The first estate-owned vineyard in Bricco Asili was purchased (Barbaresco – 1969) and the eponymous winery was built (1973). The winery I Viganioli di Santo Stefano was created for the vinification of Moscato d’Asti (1976), and continues to be used today.
Careful pruning, bunch-thinning and sorting during the harvest are the cornerstones of the work in the vineyards, also organic (the Company is in conversion). The decanting, fining and filtration are reduced to a minimum to protect and enhance the grape’s aromatic properties. I Vignaioli wanted to reinvent the image of the bottle; Bersanetti, one of the greatest Italian designers, created a tall and thin bottle with a unique label that resembles a crescent-moon Pavesian memory.
Promoting the wines and unique characteristics of the Langhe, defending the soil and the terroir – that’s the mission of the Ceretto family. And they have done this, for over 80 years now, starting with the brothers Bruno and Marcello Ceretto chasing their quest to select vineyards in the most valuable positions historically.
They began dreaming of labels bearing the name of the vineyard and also its image: “so whoever drinks that wine can see the vineyard from which it has originated. The vineyard is history, the names of the hills remain, unchanged over time, enhancing the quality and credibility of the wines produced here. You can search out, visit and physically touch a vineyard… always.” In 1986, Wine Spectator, perhaps the most influential American magazine in the world of wine, puts the two Langhe brothers on the cover calling them the Barolo Brothers
Even to this day, their children carry forth the business. Federicco puts forth that “More than just a job, ours is a passion. One things for certain – the method laid out by my father Bruno: let the customers live our culture and learn about the beauty of our land, the Langhe ”.
Their vineyards are managed through organic farming, which avoids overusing natural resources, continuously analyzing and monitoring according to a model of sustainable development that can last over time, in full respect of man and nature. The organic management, and in some cases biodynamic, was strongly supported and implemented by Alessandro Ceretto, who in 2010 decided to undertake this endeavour and who saw the wines obtain with the vintage 2015 organic Certification.
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.