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Orsi - Vigneto San Vito

Federico Orsi & Carola Pallavicino
Emilia Romagna, Italy
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About Orsi - Vigneto San Vito

On the city of Bologna’s hillsides (Colli Bolognesi) at an altitude of 200 meters above sea level, in a pristine environment of an ancient viticultural area, Vigneto San Vito has been producing high quality wines for almost 50 years. With the take over in 2005 by a young wine enthusiastic couple, the estate has embarked on an ambitious revitalization project of Bolognese wines.
From the beginnings of our adventure we had the idea of having wines that were not standardized but, on the contrary, were strongly individual and expressive of their terroir, Oliveto, where there is evidence of wine production since the early Middle Ages. In that era, the choice of crops depended strongly on the characteristics of the soil, weather and the quality of its fruit, rather than trends in market prices on the international agricultural exchanges. With the intention of crafting wines without the modern enology’s “interventions” to highlight the terroir of the Colli Bolognesi, we have used Biodynamics since our arrival to grow fruit that could express the regional character as much as possible. Our vines are not fertilized or irrigated, and the earth’s natural humus is cultivated in a sustainable manner so it improves itself from year to year.
Then we applied the same approach in the cellar so as not to lose our grape’s heritage of taste during the winemaking process: only spontaneous fermentations without use of selected yeasts, no clarification and no filtration. This choice is not a profession of faith or marketing strategy, but a non-invasive process that celebrates the flavors of the region.


  • Certified Organic by ICEA (23/08/2019, H2635)
  • Certified Biodynamic by Agribio

Contact Details

+39 051 964521

Via Puglie 12
Pragatto di Crespellano
Valsamoggia, 40056

Technical Information

This grower-maker grows all their own grapes.

  • Size of their farm: 25 (ha)
  • Size of farm under vine: 15 (ha)
  • All grapes are dry-farmed. None of this grower’s vineyards are irrigated.
  • All grapes are harvested manually.
  • Average production of wine: 60.000 - 70.000 (btl)