Colacino Wines

Calabria, Italy

In the heart of Calabria, a land rich in art, nature, and centuries-old traditions, lies Colacino Wines, a beacon of tradition and innovation that exemplifies the essence of Calabrian heritage. Calabria, known since ancient times as Enotria Tellus, the “Land of Wine,” is a region abundant in picturesque landscapes, diverse cultures, and a longstanding tradition of viticulture. The Colacino family, inspired by this rich heritage and guided by the legacy of their father, Dr. Vittorio Colacino, has masterfully woven the art of wine and the love for Calabrian gastronomy into a tale of passion and resilience.

The story begins with Dr. Vittorio Colacino, a general practitioner with a deep-rooted passion for cultivating ancient grape varieties and crafting exquisite wines. In 1968, this passion gave birth to Colacino Winery, a venture that would later be carried forward by his children, Mauro and Maria Teresa. Today, under their stewardship, the winery thrives as a blend of tradition and modernity, preserving the essence of their father’s vision while infusing innovative approaches into every aspect of the production chain.

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At Colacino Wines, the essence of the land, known as terroir, plays a pivotal role. The vineyards, nestled in the verdant Sila region, benefit from the unique climate—a harmonious interplay of sunlight, warmth, and fertile humidity—bestowing upon the grapes distinctive characteristics that make Calabrian wines truly exceptional. The terraced vineyards, gently sloping down to the Savuto River, create a captivating landscape that nurtures indigenous grape varieties such as Arvino, Greco nero, Nerello cappuccio, and more, each expressing the very soul of Calabria.

The production of Colacino Wines is a testament to the belief that 70% of a wine’s quality emanates from vineyard care. Embracing this philosophy, the Colacino family meticulously tends to the vineyards, ensuring low yields per unit area by selecting only the finest grape clusters at optimal stages of maturation. Their commitment to preserving tradition is mirrored in the choice to cultivate indigenous grape varieties, infusing each bottle with the essence of Calabria’s unique terroir and centuries-old grape-growing heritage.

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Colacino Wines represents more than just a winery; it is a cultural celebration. The wines not only tell a story of the land and its people but also embody the culinary artistry and flavors of Calabria. This marriage of wine and gastronomy is a feast for the senses, a symphony of flavors and aromas that resonate with the soul. From the lush vineyards to the carefully crafted bottles, every element is an ode to the beauty of tradition and the promise of innovation.

Colacino Wines symbolize the essence of Calabria, encapsulating a journey that spans centuries. As they strive to craft exquisite wines, the Colacino family also endeavors to preserve the cultural identity and traditions of their region. Through their labor of love, they invite wine enthusiasts on a sensory expedition, uncovering the history, culture, and flavors that define Calabria.

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The journey of Colacino Wines transcends the borders of Calabria, reaching wine connoisseurs across the globe. From the picturesque village of Marzi, their wines find their way to the tables of discerning consumers, allowing them to experience the true essence of Calabria. This expansion promises to take the legacy of Colacino Wines to new heights, ensuring that the rich tapestry of Calabrian heritage and flavors continues to captivate palates worldwide.

Colacino Wines is a testament to the timeless union of tradition and innovation, an ode to Calabrian heritage, and a voyage into the artistry of viticulture. Each bottle is not just a product; it’s a story a story that began generations ago and continues to evolve, leaving an indelible mark on the world of wine.

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Colacino Wines

  • Amanzio

    Pure Magliocco

  • Savato Rosato

    Arvino, Magliocco Canino

  • Quarto

    Pecorello

  • Britto

    Arvino

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