Harvest of Gewürtz-Traminer grapes started this year at least 15 days ahead of standard time: 2017 spring and summer were incredibly dry, and we foresee an anticipated harvest for all grape varieties. Not even in 2003, the hottest summer I remember, harvest started that early. But unlike 2003, this year we did not encounter (so [...]
Feb 6th 2017. Visiting Tyrrell's Winery in Hunter Valley. Outside temperature 43°. The owner Bruce Tyrrell showing us the 120 years old Syrah vineyard. Probably the oldest ungrafted syrah vines in the world, and you can taste it. The son of Bruce - Chris Tyrrel, held for a tasting us 3 different labels of white [...]
Dear Piero, Today we opened a very special bottle red wine from Fattoria Colleverde. And we would like to take this opportunity and send you Season's Greetings from Germany. We enjoy the Christmas days together with our family and today for diner we will taste your wine. Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! Yours [...]
The vineyard is ready to go to sleep (thank God for the great job it did this year) while olives are ready for the olive press. Tough times for Organic Olive Oil Producers because of the late attack of the olive fly... harvest is going to be very mean, although not as bad as in [...]
Dear Colle Verde, It's been some time since my last visit. Tonite I opened this wine. It was superb, fantastic and to-die-for wonderful. Do you have more?! Please let me know. Thank you! Linda M Acierno Linda lives in florida
Matraja Olive Oil has been awarded with the Medal "Diplome Gourmet" by AVPA (Agency for the Valorization of Agricultural Products) in Paris / France. Hundreds of samples from all over the world were presented to the contest, and our Olive Oil was selected in the category "Strong Green Fruity Olive Oil"
With the processing of the Cabernet Franc grapes the 2015 harvest is over. About 2 weeks in advance with respect to 'standard' years because of the unusually hot summer. Overall a great vintage in quality although very mean in quantity. Simona did her best in crushing most of the grapes with her feet...
Fattoria Colleverde was selected by the European Commission to partecipate to the "Organic production, Research and Innovation" meeting held on May 28th and 29th. in Milan: more than 150 partecipants, in majority farmers, did join the 5 workshops in which new strategies in terms of research and innovation were discussed. The meeting resulted in a [...]
Dinner at "Butterfly" with Ray Healey and his aussi tribe. The highlight of the evening was a Grange Hermitage, Bin 95, Vintage 1967 :-))
Last day, last toast at Vinitaly 2015 in Verona: one of the best editions that I remember ! 150 thousand visitors, buyers from 140 countrys. Are we getting over the crisis ? Or is it because of the devaluation of the Euro ??