Set amongst the rolling foothill of the Venetian Prealps, Val D’Oca prides itself in its location, an epicenter for prosecco production as well as possibly one of the most scenic locales in the Treviso area.
With a history dating back to 1952, Val D’Oca established itself as a consortium encapsulating 576 growers and over 700 hectares of vineyards. Widely regarded as one of Northern Italy’s largest wine makers, Val D’Oca has become a golden standard for high quality Prosecco production. Similarly a primary concern for the consortium is to represent its members, showcasing their wines in domestic and international markets alike.
Val D’Oca’s emphasis on technology, with a current renewal of most of its systems used to monitor harvest conditions, have resulted in an unprecedented approach to winemaking that is seldom seen throughout Italian viniculture. With over half of the consortium’s wine production comprised of the Glera grape, used mostly for white wines, Val D’Oca has focused on this variety, furthering their research in regards to their DOCG and DOC Prosecco’s.
This in-depth approach towards improving the quality of the wines has given Val D’Oca and its consortium of producers and growers an edge over an industry usually associated with a stronger reliance on the past to guarantee quality rather than a forward centric approach to winemaking.
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.