Visit the Wineries

Manaresi

Overview

In 1986, the Agostini Manaresi family (Maria Teresa Manaresi, her husband Egidio Agostoni and her children, Daniele and Donatella) found a rural house on the Bella Vista hill, in Zola Predosa, and fell in love with it. They decided to purchase it and moved from Bologna to start a new life. From 1988 to 1992 they renovated the farm, planting several new vineyards and implementing a new agronomic approach. In 2006, Maria Teresa Manaresi and her daughter Donatella Agostoni managed to buy and control 100% of the estate and since then, the vineyards have been carefully looked after thanks to this new management. 

The farm is now run by Donatella, a qualified architect who has followed and completed many new projects on the winery and her husband Fabio Bottonelli who is a professional journalist with a degree in agricultural sciences. In 2008-2009 Donatella and Fabio planted two fields with new vines, 0,7 hectares of Pignoletto and Sauvignon, after a preliminary analysis of the soil, clones, rootstocks, and technical material for new plants. The winery is now operating with brand new state of the art machinery and casks and can now work around 500 hectoliters of wine, that is close to the potential of the vineyards (11 hectares): a small winery, using its careful techniques to produce high quality wines.

The Manaresi winery has adapted their wine labels to Paolo Manaresi’s engraving masterpiece that in 1954 was awarded first prize at Venice “Biennale d’Arte”. The whole design concept, by young visual designer Mirit Wissotzky from Israel, was created around the world of art and the labels put an emphasis on the wine as the piece of art. 

Wine

Grapes

  • Barbera
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Grechetto
  • Merlot
  • Sauvignon Blanc

White

  • DOCG Colli Bolognesi Pignoletto Classico Superiore
  • “Duesettanta” – Colli Bolognesi DOC Bologna Bianco

Red

  • “Controluce” – Colli Bolognesi DOC Bologna Rosso
  • “Flora Italica” Colli Bolognesi DOC Barbera
  • Merlot – Colli Bolognesi DOC
  • “RED” – Colli Bolognesi DOC Bologna Rosso

Frizzante

  • DOCG Colli Bolognesi Pignoletto

Wine Activities

Wine and Food pairing

Vine and wine techniques and training

Wine tasting events

Cellar visit

Vineyard visit

Location

Via Bertoloni 14-16. Podere Bella Vista 40069 Zola Predosa (BO) Emilia Romagna Italia

Via Bertoloni 14-16. Podere Bella Vista 40069 Zola Predosa (BO) Emilia Romagna Italia