Winery

On the gentle slope of the Historical Matildic Hills of Reggio Emilia, inside our Roncolo Estate, rows of vines extend all around and constitute the heart of the Venturini Baldini agricultural estate.

For decades this territory has been the abode for grapes cultivated according to the rigid precepts of organic farming, which the company has taken up since 2002, making them the first in Emilia Romagna to have made this step. The local varieties, typical of the area of Lambrusco and the Colli di Scandiano e di Canossa, live in harmony with international grapes, from Chardonnay to Pinot Noir. Around 40 hectares of vineyards are interspersed with wild bush area in an incredibly evocative setting, where deer, foxes, hares and weasels roam freely.

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WINES

Ever since 1976, the brand Venturini Baldini has been a guarantee of high quality for wines that are delightfully true to Emilia Romagna culture. From Lambrusco to the Protected Designation of Origin wines of Colli di Scandiano e di Canossa, all products from the Roncolo Estate are organically made and manage the satisfy even the most demanding of customers, who pay attention to both the taste and the healthiness of what they consume. 

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Vinegar

Venturini Baldini proudly owns one of the largest and oldest historical vinegar cellars in Reggio Emilia which is located next to the XVIII century Villa Manodori. More than 400 smalls barrels are kept in a humid cellar, as tradition dictates. Here, the smell of vinegar dominates, as it rests and ages in different types of wood, open for the visitor to see. Oak, chestnut, mulberry, cherry, ash and juniper are the treasure troves in which Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Reggio Emilia is produced and aged. The vinegar stays in the barrels from between 12 and 25 years in order to achieve the most exclusive quality. 

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Villa Manodori

Villa Manodori was built in the 17th century, on pre-existing foundations from the age of Matilda of Canossa following the wish of the Fontanelli Marquises. It was then handed over to the Galliani and the Ancini. In the 1800s the Villa was inherited by the grandchildren of Pietro Manodori, a prominent figure in Reggio Emilia: chief magistrate of the city, president of the city's Mount of Piety and founder of the city's Cassa di Risparmio (Savings Bank), as well as the children's orphanage. Today the Villa Manodori is called Venturini Baldini, it has a rectangular shape and a beautiful flight of steps facing the South. In the south-west corner of the Villa you'll find a small, annexed oratory dedicated to Saint Joseph, while under the north-facing balcony there's a huge underground ice house. There's a lovely Italian-style garden around the Villa, which has a neoclassical style, decorated with balustrades, friezes and stone ornaments. Both the villa and its splendid garden can be hired for unforgettable events.

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