Benvenuto winery was created from Giovanni Benvenuto’s passion for winemaking. Moving from Abruzzo to Calabria to Francavilla Angitola, he realized his dream of creating a winemaking company and continued maintaining his grandfather’s land. At Cantina Benvenuto, there is a constant commitment and refinement of agronomic and oenological techniques, which have allowed them to produce a high-quality brand of wine while maintaining the means of production that highlight the unique characteristics of the territory.
Giovanni Benvenuto has taken his passion for winemaking one step further and created Presidio Slow Food. After discovering the rare Zibibbo grape of Pizzo in Francavilla Angitola, he decided to cultivate it and create a precious wine. His goal is to give back to the ancient Calabrian land and culture by using sustainable winemaking techniques that protect the environment. Giovanni and three other wine producers have created the association “I vignaioli dell’Angitola” to revive the Zibibbo grape and bring about a new tradition.
When was the last time you had dinner in an Italian restaurant in Canada and you thought you were dining in Italy? That’s exactly how “Ospitalità Italiana Certified”restaurants want you to feel when you visit their fine dining establishments.
Ospitalità Italiana is an official certification from Unioncamere, Italy’s federation of local Chambers of Commerce and Industry, that tells you that the food you are enjoying is unquestionably Italian: products are authentic, ingredients genuine and recipes true to the thousand year history of Italian cuisine.
Canada is home to some leading Italian Chefs. Passionate and innovative, many have refined their skills and advanced their knowledge directly in Italy. In addition, Montréal boasts a fabulous cooking school ITHQ where young aspiring chefs learn Italian technic and Italian traditional recipes from the masters.
So the next time you make reservations for an Italian dinner in a Montreal restaurant, ask if they’ve received the Ospitalità Italiana seal of approval. You will enjoy the true Italian taste.