We harvest the bunches by hand with care

We work to offer you nature in a glass

Only our grapes to produce our wines

Sustainability and biodiversity our creed

The company comprises small hillside plots of land and a winery.  It is located in the Castelli Romani near Rome in the heart of one of the most renowned wine production areas in the Lazio region, covering 5 hectares of cultivated vineyards in the area of the DOC Frascati and DOC Roma.

Francesca, the owner of the winery, is responsible for marketing, customer service and any event that may take place in and out of the winery. Her husband Pierluigi supports her both in the vineyard and in the winery.

 

The Cardone Winery, previously known as Azienda Vitivinicola Francesca Cardone Donati,  was one of the  first wineries to achieve the organic certification in the Lazio region, currently checked by the Italian Ethical and Environmental Certification Institute.

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Dal Biologico al Biodinamico

Dal Biologico al Biodinamico

Considerato il precipitare della situazione di salute del nostro pianeta, come agricoltori ci siamo chiesti se avremmo potuto fare qualcosa in più rispetto a quello che già facevamo. E così, dopo esser passati attraverso un'attenta analisi di valutazione del metodo...

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Calesco: il nuovo vino che riscalda

Calesco: il nuovo vino che riscalda

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Finita la vendemmia

Finita la vendemmia

Come ogni anno, finita la vendemmia, si tirano le somme. Nonostante la scarsità delle piogge nel periodo estivo, possiamo ritenerci soddisfatti. Le uve raccolte erano belle e sane: gli acini hanno ben resistito all'estate siccitosa e così abbiamo ottenuto un buon...

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The History

The winery is reborn from the ashes of what was once a flourishing business of wine production and marketing in the early 1900’s, founded by Mariano Donati and handed down through the generations.

Pierluigi, one of Donati’s grandsons who inherited the passion, experience and his father’s land, graduates in Agricultural Science and during the 90’s he and his wife Francesca decide to renovate the wine cellar, replant the vineyards and start organic cultivation..
Since the beginning, their aim has been focused on the production of superior quality wines with the belief that the techniques involved in organic cultivation would provide the ideal raw material. 

Bio from the start

Organic farming is our foundation, our engine and the positive side of agriculture. Our aim is to offer a healthy and wholesome product to consumers, protect the vineyard workers and safeguard the planet and its future generations.

As a demonstration of our commitment, Cardone Winery was of the first wineries to obtain the organic certification in Lazio region (EEC n.2092/91) and today it is verified by the Institute of Ethical and Environmental Certification.