About Winery and Wines
The Property extends over 35 acres on the sunny ridge of the magnificent hill of Montemaggio, in Bertinoro, the heart of Romagna Wine District. Giovanna’s grandfather, a Sicilian born engineer with a passion for wine, used to cultivate a few acres of grapevines and produce some wine for family and friends. Giovanna’s father, himself an engineer, increased the property and the reputation of the name, so that he was elected as the first President of the Consorzio Tutela dei Vini Romagnoli (Consortium of the Wines of Romagna). In 1992, following meticulous studies and clone selection, Giovanna started the new chapter of the Madonia Estate, assisted by Remigio Bordini, who is considered an authority of this Region’s viticultural scene. She planted the new vines at an altitude between 200 and 350 meters (650 and 1.000 feet), with a density of 7.000 plants per hectare (2.900 plants per acre) trained in the “Alberello” or “Bush” system, with a variation that allows the clusters a more consistent sun exposure throughout the daily cycle. Here, the plants benefit from an optimal southwest exposure, and the yields are kept at minimum for the best fruit quality. In this place, our grapevines have found enviable soil and climate, intermingled with olive groves and wild forest, whose scent is blended with the pleasant breeze coming from the Sea, only 5 miles away – and the charm of this landscape echoes our fruit’s cherished character.