Four Women-Run Italian Wine Brands and Their Signature Products

Determined women drive some of the best wineries across the country

Be it the groundbreaking 26th generation of a family business or a mother-daughter duo looking toward the future, women winemakers compose only a fraction of the Italian wine industry. One of the world’s most prestigious winemaking nations, Italy‘s beautiful vineyards and historic wineries produce liquid of great acclaim. That said, it’s also a destination where natural and organic wines are beginning to emerge. Though the following …

Interview: Federico Cerelli on Cavaliere d’Oro Wines

We speak about how to lead a heritage brand in a contemporary climate

The picturesque wine region of Tuscany is home to Castello di Gabbiano, a 500-year-old medieval castle surrounded by rolling hills dotted with vineyards and olive trees. Since 1480, Sangiovese grapevines have thrived on the estate and are the soul of the Gabbiano label’s enduring reputation as a top producer of Chianti (blessed in part by its location in the heart of the Chianti Classico wine …

Hotel Villa La Palagina, Tuscany

A rustic, reasonably-priced escape among fields of Chianti

There are almost 9,000 square miles composing the Italian region of Tuscany. Much of the land remains dedicated to what one dreams can be found here: rolling hills, vineyards and olive groves. Perched atop a hill in the heart of Tuscany, only 40 minutes from Florence, Hotel Villa La Palagina provides an eagle-eye view of such landscapes while offering pleasant accommodations and a superb restaurant. …