In February 2014, Marco Cecchini faced a landslide longer than 20 metres and higher than 3. He lost more than 300 vines. With this project, his dream is to restore the vineyard to its ancient beauty, to be able to continue to produce a great wine. The Riesling.
In the dialect from Melfi, “la vigna”, literally “the vineyard”, identifies a small piece of land where the farmer used to grow not only grapes, but also olive trees, fruit trees, and vegetables. Today that “vigna” has disappeared. Luca and Sara Carbone intend to populate the areas around the vineyards with varieties of fruit being abandoned.
Planted around a hundred years ago, the vineyard of Monfumo is a sloping hectare on the Colli Asolani hills, so beautiful that it takes your breath away. Its slopes are steep so everything has to be handmade, from grass-cutting to treatments, to wood posts changing. Luca and Danilo have a dream: they want to replant the varieties that their grandparents cultivated to produce again an excellent, unique and inimitable wine without modifying what mother nature did in thousands of years.
Etna is majestic and mysterious, and, above all, it’s alive. Sometimes, it spits fire. Etna is not an easy place. In order to grow vines on its slopes, for centuries local workers have built the “Custere”, terraces formed by lava rock. A piece of history perfectly integrated in the local ecosystem, a unique cultural heritage, that modernity threatens to destroy. Sebastiano Licciardello and his family want to protect them and bring them back to life.
The wine from The Winefathers, our wine. Everything has to be done, but we are full of enthusiasm. Follow us. We have a dream and a journey in front of us to make it happen.
An old vineyard and its precious vines need to be saved to preserve their genetic heritage. For this reason, Il Calamaio wants to preserve its land and its fruits by planting a field of cuttings from the wild vines. An ambitious and scientific project to preserve both the nearly extinct Bonamico (literally, "good friend") vine and the local riches that market logic is sweeping away.
It’s been known for over five hundred years, the Freisa. An old vine, that despite its undoubted qualities, might disappear from Piedmont. The project from Ca' del Prete is simple: to give dignity back to this wine. We can’t lose it because we would lose centuries of history and culture.
Matteo Giribaldi has a dream: to create an unforgettable Barolo. The wine loved in the European courts of XIX century, ambassador of Piedmont around the world. Matteo found the perfect land where to create his vineyard, but... it's a wood! To plant the young vines there's so much to do. This is the right project to live the privilege of seeing the birth of a vineyard, its small leaves, its first fruits.
Their motto is: Wine and Heart. They combine passion for the earth and love for people. The nuns from Vini Evaristiano want to create a refined sparkling wine involving the group of youngsters and adults with intellectual disabilities accommodated in their house. An educational and social opportunity that will enrich everyone who will be part of it.
Thomas Malatesta, a young Friulian winemaker who travelled across continents to mature professionally and personally. Now Thomas wants to gather in a book all his adventures and his knowledge learned in many years of traveling. A diary that holds his precious thoughts and his discoveries. Moments that Thomas wants to share with those who, like him, love the earth, the wine and the travel in its essence.
Surrounded by the vineyards and cherry trees from Tenute Pacelli there is a unique example of neoclassical architecture in Calabria. An eighteenth century hunting lodge that belonged to the barons La Costa. Carla and Laura, young winemakers in Calabria, want to recover this place of history and passion, of stories and legends that are waiting to be told and re-lived thanks to your support.