A glass of wine: Italian passion
The green soul of Pavia...
Italy is the homeland of wine. Greeks called Italy: "Enotria", referring to the unbelievable biodiversity of Italian wines. In Lombardy there is an ancient tradition linked to wine. Oltrepò Pavese is the extreme point of the Lombardy region with 13.500 hectares of an infinite sea of vineyards.
Pinot Noir is the prince of this triangular shape land, with a surface of 3000 hectares. This is the largest area dedicated to this kind of wine in Italy.
The magic hills
A place in the North of Italy that almost feels like Tuscany: the lush greenery of the hills, the purity of nature, the chance to eat good and genuine food and to taste excellent wines while passing by medieval villages that remained the same year after year. Not so distant from Pavia and Milan, the Oltrepò Pavese is a location that will surprise you with its astonishing yet low profile charme.
We invite you for a tour through the wine cellars of these magic hills to start discovering the poesy and flavors of our land.
AN ENTREPRENEURIAL PROJECT AND A CHALLENGE
The passion for good food, the strong bonds with the Italian tradition and the territory and passion for great wines have created a special union between three partners in an ambitious new (ad)venture.
The recognition of Gambero Rosso "Tre bicchieri" award for three years in a row (2016 - 2017 -2018) is a boost to the collaboration between Fedegari Group, Carlo Casavecchia - one of the best oenologists in Italy - and Ballabio Winery.
Our challenge of reaching the highest levels of quality through a unique reality in Oltrepò Pavese is just the beginning of an amazing journey.
Born at the beginning of the century, in 1905, Ballabio is one of the most long-established Italian wineries and on the oldest in the Oltrepò Pavese region. The Estate lies on the first hills of Casteggio, the ancient Clastidium, 20 km from Pavia and 40 km from Milan. Ballabio produces wines that express and exalt the natural distinctiveness of its vineyards. Over 80 km are planted with the noblest grapes in the area: Croatina, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and partly with olive groves such as Leccino, Frantoio and Bianchera.