Newsletter

27 novembre, 2018
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End of harvest 2018

Greetings! The feast day of San Martino, on 11 November, was once considered by farmers the real beginning of the new year, since that day …

16 maggio, 2018
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Spring 2018 in the vineyard

…and here it is already May… The vineyards this spring went through budbreak right on schedule, or nearly, but the weather in April, which was …

9 aprile, 2018
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See you at Vinitaly!

After four years of our attendance at Prowein, this year we decided to come back toVinitaly fair.  We will share the booth with our friends from FIVI (Pavilion …

14 marzo, 2018
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Prowein and Vinitaly

Spring is a season full of events and exhibitions. Being Cantrina a family business and wanting to keep a good work-life balance, we decided this year to …

8 gennaio, 2018
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Befana 2018

With best wishes for a happy start to the new year to you all, the Epiphany Befana has delivered some lovely gifts to Cantrina… One …

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16 novembre, 2017
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The wine-grower’s post-harvest wrap-up

Now that the fermentations are nearly finished, it’s time for our usual overview with respect to the 2017 harvest—or perhaps better, the 2017 vintage year. …

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7 agosto, 2017
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Summer 2017 – Waiting for the harvest

Well, we are almost there… After a very challenging season that spared us absolutely nothing, in terms of strange weather, we are just about to …

5 gennaio, 2017
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Newsletter Befana 2017

Our warmest, warmest best wishes for a great New Year to you all!! At the launch of this new year and with our good Befana …

10 novembre, 2016
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2016 Harvest

The 2016 harvest is now over. So here we are, as usual, to see how things went this season, which, of course, went by in a flash… …

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4 maggio, 2016
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April: news from the Vineyards

Two “start of the season” news items In the vineyard at the growing season kick-off After an especially gorgeous, sunny winter, spring exploded on us …

6 gennaio, 2016
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Befana 2016

As is by now our tradition, the Befana di Cantrina, our very own Good Witch, wants to extend her warm wishes to all our friends and customers for …

Vendemmia 2015
12 ottobre, 2015
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Harvest over–a great vintage?

Our harvest is complete this year too, and we brought home the fruits of an entire year’s hard work in the vineyards. As always, this …

6 gennaio, 2015
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Befana 2015

    Warm wishes to all from the Befana!!! As always, we like to wait until the beginning of the new year to send everyone …

21 ottobre, 2014
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2014 harvest… totally difficult, but not impossible

The factors that characterised this growing season were huge amounts of rain, low average temperatures, little sun, and a summer that we saw only for …

1 settembre, 2014
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Groppello and Valtènesi got married

New Valtènesi DOC 1 September marks the official release of our first vintage of Valtènesi DOC, 2013. In point of fact, Cantrina’s Valtènesi is not a …

21 marzo, 2014
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A busy Spring in Cantrina

A busy Spring in Cantrina These sun-filled days are gorgeous, and nature is in full flower. We winegrowers are always keeping a wary eye on …

7 gennaio, 2014
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The Befana at Cantrina

By now it has become a tradition at Cantrina: Cristina and Diego take advantage of this traditional Italian Epiphany celebration to wish everyone a Happy …

11 ottobre, 2013
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Newsletter Vendemmia 2013

Vendemmia 2013 L’andamento climatico della primavera, fredda e particolarmente piovosa, ha fatto ritardare la fioritura delle vigne e di conseguenza anche l’epoca di vendemmia, che …

12 aprile, 2013
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Newsletter in the rain

…nothing but rain, rain, and more rain… I swear that we have NEVER seen such a season!!! This has been a growing year that starting …

6 gennaio, 2013
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Epiphany 2013

Yes, here I am again, now that the Befana, the traditional Good Witch of the Epiphany, has landed. She is bearing you, along with Diego, …

8 ottobre, 2012
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Harvest 2012

It’s incredible: it seems as though we barely finished the 2011 harvest and here we are already at the end of this odd, totally crazy …

6 giugno, 2012
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Crazy weather!

Greetings to all of you, just a few months after our last newsletter, here we are again, right in the middle of a new growing …

5 gennaio, 2012
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Epiphany 2012

As usual, the Befana [the old crone who personifies Epiphany] is bringing with her the latest news from Cantrina (or, if you prefer, the first …

12 settembre, 2011
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Speaking of the Harvest…

The curtain has gone up on the 2011 harvest… rather earlier than usual: we in fact started picking in mid-August. Spring this year, which was …

4 aprile, 2011
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Spring Newsletter

Vinitaly 2011 Every time that Vinitaly comes around it seems that time has just flown by… Like last year, we won’t be having our own stand, but …

4 marzo, 2011
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Cantrina in real time

Cantrina in real time I am writing from New York… I try in English (no time, unfortunately to have our dear Michael Benson translating for …

6 gennaio, 2011
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The Befana’s* Newsletter

*[In Italy the feast of Epiphany is “personified” by la Befana, an imaginary, witch-like crone who brings gifts to good children and (sweet) “coal” to …

6 novembre, 2010
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Harvest 2010

The 2010 Vintage - Harvest 2010 What can we say about the 2010 harvest, which came at the end of a year that was especially strange …

6 luglio, 2010
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Cantrina at New York

Hello there everyone! As in all family-run companies we’ve been very busy, and so some time has passed since our last newsletter… Here, then, is a …

1 aprile, 2010
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Let’s meet in Cantrina

Let’s meet in Cantrina LIBERO ESERCIZIO DI STILE 2009 We keep on experimenting at Cantrina and in 2009 it was the turn of a tank …

11 dicembre, 2009
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Last news 2009

Two wonderful days during the harvest During the harvest, Ivan, a dear friend of ours and a keen photographer, came to visit us: he is …

8 ottobre, 2009
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Harvest in Cantrina

Harvest in Cantrina Here we are almost at the end of the harvest (we still have to pick just a tiny part of our grapes …

20 marzo, 2009
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Let’s talk about… Vinitaly 2009

Let’s talk about… Vinitaly 2009 Here we are getting ready for Vinitaly 2009, even if it seems to us less and less like a fair …

20 gennaio, 2009
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Cantrina from the old to the new year

Cantrina from the old to the new year 2008 is now just a memory: it gave us cause for concern with its rains in the …