Episode 788 Marc Millon interviews Enrica Fontana from Spagnol Winery, in this episode of Italian Food & Wine with Marc Millon on the Italian Wine Podcast.
About the winery:
It all began with the cultivation of vines undertaken by great-grandfather Serafino during the early 1900s.
Our history continues with the production and marketing of bulk wine until 1986, the year during which we began bottling wines in our cantina, thereby covering all phases of wine making from the production to the sale of bottles, thereby completely the supply chain.
The vineyards have always been managed and worked by our nuclear family: father Orazio, mother Loreta and their sons, Stefano, Marco, Alberto and Mattia.
More specifically, Orazio and Alberto, together with a team of agronomists, supervise the agricultural activities, all done manually, from the management of the plants to the harvest; while Stefano and Marco, as oenologists, deal with the wine-making process of the company wine cellars.
Over time, the “famiglia” has grown to embrace the arrival of talented collaborators, who work in the vineyards (7 individuals), and in our offices (4 individuals).
Our business is more than just a trade,
it’s our passion and our family tradition.
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More about the host Marc Millon:
Marc Millon, VIA Italian Wine Ambassador 2021, has been travelling, eating, drinking, learning and writing about wine, food and travel for nearly 40 years. Born in Mexico, with a mother from Hawaii via Korea and an anthropologist father from New York via Paris, he was weaned on exotic and delicious foods. Marc and his photographer wife Kim are the authors of 14 books including a pioneering series of illustrated wine-food-travel books: The Wine Roads of Europe, The Wine Roads of France, The Wine Roads of Italy (Premio Barbi Colombini), and The Wine Roads of Spain. Other titles include The Wine and Food of Europe, The Food Lovers’ Companion Italy, The Food Lovers’ Companion France, Wine, a global history. Marc regularly lectures and hosts gastronomic cultural tours to Italy and France with Martin Randall Travel, the UK’s leading cultural travel specialist. He is soon to begin a regular series on Italian Wine Podcast, ‘Wine, food and travel with Marc Millon’. When not on the road Marc lives on the River Exe in Devon, England
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