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Santa Margherita Wine group elected "Winery of the Year"

This was decreed by the Gambero Rosso wine guide of Italy 2021

The Santa Margherita wine group wins the “Winery of the Year” award for the Gambero Rosso wine guide of Italy 2021, one of the most prestigious exhibitions in the field of Italian wine production.

The company was founded in 1935 from the vision of Count Gaetano Marzotto , who believed in modern, efficient agriculture, made up of men, nature and technology together. 85 years have passed since that visionary beginning, but the reference values have remained unchanged. Santa Margherita today brings together ten different estates in some of the most beautiful Italian regions: Santa Margherita, Torresella, Kettmeir, Lamole di Lamole, Ca 'del Bosco, Cà Maiol, Tenuta Sassoregale, Vistarenni, Terrelíade and Mesa winery. It covers 712 hectares of which 70% owned and more than half conducted according to the dictates of organic farming.

Over the years, the tradition of the winery has married sustainable innovation and good vineyard and cellar practices, transforming them into concrete daily actions, such as underground irrigation, protection of biodiversity, reforestation, self-production of energy from renewables.

Particular attention was paid to the "carbon neutrality" program, the largest ever carried out by an Italian winery, with the zeroing of the carbon footprint of almost 2 million bottles produced annually and at zero kilometer which today sees the production of more 90% of the bottles in the glass factory a few steps from the heart of winemaking. The Group has always invested in innovation: In 2016 with the birth of a subsidiary import and distribution company in the United States, based in Miami; with the marketing of wine in Caribbean countries and Mexico; with the creation of products and packaging dedicated to the travel retail sector; with new communication formats such as podcasts and digital talks, interactive websites that place the visitor at the center, smart tastings that offer an alternative to the more traditional visit to the cellar.

Beniamino Garofalo, CEO of Santa Margherita, commented: “Positive news like this cannot but gratify what has been built up to now by the Marzotto family and the work of all the collaborators who have contributed to making this dream great”.

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