About Winery and Wines
We believe the best wine is Il Vigneron. For this reason we maintain a clean environment with healthy grapes to create a 'friendly-wine' which customers can trust and believe in.
Twenty hectares of vineyards, like an amphitheatre, are exposed to the sun in the clayey blue-red hills located in the southern area of Zola Predosa. Modern farming methods are employed to respect man and nature.
Since the year 1000 in the hills of Zola Predosa the Monks of Nonantola Abbey have been producing excellent wines thanks to the quality of grapes grown in this region.
In the fifteenth century local artist Francesco Raibolini nick-named Il Francia (Zola Predosa 1447-1517) ) depicted the surrounding scenery in his paintings.
The plants have a high-density and low-espalier arrangement (5.000 vineyard stock per hectare).
Each vine has only a few grapes in order to obtain great consistency, balance and high quality wine.
Integrated Pest Management (EEC 2078/92 and 1257/99) has been practised for many years with the exclusive use of harmless substances, along with summer pruning, the application of leguminous green manure and a permanent layer of grass. All production processes are controlled by physicochemical analysis.
Since the 1970's Carlo Gaggioli has restored the Bagazzana Vineyard in this region. He upholds the old wine traditions of the area, which is one of the most typical in the hills of Bologna.
In fact, since 1250, Brentatori have been transporting wine from the hills to the City of Bologna.