A milestone birthday in Italy

Santa Margherita's Pinot Grigio celebrates its 60th anniversary.

Santa Margherita's Pinot Grigio celebrates its 60th anniversary
Santa Margherita's Pinot Grigio celebrates its 60th anniversary

Sixty years ago, in 1961, the first Pinot Grigio from Santa Margherita came onto the market. According to a press release of the company, it was an oenological revolution for those times that  skins and must were vinified without any contact with each other.

As a result this fresh technique, winery owner Count Gaetano Marzotto’s Pinot Grigio initially enjoyed growing popularity only in Italy. In the 1970s, however, it began to be exported all over the world, especially to the USA. In 1979, it was named Italy's best white wine. Today, the climate-neutral wine is available in more than 90 countries and is marketed under the DOC Valdadige. sw

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