The Winery was founded on 23 August 1933 , when six local gentlemen joined in a cooperative to defend the territory from speculative investments , deciding to reach the consumer directly with the product bottled in full respect of the local winemaking tradition.
1936 was ‘The Baptism of Amarone’
“This is not an Amaro, but an Amarone!”, From this exclamation pronounced in 1936 by the President of the winery, Gaetano Dall’Ora, after tasting a Recioto wine accidentally left to ferment for a long time, the name of the symbolic wine of Valpolicella was born current. In 1948, The Cantina Sociale Valpolicella moves to San Vito di Negrar and merges with the Cantina Produttori della Valpolicella.In 1957 Cantina Valpolicella Negrar was refounded with 80 members, in Negrar, in its current location.
Over the years, their awards and accolads grew, in 2004 The Recioto Vigneti di Moron, vintage 2001, is the first Recioto from a cooperative winery to win the coveted 3 Bicchieri award from the Gambero Rosso Italian Wine Guide.
In 2013, This time it is Amarone Villa 2005, from the ESPRESSIONI Collection, the new and significant territorial enhancement project conceived by Cantina Valpolicella Negrar to be awarded.
Since 1933, the history of Cantina Valpolicella Negrar has been the history of men and women dedicated to the creation of quality wines, a sincere and lively expression of the territory where they cultivate over 700 hectares of vineyards. They have always been committed to constant research with institutes and universities, in the adoption of new technologies for the best product quality combined with very strong craftsmanship. All the work in the vineyard is carried out manually, respecting the environment and biodiversity, to maintain the winemaking traditions of the Valpolicella Classica and with a strong involvement in projects with social as well as cooperative purposes.
Sustainable viticulture is a must: combining the need for economically profitable production with respect for the environment is proof of high professionalism and a guarantee for the consumer. Only thanks to the in-depth study of the biology, ecology and environment in which their winegrowers operate can they adopt good practices for the management of the morphology of the soil, the cultivation of the first layer of soil, the coexistence of thousands of plants close on the same surface and, finally, the defense systems against parasites with the least impact on the environment, towards operators and towards consumers.
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.
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