"We have taken our time."
It has taken various geological periods for the Euganean Hills to become gentle hills capable of protecting vines and exposing them to the sun in such a favourable way, while providing them with a soil rich in nutrients. It has also taken hundreds of years for human passion to develop a deep and genuine winemaking culture in these lands.
The morphologic profile of the area is characterized by about a hundred hills of volcanic origins, among which the Mount Venda - in the central area - stands out with its more than 600 m.
Besides the beauty of their naturalistic sites and of their typical villages, the Euganean Hills, thanks to the orographic features of their territory and to the heterogeneous composition of their soils, are characterized by a widespread vine cultivation, which spreads for more than 4.000 ha (9,884 acres) followed by the cultivation of olives, cherry trees and chestnut trees.
Cantina Colli Euganei was established at the heart of this tradition. The cooperative, which was founded in 1949 and produced its first wine in 1951, has always focused on offering a wide range of genuine wines that express a land and a culture. Today, as a cooperative, Cantina Colli Euganei brings together about 680 winemakers, spread over the protected area of the Euganean Hills Nature Reserve. With 7 million kilos of grapes harvested, 5 million litres of wine produced and 2 million bottles distributed, Colli Euganei is the leading wine producer in the local area.
But these numbers would be meaningless if, with every single sip of our red and white wines, we could not taste the full character of a wine that has a long story to tell.
Thanks to the expertise of able and technically competent staff, Cantina Colli Euganei has managed to carry on this spirit of tradition into the present, successfully adapting to changes in tastes and expectations of those who appreciate wine worldwide.
Winery: Cantina Colli Euganei
Locale: Vò (Padova), Italy