This Verdicchio comes from vineyards bordered by the Adriatic Sea to the east and the Apennines to the west. It tastes like the land it comes from, fresh and bright with hints of mountain herbs on the finish. Enjoy with our Orzo Pasta Salad with Grilled Corn.
Sustainable farming practices and hand-harvested.
Stefano Antonucci’s dynamic and candid personality is captivating. This irresistible drive and energy is also what led him, in 1994, to make the drastic decision to change his life direction and return to the small village of his childhood, Barbara, in the heart of the Marche region, giving up his job as a banker. Stefano had always been intrigued by the world of wine and also deeply connected to his territory and so, he began the transformation of his family’s small cooperative winery into the Santa Barbara Winery of today, a reference point for exceptional quality in the Marche. Since its beginning, the Santa Barbara winery has always had two principal objectives: to reintroduce the Marche region’s indigenous grape varieties (Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi – white – and Montepulciano and Lacrima di Morro d’Alba – reds), and to craft wines of great personality that are appealing on the international stage while respecting the tradition of the Marche land. With this as his driving force, Stefano produces soulful wines with traditional varietals, elegant, intriguing and persuasive examples of the finest winemaking. He has been called a “visionary and eclectic winemaker, continually striving for stylistic perfection.” Stefano sees himself in those words as they perfectly sum up his philosophy, both in the beginning and today. As he put it himself, “My secret is to make wine that first and foremost appeals to me, a winedrinker’s wine.”
The vineyards are 25-40 years old and encompass an area of about 45 hectares, from the rolling hills of Barbara, across Serra de’ Conti, Montecarotto, and Arcevia up to Morro d’Alba and Cupramontana. The particularity of these areas lies in the soils, water-rich clay with some calcareous and gravelly areas, occupying a strip of land bordered by the Adriatic Sea to the east and the Apennines to the west. Work in the vineyards is carried out by hand under the attentive guidance of expert farmers, seeking a balance between cordon spur pruning, focused interventions, and thinning only when necessary.
This delicious bottle of bubbles is produced by the Bronca sisters in the Valdobbiadene zone of Prosecco. The wine is refreshing, light and mineral-driven – the perfect staple bottle of bubbles for the house (plus it’s great in a spritz! Produced using organic farming practices, woman-owned and operated.
We love to enjoy the Sorelle Bronca Prosecco with olives and a slice of salami while deciding what to make for dinner. Think of it as the perfect aperitivo wine to start a big meal.
This aperitivo is made from organically-farmed Trebbiano di Soave and Garganega grapes, as well as local herbs from Lake Garda, Italy. No chemicals or artificial coloring are used.
This is an aperitivo (think Aperol) but unlike Aperol, is not an industrial, mass produced product.
HOW TO DRINK IT
Enjoy on the rocks, in a Spritz, negroni, or in a paloma with your favorite tequila or mezcal.
Domaine de la Villaudiere is a family-owned winery located in Sancerre, the historic land of Sauvignon Blanc. This wine is classic, crisp and the perfect wine to pair with goat cheese, fish, and fresh veggies.
Certified sustainable farming practices and only 1,000 cases produced annually.
This wine is all about bright flavors, approachability, and thirst-quenching freshness. The flavor lingers, but the wine goes down fast. It is Marlborough, New Zealand to a Sauvy B TEE!
Certified sustainable farming practices through Sustainable Winegrowing NZ, which certifies all parts of the production chain including vineyards, wineries, bottling facilities, and brands.