The winery covers 55 hectares of land, 30 of which are vineyards and 10 olive groves. The owner, Demetrio Stancati, began renewing the vineyards in 1995 by carefully selecting indigenous vines that have long existed on the farm, such as Magliocco dolce and Pecorello and has planted new international varieties of vines such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.
A combination of their position at 600 m above sea level, the strong day-night temperature range, the nature of granitic sand on the ground, the south-west exposure of the vines, a new modern wine cellar equipped with the most modern technologies and barrel room for ageing wines guarantees a top-quality product. Only natural and real grapes are processed on the farm, with a production of about 150,000 bottles.
Flaviana Bilotti, co-founder of Serracavalli wines, was interviewed on July 15, 2021, by Guénael on Radio CIBL 101.5. To listen to the full conversation, click here.
The company philosophy is to use blends between native and international varieties of vines in the base of the wines. While gaining importance in its selection, the percentage of international vines will decrease until its complete disappearance. After the 2012 harvest, Serracavallo became part of the DOP Terre di Cosenza, consistent with all the investments made and the experimentation on native vines.
The farm offers company visits, guided wine tastings combined with local products and tours of the vineyard upon reservation.
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.