December 7 2022  |  Food & Beverage

Bottega SpA celebrates 45 years

By Stephanie Philp

Bibano Villa Rosina

The Bottega Company is celebrating 45 years since its foundation in 1977. As one of Italy's top 20 private wineries, the company exports its products to 150 countries worldwide.

The Bottega Group is both a winery and a distillery, with a close-knit team of oenologists who are experts in both winemaking and distillation. Distilleria Bottega was founded in 1977 by Aldo Bottega, a master distiller with more than thirty years of experience in the sector, and his wife Rosina Zambon. Aldo Bottega inherited "a passion for the vine” from his father, Domenico.

Today the company is sharing its history. From a small business operating in the local grappa market to the production of sparkling Proseco Il Vino dei Poeti and the launch of Bottega Gold—the company has continued to grow since its inception.

Between 2009 and 2011, the company expanded its wine production to Valpolicella and Montalcino. In 2018, the meticulous restoration of a historic wine cellar in Valgatara, in the heart of Valpolicella Classica, was completed. The structure, purchased by the company three years earlier, is characterized by its great architectural value and is surrounded by the denomination's vineyards. In Montalcino at the end of 2019, the Bottega company acquired a winery within the denomination. In the first one in Valgatara (VR), the famous Amarone and Ripasso are produced. In the second, in Montalcino (SI), Brunello, the prince of Italian wines, originates.

Previously in 2013, Distilleria Bottega Srl, was transformed into Bottega S.p.A.

Among the most important milestones is the birth of the Prosecco Bar project. Launched in 2014, it re-proposes the philosophy of the Venetian bacaro, combining dishes of Venetian and Italian cuisine with Bottega wines and spirits. Today there are 32 locations around the world, inside airports, stations, cruise ships and hotels.

Based in Bibano di Godega S.U., 50 km north of Venice, The Bottega company is located in the Prosecco DOC area. This is an area where Cabernet, Chardonnay, Raboso, Picolit and other well-known grape varieties are successfully cultivated. This area is the most favorable in Italy for finding quality pomace.

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