The story of Cantine Giraldi & Giraldi Winery began in 1622 when Domenico Giraldi bought a vast estate in the rolling picturesque Crati hills near the city of Rende. However, it wasn’t until 386 years later when his twin descendants Alessandro and Pierfrancesco Giraldi took their passion for wine and viticulture and used the land that has remained in their family to create the Cantine Giraldi & Giraldi Winery in 2008.
Located at the heart of the Terre di Cosenza D.O.P, a territory known for producing some of Calabria’s highest calibre wines. The estate is surrounded by lush vegetation and clay soil, which, combined with its proximity to the Mediterranean and its elevation, creates the perfect environment for growing grapes.
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.