Some of Our Partners
Paolo Cottini “Paolo Cottini” is the brand name by which Paolo and Sara wish to engage their personal identity to the wines they produce.
The winery is a new “wine reality” but Paolo Cottini’ family has long been linked to this passion; this is in fact the third generation involved with Silvano, Paolo’s father, teaching his son the art of producing quality wine.
The winery is located in the heart of Valpolicella, precisely in Castelrotto, a small medieval village in the municipality of San Pietro in Cariano, located at the top of a hill. The castle, which gives the name to the village, has been destroyed but its walls, remained at the highest point of the hill, are still the symbol of royal dignity and testimony of its military function.
The vineyards are located in two areas of the historic Valpolicella, in Negrar valley, precisely in Ca ‘del Gallo, at an altitude of about 580 mt. facing south-west, and Valgatara area, at an altitude of about 250 mt. facing south-east. This decisive differentiation in topography and altitude conditions lead to quality grapes with distinctive and unique characters which, combined in various proportions, give life to our wines.
Chateau de Julienas The Château de Juliénas is owned by the Condemine family since 1907. Located on a vineyard of 40 hectares, it produces three Beaujolais crus: Juliénas, Moulin-à-Vent and Fleurie. Thierry Condemine, great grandson of Claude Condemine, and his wife Aurélie, exploit the lands. Backed by the skills and talents of his ancestors and with a concern on the environmental issues, Thierry work mixes tradition and modernity. Indeed, in 2018, the Château obtained the Terra Vitis label, guaranteing a sustainable farming, respectfull of the environment. To go further in their approach, Thierry and Aurélie have also begun a conversion into organic farming since 2019.
Pol Couronne The Champenois terroir is imbued with a strong identity, marked by the specificities of its soils and its grape varieties, as well as by its climatic conditions under oceanic and continental influences. It is this complexity that the house Pol Couronne makes a point of honor to find in its wines to best represent the region by a delicate blend of quality grape varieties that are the Chardonnay (from excellent terroirs including some classified in Grand Cru such as Avize), Pinot Noir (mainly those from Ambonnay and Bouzy for our Grand Cruvintages) and Pinot Meunier (mainly from the Marne Valley).
Château La Croix des Pins The Winery is located in the Ventoux AOC, between South-eastern Rhone Valley and Provence, in the heart of the Vaucluse county. The area is a classified Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, and Chateau La Croix des Pins boast of an ideal location between Mont Ventoux and Les Dentelles de Montmirail . The history of the estate goes back to the 16th century after the prelate of the pontifical government, which had its headquarters in Carpentras, built the Tuscan-style bastide, according to its origins. The religious character of the building is still present by its interior chapel dating from this period as well as by its imposing pergola comprising 40 pillars of Crillon stone, leading to a spring flowing under a centenary oak, conducive to prayer and meditation. The Chateau de la Croix des Pins was one of the first areas to obtain the “BIO” label in 1998.