Swiss Wine, Famous Wineries In Ticino
Ticino is the fourth largest winegrowing canton in Switzerland. Vineyards from this Italian-speaking canton have been planting grapes since the days of the Roman Empire. Because of the sunny weather and rain, Ticino is well known for its Merlot grapes, with most of the 1,000 hectares consisting of this particular grape. Other grape varieties include Bondola, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carminoir, Gamaret, Garanoir, Diolinoir, Ancellotta, Chasselas, Chardonnay, Doral, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Kerner, and Muller-Thurgau.
Let’s have a look at five exclusive wineries in Ticino.
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Cantina MontiRonchi di Cademario, Cademario Cantina Monti is a small family-run winery that produces some of the most exclusive and high-quality wines recognized abroad. Since 1976, Cantina Monti has crafted delicious and fragrant wines from seven varieties of red grapes – Merlot, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Diolinoir, Carminoir, Ancellotta, and Americana, and from three varieties of white grapes – Muller-Thurgau, Chardonnay, and Pinot Gris.
Over the years, the Monti family has won various awards, including the Best Merlot in the World against 300 other competitors at the 2012 Mondial du Merlot.
Cantina Kopp von der Crone VisiniVia Noga 2, Barbengo Cantina Kopp von der Crone Visini is a small winery famous for producing red wines, such as the Balin blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Arinarnoa. Founded in 2006, the creation of winey is the result of a merger between Kopp von der Crone (founded in 1994 by Ueli Kopp and Anna Barbara von der Crone), and ViniVisini (founded in 1997 by Paolo Visini). Both have collaborated intensely when it comes to producing wine since 2002. With an annual production of about 3,500 cases, with the majority of grapes cultivated being Merlot-based, and a small number of Arinarnoa, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc.
Tamborini Carlo SAVia Serta 18, Lamone Founded in 1944 by Carlo Tamborini in the municipality of Lamone, Tamborini Carlo SA is well known for its sophisticated wines. Today, the company’s wine portfolio includes 32 varieties of wine, with a production volume of about 70,000 cases. With 23 hectares of vineyard, Tamborini Carlo SA accounts for about 7% of the total wine output by the Canton of Ticino.
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Vini & Distillati Angelo Delea SA
Via Zandone 11, Losone
Founded in 1983, Vini & Distillati Angelo Delea SA owns about 30 hectares of land, with a total production of about 70,000 cases. Known for producing some very fine wines, the winery’s portfolio includes the Merlot Carato, the Carato Reserve, the Carato Bianco, Chardonnay, Sauvignon, the Apocalisse, the Chiar di Luna, the Spumanti Charme, Charme Rosé, and Noir. Over the years, Vini & Distillati Angelo Delea SA has evolved while maintaining the highest quality levels, as evidenced by the numerous awards and tributes.
Zanini Vinattieri SA
Via Comi 4, Ligornetto
Zanini Vinattieri is a family-run winery that was founded by Luigi Zanini in 1985. Known for producing exceptional red and white wines, this winery was among the first in Switzerland to use oak barrels for aging wine. Today, Vinattieri Ticinesi manages about 100 hectares of vineyards, and has an annual production of about 50,000 cases.