Befana 2018

posted on 8 January 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 of them is big news! Vinitaly 2018: After years of participating in Düsseldorf's Prowein wine fair, in which we gained invaluable contacts, we decided to alter course and return to Vinitaly 2018</a, set to run 15-8 April of this year, in Verona as always. You will find us at our own stand inside the FIVI group space. As we already mentioned in previous newsletters, the 2017 growing year was our first certified organic season, and thus we are very close now to producing our very first certified organic wine: towards the end of January 2018, Rosanoire 2017 will be bottled, for release this very spring. You’ll have to exercise a bit more patience, though, for the other wines, which require longer ageing and will go to bottling over the next 2-3-4 years. Another big development is that Cantrina will now be “social connected.” We have selected Instagram as our channel of communications, and our objective is to achieve speedier and more frequent contacts with our customers, friends, and wine-lovers. If you want to follow us, our Instagram moniker is cantrina winery. BUT, please be both understanding and patient, since neither I nor Diego is very “technology-friendly.” New Video: We wanted to keep this news dispatch short so that you would have time to watch our new winery video clip—it’ll only take you a couple of minutes. We’d love to know what you think of it! Diego and Cristina

Happy New Year to all!

posted on 24 January 2023
Once again, we find ourselves confronting another challenging year. True enough, Covid is finally largely behind us, but there is still a general climate of uncertainty, underscored by the war at Europe’s borders, whose impact is anything but negligible. The opening weeks of the year bring all of us the opportunity to renew our resolutions and launch new projects. We all must face our problems with optimism and hope, doing our own part with commitment and honesty. And now, on to what is happening at Catrina and what we’re planning…

Random considerations regarding drought

posted on 9 September 2022
Piante siccità
Drought, increasingly frequent now, is one of the signs of climate change in action, but for those who live in Europe, our current 2022 constitutes a true, and significant, turning point. It’s no longer a matter of numbers, statistics, appeals from environmentalists and scientists: each one of us, throughout this dry year

2021 year-end report

posted on 17 December 2021
Here we are at the end of 2021, and it has been even more stressful and challenging from various points of view: the freeze we had in the spring; the uncertainties we are all aware of, that make it so hard to make long-term plans; the work that we had to do, which exceeded all mid-year and later projections; and finally our usual autumn newsletter is off the presses so late. Cantrina is known for producing, in very limited editions, wines whose hallmarks are decisive personalities and strong characters, in some cases utterly unique, wines that targeted to niche markets of dedicated wine-lovers and represent the quintessence and vital spirit of our winery.
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