Family History of the Sardi’S
At the end of the the nineteenth century the two young brothers Carlo and Emilio Sardi left their native Italy and emigrated to Argentina in search of their luck. They settled in the province of Mendoza where they bought land and started planting vineyards.
The Sardi’s brothers brought their traditional grape varieties from Europe to plant in Argentina. San Rafael is located at the foot of the Andes mountains in a semi-arid, desert area at about 1000 meters above sea level, which resulted in important benefits for the vines.This location infact had an ideal climate and geography and abundance of sun. The warm temperatures in the day combined with cool temperatures in the night was ideal for the grapes as it created more sugars, tannins, and other complex substances. The brothers quickly become the most important producers and exporters of their fine Argentinian-Italian wine to Brazil and Europe.
Mario, the son of Emilio Sardi, married Elena, daughter of Italians also emigrated to Argentina. The couple then moved back to Italy to raise their sons. Mario and Elena settled in the town of Conegliano, the kingdom of the Prosecco wine, and Mario attend the prestigious school of Enology of Conegliano where the young winemaker developed his passion for viticulture and continued to grow and make delicious wine.
The story continues to the present days through Roberto, eldest son of Mario and Elena. Roberto and his wife Jones acquired the “casa rossa” and land that surrounds the Agriturismo “Le Spezie” and maintained and passed on the passion for grape growing to their five children. The main production was Prosecco, but also Pinot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Cabernet and Marzemino. When it was harvest time (“ la vendemmia”) everyone had to help and there were no excuses!
Now the tradition continues in The Agriturismo Le Spezie where Carlo Sardi (Roberto’s son) and his wife Valentina take care of the vineyars and welcome their guests with genuine warmth in the comfortable and newly renovated apartments of the “casa rossa”.
Carlo and Valentina and are eager to share their passion for the simple life in the countryside with their guests.
At your arrival at our Agriturismo you will always be welcomed with a bubbly glass of our best Prosecco! Cheers..or as we say in Italian : ”CIN CIN”!