Santa Margherita Wine Group named ‘Winery of the Year’ in the Gambero Rosso guide ‘Italian Wines 2021’
Santa Margherita Wine Group is an Italian story of passion, hard work, values and tradition which began in 1935 thanks to the vision of Count Gaetano Marzotto and his belief in modern, efficient agricultural methods based on bringing man, nature and technology together. 85 years may have passed since Santa Margherita’s visionary beginning but its guiding principles have remained unchanged over time and have seen Marzotto’s dream grow into one of the leading producers of wine in Italy.
A "mosaic of wines" that now includes ten different estates in some of the most beautiful Italian regions: from Eastern Veneto to the Adige Valley, from the hills of Valdobbiadene and Refrontolo to Franciacorta, from Alto Adige to Lugana, from Chianti Classico to Maremma, from Sicily to Sardinia, from north to south of the Italian peninsula. The mosaic extends over 712 hectares, 70% of which are directly owned by the Group and more than half are organically farmed.
It’s not just about the sheer size of the territory which Santa Margherita Wine Group covers, though. The Group’s success comes down to its large and varied range of wines which are able to satisfy the demands of an ever-increasingly globalized market, and offer consumers a unique guarantee of consistently high-quality wines.
It is precisely this “variety of wines from the different estates combined with their extremely high quality which is the reason for this recognition of the Marzotto family’s work”, honoured with “Winery of the Year” award in the Gambero Rosso “Guide to Italian Wines 2021”, one of the most prestigious wine publications in Italy.
“Santa Margherita Gruppo Vinicolo has succeded in producing outstanding wines in all the geographic areas it has estates”, thanks to the invaluable contribution of all the ‘tiles’ which make up its ‘mosaic’: Santa Margherita, Torresella, Kettmeir, Lamole di Lamole, Ca’ del Bosco, Cà Maiol, Tenuta Sassoregale, Vistarenni, Terrelíade and Cantina Mesa.
Certain of these ‘tiles’ or wineries would not be in the position to market themselves internationally if they were single entities but are able to do so by being part of the Group; at the same time, the Group would not be what it is today if it offered only the most widely-known labels and not these lesser-known gems of Italian wine. The Group actively sought to achieve this balance between the two, and it is this balance which is the beauty and the strength of Santa Margherita Wine Group.
«We are extraordinarily proud to receive this award - says Beniamino Garofolo, CEO of Santa Margherita Wine Group - Positive feedback, such as this, is a gratifying affirmation of what the Marzotto family have created so far and the contribution of everyone who has worked with them to make this dream great».