Since then, through four generations it has been the protagonist of a continuous evolution that has led it to be a reference reality in the Piedmontese wine sector, an authentic expression of the territory of the Tortona Hills.
A company that has always been oriented towards innovation: between the 70s and 90s with the Cortese Doc dei Colli Tortonesi it established itself in Italy as the main protagonist of the launch of the ‘natural sparkling white wine’, a forerunner of the planetary successes of Prosecco and of Franciacorta.
In the same period he brought the Barrique to the cellar and started the production and marketing of Vino Novello. In the 90s it was among the first wineries to firmly marry the choice of Bio in large numbers, which today represents 70% of the production.
With the acquisition in 2003 of the Cascina Agricola “La Zerba” in Volpedo, the company completes the process of strong roots in the territory of the Colli Tortonesi. The viticulture business also begins with the production of Colli Tortonesi DOC Barbera Superiore and Colli Tortonesi DOC Timorasso – Derthona which obtain international prizes and awards.
Today the family is represented by Carlo Volpi. In addition to his wife Laura in 2020, the fifth generation represented by his son Marco also joined the company. Together the family is at the helm of a company that produces over 4 million bottles, exporting 90% of them to 35 countries.
Thanks to several modernization works and the new vinification plant at the end of 2019, Cantine Volpi is leaning towards a better management and optimization of resources. With significant energy savings and a lower environmental impact: reduction of 8 tons of CO 2 per year, zeroing of water consumption for refrigeration, rationalization of the use of electricity through a state-of-the-art system that allows modulating the energy load based on processing needs. Despite the engineering of many processes, the maintenance of all the jobs inside the cellar was guaranteed.
In line with the green philosophy of the company, for all the products of the bio Era and La Zerba lines, only caps made of 100% recyclable material are used.
Cantine Volpi is JERSEY SPONSOR of Derthona Basket, pride of the Colli Tortonesi. In addition to financially supporting the team involved in the A2 series championship, Cantine Volpi offers its spaces for presentations and meetings and, of course, its wines for celebrations and celebrations.
COMMITMENT TO SCHOOLS
Cantine Volpi is also present and active in the educational sector, hosting school groups in its own factory and in the La Zerba di Volpedo farm. Carlo Volpi himself, supported by the company staff, illustrates the magic of wine production, from the care of the soil to the bottling of wine, with activities and paths differentiated according to the different ages of the young visitors.
Pirramimma vineyards and winery are nestled behind the township of McLaren Vale, running parallel to Tatachilla Road. The mature vineyards are planted to 13 varieties and 40 designated blocks, spread over 300 acres and allow them to produce over 80 different wines, from the iconic McLaren Vale Shiraz, pioneered varieties such as Petit Verdot and Tannat, and an ancient collection of fortifieds.
Founded in 2005, the Barons de Rothschild Champagne House has established strong relationships with partner producers to craft champagnes of a rare elegance from exceptional terroirs and rigorously selected grapes. “Accomplishing through great achievements”, such has been the Rothschild family’s ambition for more than 250 years. Through the strength of its wine-growing experience, the family has joined forces with producers from Champagne to develop excellent champagnes which bring together know-how and tradition.
Anthonij Rupert Wyne was founded on the farm L’Ormarins in Franschhoek. Originally owned by the late Anthonij Rupert, who passed away in 2001, the farm was taken over by his brother Johann Rupert in 2003. It was Johann Rupert who constructed a state-of-the-art winemaking facility on the estate, and the beginnings of what was to become a sprawling enterprise with a focus on terroir-specific wines.
Takara has great experience in producing Shochu , Mirin and Sake for more than one-and-a-half centuries. Because Takara’s main business endeavors depend heavily on the mastery of natural processes such as fermentation, the Company feels a strong responsibility toward preserving the natural environment.
Certain names resonate strongly within Australian wine history and Jim Barry is one of them. It was Jim Barry’s drive that helped shape South Australia’s Clare Valley as a benchmark producer of world class Riesling and cemented it as one of Australia’s premier wine regions.