In the ’60s and 70’s they began trading their wine in bulk, then in large-sized bottles in the ’80s and ’90s and eventually, in 2000, they started to produce and package wines in cartons and bottles for the HORECA channel and continue to do so today. They are a large group that operates mainly in Emilia Romagna and with wineries in Veneto, Tuscany, and Umbria. They have created 9 prestigious wine brands and export to over 67 countries around the world.
Their headquarters is located in Lugo in the Province of Ravenna, the strategic center of their system, which guarantees the technical and sales services for the entire production chain. They work with 19 Cooperative Wineries that receive grapes from their member growers and then proceed with vinification. They have created a uniquely structured network in such a way that each cooperative specializes in a specific area. At the same time, the larger Terre Cevico system handles the economic and commercial synergies, enabling them to increase competition in the global market and optimize production costs.
Indigenous wines with a long history behind them. hey select indigenous grape varieties, grown in an environment-friendly way, so that they can offer clients wines like Sangiovese, ruby red with purplish highlights; Albana which, according to tradition, descends from vines imported during Roman times; Trebbiano; Cagnina; and Pagadebit, so called because of its reliable yields which ensured that one could “pay one’s debts”…
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.