen and other nutrients into the soil.

Our wines are vegan friendly with minimal sulphur and no other additives used in the wine making process.

Arlewood Estate

Arlewood: growing grapes and making wine: Pure and Simple

Since 1994 we have been growing grapes in Margaret River, and our family vineyard is driven by our Italian heritage where our great grandfather was capo of the cooperativa winery in his home town in Valtellina, in the far north of Italy.

Today my two sons Jordan and Adrian run the vineyard with much of the work done by our own hands, tending the vines to control vigour and crop load for grapes of intense flavour.

Our flock of Wiltshire sheep are used in the vineyard for grass and weed control and removing the natural habitat of many pests. They are also used for leaf removal and canopy exposure. This means less herbicide, less pesticide, less tractor miles.

Our ever increasing gaggle of geese are being trained to walk the vine rows feeding on snails, weevils, and other vine pests.

The winemaking approach is similar. Hand picked, gentle pressing, minimal filtration. We are soon to try a gravity fed bottling on a trial run of straight Nebbiolo.

QUERCETO DI CASTELLINA

Toscana, Italy
Sustainable from 1998 and certified organic since 2012 – a boutique winery big enough to cater to sophisticated palates yet small enough to lure the most discriminating.