Created out of a desire to offer a greater quality of wine focused products, restauranteur Mario Fantinel opened his first vineyard in 1969. His extensive passion and knowledge for viniculture helped in turn create one of Italy’s most globally recognizable brands, and one of its largest with over 300 hectares of vineyards spread over Italy. With their flagship estate, Fantinel, situated in Tauriano di Spilimbergo, the family have managed to produce a diverse portfolio of wine brands encapsulating everything from their Fantinel Prosecco Brut to their Cabernet Franc, sold through their boutique Roncaia brand.
The family’s history as restaurateurs has similarly helped ensure a successful approach to marketing the brand, helping it spread beyond its Italian roots, and showcasing the joys of Prosecco to the rest of the world.
With an vast global presence, Fantinel vineyards have managed to extend their brand to over 90 countries. Focusing on high quality, specialty shops selling only the best of Italian viniculture, the Fantinel family has managed to become an important player in the international wine scene and a key factor in helping Italian wine producers gain a foothold in less established global markets. The family has been instrumental in showcasing the virtues of Prosecco, continuously sharing their love for Italian Spumante.
For over four decades, passion has been the driving force of Fantinel, a group of technicians and professionals who work every day with diligence and enthusiasm to create a range of wines able to offer strong emotions that are imprinted in the memory.
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.