Santa Margherita Winery was named Winery of the Year by the prestigious Gambero Rosso 2021 Italian Wine Guide and we are more than happy for that! Plus, this great distinction coincided with the celebration for the 60th anniversary of the first release of the iconic and beloved Pinot Grigio Santa Margherita! Perfect, right?
But what made the winery stand out among millions of others? What made the difference was the "quality in quantity". More specifically, Santa Margherita winery has under its umbrella many wineries throughout Italy such as Ca ‘del Bosco and Cà Maiol in Lombardy. They cultivate over 700 hectares in many different regions and yet they manage to maintain consistently high quality in all their wines. Simply put, everything is running like a clockwork and the common goal of all members and associates of the winery is to make the Santa Margherita brand synonymous with quality and stability. By tasting Franciacorta Ca ‘del Bosco and Pinot Grigio every year, we conclude that it is not by chance that they are among the best and most popular Italian wines, so they probably achieved their goal long before this distinction.
In addition, the winery is over half a century old and in these years has managed to reshape many different important wine regions of Italy. With modern technologies, respect for the environment and dedication to quality, they create wines with typicity and character. Another important conquest of the winery is that today it is part of the modern wine history of Italy and an example to be imitated for many wineries in the world.
This year the winery celebrates 60 years since the first vintage of Pinot Grigio! It was released in 1961 for the first time, and it set the bar very high and established a style that many tried to imitate or follow. It did not take long for it to gain a fanatical audience all over the world and today it is exported to 90 different countries. The fresh and delicate aromas of pear, lemon, grape and white flowers in combination with its balanced acidity make it very popular amongst the female audience (among them Kylie Jenner, from the well-known family). At the same time, its versatility means that it can accompany a variety of dishes and cuisines so it’s a wine passe-partout.
What does the future hold for Santa Margherita? They may expand to other regions or other markets, breaking their own personal record. We are expected to receive their Prosecco rosé soon, a wine that is expected to create a frenzy. In other words, the future looks bright!