Wine region: Trentino
Area: Provinces of Trento, Bolzano and Belluno
Square: 50 He
Quantity: 75 000 bottles
Owner: Cantina Sociale di Trento – 400 vintners
Agronomist: Gabriele Ress
Enologist: Giorgia Brugnara
Wine type: white, red
Grape: Gewürztraminer, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Teroldego, Marzemino, Muller Thurgau, Lagrein
It was in 1956 when 11 Trentino farmers combined forces to create the Cantina Sociale in their city with an objective defending and promoting the area and its products thanks to the union of those who live and work in the area every day.
The original idea was a winner and the increase in the number of members and the quantity of grapes produced and delivered bears witness to this fact.
As early as 1960 the original site in via Verdi was abandoned in favour of a new site in via Fermi, where the Cantina Sociale di Trento remained until 2009.
Today the new site is in via dei Viticoltori, in an area surrounded by vineyards to the south of the city. Built in accordance with sustainability criteria it meets the needs required by today’s standards: production that is compatible with the environment and aimed at continuous quality improvement.
The vineyards that cover an area of 650 hectares are the “garden” of Trento. The rolling hills that surround the ancient city of Tridentum are the privileged place the grapes of Cantina Sociale Trento grow.
Cantina Sociale Trento makes wines from traditional local grape varieties: Riesling, Muller Thurgau, Lagrein, Teroldego, Gewurztraminer, Marzemino etc.