Where everything began.
The first page of the history of our winery was written in these hills in 1964, when Umberto Cesari, on a motorcycle trip with his wife Giuliana, noticed a small vineyard and decided on the spot that he would make wine from those grapes.
Following the restructuring of the abandoned building next to the vineyard, the young businessman unexpectedly found some old bottles of wine. Still in excellent condition, they were wines from the Albana vineyards right on the property.
And thus began our enduring love story with Albana di Romagna. Umberto Cesari understood that those northwest-facing clay soils were ideal for growing certain native white grapes: Albana and Pignoletto.
Today, those Albana vineyards on Podere Casetta give us our much-beloved Colle del Re Romagna Albana DOCG Passito. This sweet wine matures 24 months in Allier oak barrels, developing that warm, sunset-like golden hue and its rich, smooth fruit, summoning up impressions of vine-ripened fruit, honey, and roasted nuts.