- Tuscany - Southern
Italy - Piedmont
Venice (Amarone della Valpolicella, Valpolicella,
Roberto Anselmiís is a strong, maverick personality. His
winery is one of just two Èlite islands within Soave.
In the small town of Soave, Abele, a genial host, ran a small
inn named Il Gambero. His winemaking prowess created the renouned
company we have today.
Located in San Pietro in Cariano, Brunelli creates both Valpolicellas
Its name derives from "Vaio dei Masi" (little valley
of the Masi in the valley of the Negrar, in the Valpolicella
classico zone ), the first vineyard acquired by the Boscaini
family, owners of Masi, at the end of the 18th century.
The Speri estate, in Valpolicella territory, has 133 acres which
producing an average of 40,000 cases yearly.
Amarone Classico is produced by the wineries of Tinazzi: Corte
Vecchia for U.S.A. and Ca' de Rocchi for Europe and Italy.
The Zeni family began making wine as far back as 1870, and now
create Amarones and other Valpolicella wines.
Tuscany (Chianti, Montalcino, Montepulciano)
Chianti, Grappa and more from this wine house in Firenze, Italy
Twenty-six generations of the Marchesi Antinori family -- one
of less than a handful of families to produce and market wine
uninterruptedly for six centuries -- have produced remarkable
wines since 1385.
A fine producer from Montepulciano, with a long history. In 1377,
when pope Gregory XI moved the papal residence from France to
Rome, some noble families of Avignon left France to follow him.
They also make Grappa.
Castello Banfi produced award-winning Super Tuscan and Brunello
wines in Montalcino. The site also has a history of wine in the
area, tourism information, and much more.
Castello di Monterinaldi
Chianti winery, with links, photos, ordering information and
more. They offer a Chianti Classico, a Reserva, and a Pesanella
"Super Tuscan" red wine.
Rocca delle Macie
The most voluminous producer of Chianti, with tons of on line
information about the wines.
"Ruffino single-handedly updated Chianti's image in 1975
- by changing the shape of the bottle. Ruffino's Chianti would
now be decanted from a graceful "Florentine" bottle."
Italy (Apulia, Sicily)
A fine creator of Marsala wine, Alvis Rallo was founded in 1860
by the Rallo family. The wine aging area has a capacity of about
13,000 hectolitres in oak casks containing between 20 and 450
The Buffa winery was founded in 1931, the year in which the present
ownersí father began to produce and export Marsala wine
in bottles, casks and demijohns.
Donnafugata makes a variety of wines including Lighea Contessa
Entellina D.O.C, Opera Unica Marsala Superiore Riserva D.O.C.,
Tancredi, and Vigna di Gabri Contessa Entellina D.O.C.
Rivera has quite a selection of wine including RosË di Rivera,
Bianca di Svevia, Rupicolo di Rivera, Il Falcone, Locorotondo,
Piani di Tufara, and much more.
Taurino Azienda Agricola
A series of fine wines including Patriglione, Rosso del Salento,
Salento Chardonnay, Salento Rosario, Salice Salentino Rosso and
Stria Salento Blanco.
Vini Corvo Duca di Salparuta
Their two specialities are Ala and Brut Riserva, but they also
make Colomba Platino, Terre D'Agala, and many other wines.
Piedmont (Barolo, Gavi, etc.)
Marchesi Alfieri Wine
Pinot Nero, La Tota, and other regional grapes are used in these
wines. Some of their products include a red Sansoero Grignolino,
and a La Tota Barbera d'Asti.
Castellari Bergaglio is located in Gavi, and creates five wines:
Gavi, Gavi Brise, Gavi di Rovereto, Gavi Pilin and Grappa di
Cordero di Montezemolo
The winery still has labels from 1890 of their fine wines, which
include Barolo, Dolcetto, Arneis, and Chardonnay. The land itself
has been owned since 1340.
Ceretto puts out a great variety of wines, including the Barbaresco
"Asij" and "Asili" wines, a Barolo Bricco
Rocche series, Grappa, and La Bernardina series.
Fenocchio Azienda Agricola
Fenocchio includes the Bussia Vineyards, Cannubi Vineyards, Castellero
Vineyards, and Pugnane Vineyards.
Gigi Rosso Barolo
Gigi Rossi creates twelve fine wines including a Barolo SrÏ
dell'Ulivo. Gorgeous site leads you through the characteristics
Marchesi di Barolo
Marchesi di Barolo is made up of a series of small, unique vineyards:
Cannubi, Cannubi Valletta, Sarmassa, Brunate and Coste di Rose.
Rovereto Gavi di Gavi
The soil on which these vineyards are sited are mainly composed
of limestone and of volcanic clay, with very low yields.
A lovely site with information about this unique wines, including
Langhe DOC Freisa and a series of grappas.
Producer of Gavi wine, Tenuta Cá Da Meo is located on
eleven hectares of soft, hilly and vine cultivated land in Pratolungo
Established only in 1910, and located just outside of Rome, this
winery sells a number of wines and grappa.
Tenuta Poggio del Lupo
Tenuta is located in the Orvieto area. They specialize in red
table wine (Montepulciano, Sangiovese, Ciliegiolo grapes) and
Northeastern (Turin, Friuli, Asti, etc.)
Arione Wine and Asti
The Arione winery creates both fine wines and Asti Spumantis.
The site is in Italian.
Aziende Agricole Friulane Banear
Banear is made up of nine associated estates whose vineyards
are located in the Friuliís most renowned wine-growing
areas: Collio, Colli Orientali and Grave del Friuli.
Aziende Vitivinicole Valle
Valle puts out four series - Araldica, San Blas, Gigi Valle Collection,
and the Valle Line.
Chardonnays, merlots, and much more. They make Amarone wine from
Valpolicella grapes, which is a rich ruby color. The Amarone
is only made in small batches and is sought-after.
A series of fine wines including a 'Vigneti Monte Foscarino',
'Vigneti di Purano', Sauvignon, grappa, and even olive oil.
Cantina di Soave
They produce Veronese D.O.C. wines such as Soave, Valpolicella,
Bardolino, Bianco di Custoza and Garda. They also produce quite
a few major 'standard' wines.
Cocchi Asti Spumanti
Giulio Cocchi is the only active producer still remaining within
the confines of the historic city of Asti; and the company makes
small quantities only by selecting the best Moscato grapes from
the hills of the Asti region.
Elena Walch Wines
In 1985 former architect Elena Walch began producing classic
varietal wines deriving esclusively from the Castel Ringberg
and Kastelaz estates.
Although this site is under construction, it will shortly have
the 1998-1999 catalog of wines on line for your viewing pleasure.
Seventeen vineyards are in the Valpolicella classico zone, four
vineyards are in the Bardolino classico area, and the rest are
in the Soave classico.
Santero creates a DOCG Asti, a Moscato d'Asti, a Barbera d'Asti,
and quite a few other wines.
Zonin is made up of many vineyards across northern and central
Italy, including Femuta il Bosco, Castello del Poggio, Abbazia
Monte Oliveto, and many more.