Originally started in 1993, the owners took over a completely abandoned and unyielding estate and, through their love and passion for winemaking, transformed it into the lush and productive winery that it has become today.
The vineyards of the Travale Estate consist exclusively of Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio grape varieties, red wines that are known for their fruity and earthy nuances. Located near the town of Rovito, just a thirty-minute drive from the spectacular blue sea of the Tyrrhenian coast.
With an elevation of 500 meters above sea level and continuous all-day sun exposure, this relatively small vineyard of just five hectares is the ideal wine-growing area. The cultivating is done all by hand, and the grapes are then meticulously and rigorously processed to express the unique peculiarities that the territory has to offer. Overall this speaks to Tenuta del Travale’s commitment to taste and quality over quantity.
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.