The owner, Vincenzo Granata, developed his ideas, philosophy and strategy while he was still in university. The goal was to bring prestige back to the winemaking lifestyle by using traditional methods supported by modern technologies. Overall there is a passion that informs every aspect of the vinification process, with careful and rigorous execution from selecting the grapes to the storage of the wine.
This winery is located in the town of Spezzano della Sila, long ago part of Magna Graecia or Greater Greece, where the winery gets its name. Situated on the Sila plateau in the heart of Calabria, the unique mix of the hilly mountainside and the rich vegetation allows the region to remain fertile and gives its wine a distinct flavour.
The winery produces red, rosé and white wines made with local grape varieties such as Magliocco, Pecorello and, Guarnaccia Nero combined with international varieties such as Merlot and Chardonnay to create the best product possible.
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.