Last news 2009

posted on 11 December 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 extremely good at capturing original situations and he is often kind enough to give us some of his splendid snapshots. Well, this year he really amazed us with his tiny but extremely efficient camera: using the video recording function, he turned himself into a film director, shooting harvest scenes with rare spontaneity. We still start to smile when we think of Ivan racing up and down between the vines on Gianni (our trusty vineyard worker)‘s bicycle as he filmed each scene, each person and each detail like an enthusiastic child, eager to complete a jigsaw puzzle of the vintage at Cantrina. The video only lasts 8 minutes, so we urge you to take a short break and watch this really unmissable clip. Sole di Dario at the lunch for the Pope On 8th November the Pope paid an official visit to Brescia. Amongst the wines selected for the luncheon was Sole di Dario 2005. This was undoubtedly a great honour for us and we should like to thank the Brescia branch of the Italian Sommeliers’ Association for choosing one of our products to represent winemaking in the Province on such an important occasion. “Stelvin” screw caps We have been thinking about it for a couple of years and, if we manage to organize ourselves in time, we would like to use Stelvin closures (alias screw caps) for the next bottling of Rinè. We are tired of entrusting years of hard work in the vineyard and winery to the unknown element that a cork closure represents: even though it may have a greater aesthetic and cultural appeal, on the other hand it never gives you a complete guarantee as to the quality of the seal it can provide over time, leading to possible ill effects in the wine or just to slight bottle variation. We would really like to know your thoughts on this matter. Restyling of the website We have given our site a slight restyling, so you will find our report on the 2009 vintage in the “Emotions” section… Christmas Greetings Lastly, we would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy Christmas and a 2010 full of promise. Cristina and Diego

Harvest 2020

posted on 5 November 2020
Warm greetings to you all! It’s already late autumn and therefore the time to draw some overall conclusions about the 2020 harvest that just ended. We mentioned in our last newsletter that in our area, and in particular for those of us who have chosen the path of farming organically, it was certainly a difficult growing year, with plenty of heavy rains, sometimes along with hail, that accompanied us from June on, almost right up to the start of harvest

Harvest 2020

posted on 2 September 2020
Vendemmia 2020 Cantrina
We’re just about there...This year, too, we’re almost into harvest. That despite a winter that was among the warmest and driest in memory, despite the Covid-19 crisis and lockdown, decked out in gloves and masks; despite the late spring and near-rainless summer; despite hail here and there that did some damage; despite the ultra-vigorous foliage in the vineyards that made us re-double our efforts to ward off fungal attacks and carefully monitor the crop; and despite all the large and small problems that we have to always confront every day “on the grape-growing front”.


posted on 12 January 2020


This coming March, the new 2018 vintage of Riné, its second vintage as a certified organic wine, will debut on the market under a screw cap for the first time, and so we want to talk a bit about this type of closure. We have been using this closure for some years now for Rosanoire, and since last year for our latest-born Valtènesi Chiaretto. We have found the results positive in terms of cellarability, soundness, and crispness, in particular over the medium- and long-term; our customers, often tired of opening wines that were tainted, have expressed full satisfaction.
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