New winery in Alghero for Signorvino Patron Federico Veronesi

Jun 22 2024, 18:02
The Oniverse group presents its new winemaking project, Podere Guardia Grande: 25 hectares of vineyards and a three-story underground facility open to the public. This is how the Veronesi family is increasingly investing in direct production

Federico Veronesi, the patron of Signorvino under the Oniverse group (formerly Calzedonia), has a new winery in Sardinia. The Podere Guardia Grande project, designed by the Sardinian studio CasciuRango Architetti, is located in Guardia Grande (Alghero) and features a ruby red underground winery spread over three floors, designating the soil as the custodian of the productive activities.

A three-story winery

The only above-ground level is the large glass room dedicated to welcoming visitors, which overlooks the bay of Porto Conte, Capo Caccia, Porticciolo, and Monte Doglia. From this space, visitors can access the mezzanine level, where they can view the processing rooms on the floor below. The -2 level houses the production machinery of the winery, with fermentation and aging rooms, as well as private tasting rooms adjacent to the barrel cellar. Additionally, on the -1 level, there is a fully immersive multimedia room where videos and testimonials about the Alghero area will be shown. The structure also includes a wine bar open to the public.

Veronesi's interest in Sardinia

The group's arrival in Sardinia dates back two years, with the acquisition of the first hectares of vineyards, now totaling 25 hectares, where Vermentino, Cannonau, and Cagnulari (a native red grape variety typical of the northwestern area of the Sassari province) are produced. "We will work our vineyards respecting this generous and unique territory," explains CEO Federico Veronesi, "without the use of chemical herbicides, as a consequence of what should now be a 'normal' approach to agriculture."

The Veronesi family thus continues on the path of direct winemaking production, following the purchase in 2021 of Tenimenti del Leone in the Castelli Romani and Cantine La Giuva in Veneto.

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