The winery

The Rivera wine cellars testify to the history and evolution of wine production in the 20th century. The historical nucleus dates back to the late 1800s with a newer wing added in the 1960s that includes glass lined cement vats, now completely temperature controlled.

A modern, efficient winemaking facility now rises next to them, with small stainless-steel fermenters custom-designed for on-the-skins macerations for the reds and rosés. Maturation of the red wines takes place in two below-ground barrel cellars, one with over 400 French oak barriques, the other with large botti, both 3,000-litre French oak and 5,500-litre Slavonian oak.     

The entire winery complex is today served by a solar-panel installation that covers 70% of its energy needs.