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Our history

Our history

Wines re-fermented in bottle with its own natural sediment: from Arturo Mattioli until nowadays


The first vineyard

Everything starts on the farm Conca d'oro of Guiglia, A beautiful valley surrounded by nature at about 490 mt s.l.m. and behind the hill and the castle to protect it from cold winter winds and facing the Monte Cimone that through the Panaro river brings us the night breezes during the hot summers.

There, it seemed the ideal place to begin this vine growing a bit ' extreme in mountain and it is in the basin that we planted some vines suitable to the area including: Lambrusco Grasparossa, Pignoletto, Trebbiano and Malbo Gentile.


The first seat

The vines planted in 2004 have finally begun to pay off and we had to decide how to make wine with these grapes. The choice was immediately clear: making wine all directly with our hands, Following our idea of ​​making wine that reflects the tradition handed down from Arturo, Romano's father, since the 70's.

Hence, the need to restructure the hospital equipment and make a working cellar, with all the planned regulations. The structure is particularly friendly; stands out Belvedere viewing tower where today are dried grapes of our Dolce Matilde.


The trademark TerraQuilia

Start the commercialization of the first bottles and Romano tried to link the logo to the place where these particular wines are produced . "TerraQuilia" is born .From a research, it appears to be the ancient name of Guiglia:

TerraQuilia = land of Guiglia.


Two new farms

The farm expands, acquiring in the municipality of Guiglia, other two farms with different exposure settings ,suitable for the production of the various grape the owner wants to grow; so two other important vineyards are planted:

Homestead Fratelli Bandiera

Wineyards with South-West Exposure. The soil consists of clay and silt.

Here are cultivated red grapes: Lambrusco Grasparossa and Malbo Gentile.

Homestead La Riva

Wineyards with Northern ExposureAlways sunny. Soil is composed of black clay and rocks.
Here we cultivate predominantly Sangiovese and white grapes: Pignoletto, Trebbiano, Moscato, Malvasia and Verdicchio di Guiglia.


The Verdicchio di Guiglia

It 'a very important year for corporate development. TerraQuilia, at that time, proposed to customers, wines spontaneously re-fermented in the bottle with its natural sediment ,getting compliments for the quality of wine, but also some concern about the difficulty of selling wines with sediment.

At this moment we begin a search to deal with these observations and in meanwhile continue to produce wine in a natural way, with our ancestral methodTherefor we develop a manner to disgorging à la volèe these sparkling wines , just as did the French monks.

In the same period, Romano meets Mr. Guerra who told him of an old vine, linked to wine traditions rooted in the hills of Guiglia and invites him to pick grapes from the last row remained on his farm.

This vine after several searches and confirmations appears to be a native clone and we log it as Verdicchio di Guiglia.

It is then presented for the first time at the 2017 Vinitaly as Tresassi ; this name refers to the three sandstone peaks located in Guiglia Regional Park.


natural wine

A strong commitment is esteblished between TerraQuilia and its consumers.

The Imperative to emphasize the natural way of making wine was born and we ,before than anyone else , we take the responsibility to write on the label the real total residue of sulphur dioxide.

We still write it on all of our bottles and goes from a minimum of 25 mg / l to a maximum of 35 mg / l, even if ,in fact , the threshold admitted for organic rules is of 150 mg / l.


The new headquarters

The appreciation of consumers towards our production philosophy, with the positioning of our labels at the best restaurants and Italian and foreign wine, we were encouraged to move to a wine cellar with the necessary space to increase production and to be able to keep friends ad age for various moonsIn an underground cellar.

We build, so the farm 'La Riva' the current site, created following concepts environmental sustainability, Built with wood materials, equipped with a modern photovoltaic system that makes autonomous more than 80% and recovery of rainwater, using them for irrigation.

Of course, to best accommodate the fans we also equipped a store (Shop) where you can appreciate and taste our wines. It is also possible visit the winery and the vineyards, Accompanied by an expert who explains all the steps of production ... a full immersion in TerraQuilia world.