Characteristic and renowned winery in the heart of the Emilian hills, this beautiful estate is located on the highest point of Rondinara, in the centre of four municipalities in the province of Reggio Emilia, and enjoys a splendid panoramic view of the hills and the valley.
The extension of the land is 140 hectares in total, of which 18 planted with vineyards and 20 with oak and beech woods (to be used for cutting wood or even organic pig farms). There is the possibility of planting additional 40 hectares of vineyards.
Part of the property are also three small lakes and several centuries-old oaks of great value, including a beautiful 355-year-old oak called “La Grande Quercia” by the inhabitants of the area.
The property faces east, south-east, south, south-west and west, perfect exposure not only to enjoy the best sunlight throughout the whole day, but above all to plant and grow any type of grape.
Regarding the activity of the cellar, an average of 200.000 bottles of wine are produced per year, sold directly. The grapes used for the vinification are of different types, among the most important: pinot noir, chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, lambrusco, spergola, malvasia, petit manseng, fiano. The grapes produced can be classified as “GRAND CRU”, a term used to designate a prestigious and certified superior quality product, coming from a particularly recognized vineyard.
For the restaurant business instead, the owner has created a large equipped kitchen, an internal room that can accommodate 200 people and an outdoor room (with laminated wood roofing and tiles, closable with sheets) that can accommodate up to 300 people. In addition, there is a “belvedere”, equipped with tables and armchairs, for outdoor aperitifs with a panoramic view.
Therefore the property, in addition to its own production and marketing of wine, carries out activities related to events, dinners, conferences and weddings. It is sold with all the equipment, the business running and the staff already operational.
The buildings arranged for agricultural and cellar use, on the other hand, cover a total area of approximately 2.150 square meters.
The manor house, one of the oldest in the area, dating back to 1400 and renovated over the years, was an old watchtower from the Matildic age. It has an area of approximately 515 square meters in total and is made up of three levels. The ground floor is all used as a kitchen; on the first floor there is a first apartment, as well as changing rooms for the waiters and a warehouse; on the second and last floor there is the main apartment. All the apartments and rooms can also be used as an office or for receptive use as a B&B.
Structural changes are underway to expand and modernize the facilities, which will be fully completed before the sale. The property will be equipped with a larger cellar, an underground tunnel set up for the aging of wines, an aging room and a beautiful terrace from which to enjoy the panoramic view of the surrounding countryside.
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Emilia Romagna is Italy’s beating heart as well as its geographical centre, surrounded by the Apennines and the placid waters of the river Po.
Land of Medieval castles and amazing hilly countryside. Land of engines and birthplace of historical automotive brands like Ferrari, Maserati and Lamorghini which are born and still thrive here. Land of culinary excellences and DOP/IGP food products: just think about the worldwide famous cheese “Parmigiano Reggiano” or “Parma’s ham” and more generally the typical cured meats, the unique “tortelli” “tortellini” and “cappelletti” (every city has its specific recipe) … ultimately one of the best cuisines in Italy and in the world, rich of genuine flavors and artisanal products still produced with methods unchanged for generations.
Located in the north of our country, from here you can easily reach the most beautiful natural landscapes of Italy: sea, mountains, lake and renowned cities. So, once you have finished to explore this characteristic territory and taken a gastronomic journey, you could decide to go in just one-hour-and-half drive to the Tirreno seaside (maybe shopping in Forte dei Marmi) or to the Adriatico seaside (eating a “piadina romagnola” in the lively Rimini and Riccione). You could also decide to go to Garda’s lake with its beautiful small villages overlooking the peaceful lake or to extend the journey a little driving to Trentino to enjoy the wonder of the Dolomites. Eventually if you are passionate about cities, you are just two hours drive far from the famous Milan, Florence and Venice.
Every place is so close: that’s why Emilia Romagna is considered the centre of Italy.