Visit the Wineries

Podere Giardin


The Crotti Family has been producing Lambrusco wine for over three generations.

The Crotti Family has been producing Lambrusco wine for over three generations. Dedicated to organic production, grandchildren Marco, Paolo and Federica have continued the tradition with the use of modern technologies. The vineyards they cultivate are comprised of native varieties of the Lambrusco grape: Marani, Maestri, Oliva, Salamino, Malbo Gentile.

The Giardino Estate sits on the bed of the ancient Zimella River near the Via Emilia, one of the first roads built by the Romans in 189 BCE. The estate is situated on a plateau near the hills of Reggio Emilia, overlooking the Apennine Mountains, in the centre of the Lambrusco area, which includes the provinces of Modena, Reggio Emilia and Parma.

Much of the vineyards success lies the in the surrounding soil, with a clay underpinning resulting in wines that aromatic as well as flavorful. This dependence on the soil to provide the requisite conditions needed to grow exertional has seen the vineyards allocate the Suoli Cataldi moniker, a geological classification, for its best wines.

Podere Giardino vineyards similarily benefits from the regions particular weather, with quite hot summers juxtaposed by frigid winters. This dramatic shift is conveyed into to the uniqueness of the soil and the grapes, resulting in exceptional wine that encompasses many if the environmental factors of Emilia Romagna. The vineyard also relies entirely on the Charmat Method for producing wines, a factor seen throughout the quality of its viniculture.



  • Ancellotta
  • Lambrusco Marani
  • Lambrusco Oliva
  • Lambrusco Salamino
  • Malvasia


  • Suoli Cataldi Reggiano, Lambrusco DOC (Lambrusco Marani, Lambrusco Salamino, Ancellotta, Lambrusco Oliva)


  • Suoli Cataldi Malvasia, IGT Emilia / dell’Emilia (Malvasia)


  • Suoli Cataldi Reggiano, Lambrusco DOC (Lambrusco Marani)


  • Suoli Cataldi Reggiano bio, Lambrusco DOC (Lambrusco Marani)

Wine Activities

Wine Tasting

  • With reservations.

Wine and food pairing

  • With Parmigiano-Reggiano, traditional balsamic vinegar, honey and typical Emilian deli meats.

Cellar visit

  • Visit of the winery and explanation of the Charmat and classic methods.

Vineyard visit

  • Tour of the vineyards and explanation of biological cultivation techniques.

Wine tasting event

  • In September, during the harvest period.

Discovery ride

  • With reservations.



Casa Giardino

Apartment on the ground floor in a detached house, surrounded by a green landscape. There are two entrances, on the Court and in back. The apartment has a living room, a kitchen, bathroom and bedroom.

Breakfast included in the price.

Surrounded by large green spaces and neighbouring organic farm, where Lambrusco and fresh milk are produced.

Located close to downtown and in a strategic position to reach in few minutes the highway to Parma, Modena, Bologna and Mantua.


  • Available kitchen
  • Parking
  • Television
  • Heating – in winter


  • Wi-Fi
  • Pets allowed
  • Laundry
  • Smoking allowed


Bicycle excursions

Horseback riding “Il Tralcio”



Via Manzotti 7, 42122 Reggio Emilia, Emilia Romagna, Italy

Via Manzotti 7, 42122 Reggio Emilia, Emilia Romagna, Italy