Santa Margherita incorporates three of Italy's most important premium wine production areas: the Eastern Veneto, the valley of the River Adige and the hills between Valdobbiadene and Conegliano. All of these zones boast specific characteristics that render them unique and - thanks to the complex composition of their soils and their different climates - enable our wineries there to produce wines of outstanding quality. Let us start with the Eastern Veneto. This area on the border with Friuli has always produced cereal crops and grapes. First it was under the rule of the Romans, and later of the Republic of Venice, which produced here those wines that it then loaded onto its ships and galleys. The climate is affected by the proximity of the Adriatic Sea; there are no sharp changes in temperature between the seasons. The soils are clayey, of medium texture. They are rich in mineral salts and well fertilized. Agriculture in the Adige Valley is of high quality. From a morphological point of view, above the gorge of Ceraino, on the border with the Province of Verona, one finds in the Province of Trento wide valleys, with gravelly soil, rich in minerals and historically made fertile by floodwaters from the Adige. A little further north, in the Province of Bolzano, the territory is "more closed", hemmed in by steep slopes and narrow valleys. Here agriculture sometimes even becomes "heroic" and the wines that come from this area - owing to the composition of the soils and the marked differences between day- and nighttime temperatures - are characterized by freshness and very rich fragrances. Conegliano-Valdobbiadene is the region of gentle hills that produce the Italian wine with the widest distribution around the world: Prosecco. The soil is rich in micro-elements, the climate displays evident variation in temperature, the area is pre-Alpine and still mainly unspoiled, and there is a single grape variety. Since its foundation, Santa Margherita has operated in these areas: the Eastern Veneto, the Adige Valley and Conegliano-Valdobbiadene, the heartlands of our wineries.
Obtained from specially selected Prosecco grapes - and for the Pinot Brut from Pinot Bianco - our sparkling wines are made by the Charmat method, with the aim of enhancing all of their aromas, finesse and elegance. This makes them ideal and delicious companions both for appetizers and for a wide variety of dishes.
Santa Margherita's selection of semi-sparkling wines is a broad, all-inclusive range, and not just from the point of view of color: from the aromatic white Prosecco and Müller-Thurgau to the pink Raboso and red Marzemino, the bubbles convey sheer joy and make one look forward to moments of delightful conviviality.
Our Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay, the two famous and innovative products created by Santa Margherita, have paved the way for a whole range of wines from various Italian Regions, representing the typical characteristics of these production zones and their important role in man's rapport with his local area.
Two rosé wines, one representing the union of two noble grape varieties of the Eastern Veneto, Merlot and Cabernet, and the other acting as an ambassador for another zone with a well-known vocation for top-quality winemaking, the Alto Adige D.O.C..
A wide variety of red wines: all of them unique, all of them special. They range from our standard products to the "treasures" of Santa Margherita, which are the result of the experimentation carried out by our expert winemakers, selecting grape varieties of special worth and using special techniques when maturing the wines in barriques.
Today, the Santa Margherita group owns splendid wine making properties in Veneto, Alto Adige, Lombardy, Tuscany and Sicily.
These two last regions, new frontier lands of Italian enology, have been selected together with the "Venezie" area - the territory that extends between the Alps and the Venetian lagoon -, Santa Margherita's spiritual homeland, to launch the Estates Selections project.
Here, the expert skills of Santa Margherita's winemakers have been channeled towards producing top-class interpretations of two indigenous varieties Sangiovese and Pinot Grigio and two international grapes, Shiraz and Chardonnay.
In these areas, a deeply-felt bond with the wine producing zones manifests itself in very careful control over the whole of the production process, guaranteeing a natural style that conveys intact into the glass the very profound essences of the wines' terroirs of origin.