In the 1960s, Gaetano Sandro, founder of Le Rughe winery, was first struck by the skill of the winegrowers who, on the gentle hills around Conegliano, cultivated the traditional local grape varieties, used to make one of the world’s most prestigious wines.
The Veneto hills are home to the now famous Prosecco Superiore DOCG Conegliano Valdobbiadene. Fascinated by its unmistakable qualities, Gaetano decided to begin making wine, and he laid the foundations of Vinicoltura Le Rughe, set in the green heart of Veneto’s farmlands.
Today Vinicoltura Le Rughe is an estate that has devoted everything to the production of wine, combining traditional artisan know-how with modern production requirements. In a delicate balance between past and present, between tradition and innovation, lies the secret of a wine which is beloved around the world.
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.