Piccinini Wine Farm

The ancient Romans settled in the Province of Pavia bringing with them their culture and traditions, including vine growing and wine-making.  Our vineyard was originally established in the nineteen-sixties and is currently in its 3rd generation of family ownership and management under Matteo Piccinini. The village of Mornico Losana lies approximately 300 metres above sea-level amongst rolling hills to the south of the Lombardy plain and the river Po.  Located in the Oltrepò Pavese region, the vineyard extends over 7 hectares with an additional 4 hectares under cultivation with local and adjacent suppliers.

The primary grape variety, and traditional to the area, is Croatina, under Italian Appellation rules called Bonarda dell’Oltrepò Pavese, which today makes up 50% of the vine stock. The balance is made up from grape varieties Pinot (Nero), Cabernet Sauvignon, Barbera, Moscato, Riesling Renato and Chardonnay.

Having completed 4 years of studying Viticulture at the University of Milan, Matteo Piccinini returned to join the family business.  He has embarked on significant investment aimed at blending the essentials of traditional vineyard management and wine making with the technologies available today that afford greater quality control, starting with vine husbandry, the grape harvest, through the vinification process, to cask aging and sterile bottling.