At Cardèto there is a belief that the richness of history, tradition and origin are essential to create timeless wines in combination with the characteristics of a region. This is especially true for Italy, with its ancient history and diversity, which is reflected here in the city of Orvieto.
Umbrian wines of best quality - Cardeto Winery
In 1949, the Orvieto Wine Growers' Association was founded, making it one of the oldest associations of its kind in Italy. The winegrowers had a cellar built in the town in order to produce and offer wines together. In 1971 the DOC Orvieto was created, giving the wines of the community a protected appellation. Shortly afterwards, the wine market took off and the Community had to expand its cellar to meet the high demand.
In 1987 the first wines under the Cardèto brand appeared, bottled on a mobile station. In 1991 a new winery was built and three years later the first fixed bottling line was put into operation. In 2004 the last major expansion followed, with additional storage rooms and a barrique cellar, with a total surface area of 12000 square metres. One year later the community changed its name to Cantina Cardèto.
The hills of Umbria
The area around Orvieto is of volcanic origin with wide tufa soils. A wide variety of grape varieties are cultivated:
- classics like Chardonnay, Pinot Gris or Merlot
- typical Italian varieties such as Grechetto or Sangiovese
Two different series have been launched on the market, the "city line" by Orvieto and the Matile wines. In addition, they also produce olive oil from their own cultivation.
Today Cardèto has 150 members with 820 hectares of vineyards. Their aim is to increase the prestige of Orvieto wines and to sell them in bulk in single bottles. Several wine shops have been opened by Cardèto in different cities and the winery exports to 14 countries. In addition to the brand of the same name, the community also produces wines under the names Poggio dell'Olmo, Pierleone and Rupestro.
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|Company Name:||Cantina Cardeto|
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|Telephone:||+39 0763 341286|
|Fax:||+39 0763 344123|
|Year of Incorporation:||1949|
|Company Group:||Wine Cooperative of the Orvieto community|