Italy

Albino Rocca

Angelo Rocca was not only a great winemaker, he was also a great person, a great friend and he was great fun to be with! Wine has been bottled at this estate for four generations by the Rocca family and now Angelo’s son in law Carlo and his three daughters Paola, Monica and Daniela continue… Read more »

Annona

Joe Campanale, Wine Director of Epicurean Group, created Annona to bring some of his favorite underappreciated styles of native Italian wines to America. Annona makes these wines in partnership with traditional winemakers whom Joe first got to know as a consumer himself, and fostered these relationships over the past decade in his travels to Italy…. Read more »

Anselmi Zellina

The Zellina winery is located in northeast Friuli. It was founded in 1920 by the Anselmi grandparents, who have since passed it onto their children and grandchildren, along with their appreciation for tradition and respect of the Earth. The climate of the area is mild, due to the closeness to the sea and coastal winds. The… Read more »

Arche

Trebbiano Rubicone IGT: It has a bright golden straw-yellow color with greenish reflections. Delicate bouquet with fragrant flavours, it is aromatic and very pleasant. On the palate the wine is crispy with notes of freshly sliced pear and ripe melon; it has an elegant finish with a fresh and harmonious taste. Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC: Deep ruby red… Read more »

Ariola

Marcello Ceci is the owner of this beautiful estate, and his Lambruscos are considered some of the best (if not the best) of the Emilia-Romagna region. Ariola uses innovative farming and harvesting methods, all while simultaneously upholding traditional viticulture practices. They harvest fruit from the vine with extreme care in order to preserve the valuable… Read more »

Ascheri

The Ascheri winery is located in the historic Piedmontese town of Bra. Founded in the early 19th century, the winery today is run by Matteo Ascheri, 45 years old, the dynamo who leads the new generation of Piedmontese winemakers. Matteo has introduced many innovations and produces all the major Piedmontese white and red wines, as… Read more »

Cavalchina

Azienda Agricola Cavalchina is located in Custoza, a district of Sommacampagna, province of Verona. The estate was established at the beginning of the 1900s, when the first vineyards were purchased. The cellar was built later and part of it was used as a distillery of grape marc till 1967. In 1962 Cavalchina was the first… Read more »

Azienda Agricola Ferruccio Carlotto

Feruccio Carlotto and his daughter Michela farm a tiny estate of several hectares in the Alto Adige town of Ora, south of Bolzano. The special of this village is Lagrein, a red grape that is native to the region, and these folks have it down. They chose to produce only one Lagrein Riserva that is… Read more »

Azienda Santa Barbara

As with every region in Italy, the Marche is a world all unto itself. On Italy’s less traveled Adriatic coast, in between Emilia-Romagna and Abruzzo, the Marche is relatively sparsely populated, and largely composed of gently rolling hills, green with agriculture, that end along steep limestone bluffs on the coast. This is the home of… Read more »