The estate contains over 130 hectares of land, 30 of which are used exclusively for vineyards, the rest containing woods and pastures. The estate is uniquely situated on hills that reach an altitude of 370 meters, providing an excellent year-round climate to grow vines and has allowed the company to be one of the first in Emilia Romagna to obtain the organic certification.
The estate has a rich historical heritage; built on Matildic foundations, the current Villa Manodori dates back to the early 16th century and still, today recalls the ancient glories of the noble families who called it home, from the Marquises Fontanelli to the Counts Galliani, the Counts Ancini, and finally in the 19th century, as the residence of the Marquis Manodori.
Since 1976, the Venturini Baldini brand has been synonymous with the highest quality wines made in Emilia Romagna. The family strives to maintain their authentic wine-making tradition by creating wines that innovate and inspire.
With a manual harvest, their team of oenologists and consultants carefully selects the grapes to guarantee the best organoleptic and olfactory characteristics.
In additional the Lambrusco grape varieties such as Sorbara, Grasparossa and Salamino, the estate also grows Malvasia di Candia Aromatica, Pinot Nero, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Grigio.
Resort – Roncolo 1888:
The Tenuta di Roncolo 1888 is the resort of the Venturini Baldini estate and is a dreamlike setting for every occasion. It is a destination for all visitors of Emilia to discover its enogastronomic excellence, history, culture and beautiful landscape. Their estate is not only part of splendid naturalistic scenery but also has a rich historical heritage.
The resort currently has 9 rooms and 2 two-bedroom suites, which overlook the splendid scenery of the Italian garden, the vineyards, and the adjacent natural park of Roncolo. Their recently renovated rooms invite you to a pleasant stay, with all the necessary comforts to feel pampered in this oasis of peace.
Visit the vineyard and take advantage of the activities offered on site.
The winery provides the ideal setting to escape from the stress of everyday life and allow for a quiet and concentrated working together. It is the perfect place for conferences, retreats, corporate events, Christmas parties and team building events.
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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.