Located in the centre of the historical town Alba, Pio Cesare’s ancient cellars are one of the few still operating in the Piedmont region. A key feature of Pio Cesare is that its wines are aged in an ancient cellar with main walls dating back to the Roman period. The cellars were built at the end of the 1700s, on the foundations of ancient Pompeii Roman walls that date back to 50 B.C. The cellar’s constant temperatures and appropriate humidity provide optimal conditions for ageing and are crucial to ensuring the quality and style of Pio Cesare’s wines.
Although significant renovations have been made over the years, the pre-existing architectural style remains in order to preserve the rich and charming historical atmosphere. Situated on four different ground levels, one of which is even lower than the Tanaro River, the naturally constant temperatures and optimal humidity of the cellars are a crucial factor in ensuring the quality and style of Pio Cesare’s wines.
The family-owned winery is now in its fifth generation and continues to produce exceptional wines in line with its founder’s philosophies.
The Pio Cesare family owns about 70 hectares of vineyards in the most highly rated regions of Piedmont. The various locations of their vineyards were determined by a firm belief in blending different characteristics of each vineyard and region to produce wines that represent the styles of whole appellation terroirs, rather than individual parcels. This was the classic method of producing Barolo, Barbaresco and other classic wines at the end of the 19th century and still remains in the family’s philosophy of winemaking today.
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.