In 2001 Francesco Condello decided to establish the Condè and leave the finance industry in which he worked successfully to devote himself to his passion: winemaking. His desire led him to re-launch the production of the authentic Sangiovese di Predappio which had been partially abandoned in recent years.
Today the Condé estate has 110 acres of land, 77 of which are planted with vineyards: 73 hectares are planted with Sangiovese and 4 with Merlot. The choice of variety was made following the soil’s traditions and characteristics with a certain complexity and geological variety. Condé believes that great wine is born in the vineyard; the wine is made from working the fields manually from pruning to harvesting and selecting only the best grapes worthy to obtain the Condé label.
Respect for the environment is a fundamental value for the Condé winery. For this reason, the company has decided to perform according to the principles of integrated pest management and sustainable viticulture. Since 2011 Condé Winery embraced the Magis project, one of the most advanced globally for sustainable wine production and now uses only clean energy for the business.
The Borgo Condé Wine Resort is situated on the beautiful hills of Forlì, where guests can experience a unique contact with nature.
Suites or historic villas that look down over the hills are available at the resort. The Borgo Condé food is varied, thanks to the 3 restaurants, and respects the typical tradition of the Emilia Romagna Region, tasty and flavorful.
Walking among the vineyards, guests will find the Spa,
The winery was designed to be the place where steel technology merges with the traditions of the wood, looking for the perfect balance of the elements: manwork here plays the role of helping nature, in a discreet accompaniment. Everything is designed to preserve and enhance the great work done in the vineyard and the richness of the land.
The winery organize guided tours and offer the opportunity to taste the wines of the production.
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.