The family-run company has an agricultural estate of over 100 hectares, distributed across the beautiful rolling hills and sunny plains overlooking the Ionian Sea, located in the classic area of Cirò.
The company’s mission has always been the preservation and enhancement of native vines such as Gaglioppo, Greco Bianco, Calabrese and Pecorello. With the help of constant research, the use of innovative techniques and the direct control of all production processes, Ippolito winery seeks excellence, elegance and identity in each wine that they produce.
With over 160 years of hard work and dedication, the company now boasts 14 labels on 4 different continents. The enhancement of their native vines, the protection of the territory, respect for traditions, nature and its biodiversity are the cornerstones of their story and they continue to pass these values on from generation to generation. At Ippolito winery they work to ensure that their vineyards have a minimal impact on the surrounding environment, through the adoption of sophisticated cutting-edge agricultural practices to enhance the land, while taking care of and respecting the environment and its ecosystem.
The farm’s vineyard area consists of three estates located in the heart of the D.O.C. Cirò: Mancuso, Feudo and Difesa Piana, for a total area of about 100 hectares. The training system adopted is mainly the horizontal spurred cordon, a small part is “alberello”.
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.