When you hear “Santa Margherita,” you probably think of our iconic Pinot Grigio. While we’re proud to have led an entire generation of Italian white wines with this inspiring and much-loved favorite, there’s a lot more to our story. Santa Margherita represents the best of tradition, innovation, a passion for authentic and enjoyable wines, and respect for the people and the lands that produces them.
Over 80 years ago, Count Gaetano Marzotto led the revitalization of an abandoned portion of the Venetian countryside. Here, where rivers from the alps cut through the sun-drenched hills on their winding way to the Mediterranean shore, he created much-needed farmlands and restored traditional wine-making in what had been a region of fine vineyards since the time of the Roman Empire. Employing new agricultural science and a commitment to the needs of the Italian people, Marzotto gave this labor of love the name of his dear wife Margherita, and the first piece in the mosaic of Santa Margherita was set.
Since then, Santa Margherita has grown to encompass vineyards across Italy, from the Veneto to Tuscany, producing distinctive, authentic wines of deep tradition and regional character. Our wines are crafted for the evolving tastes of today’s fine wine lovers, and we invite you to pair the people and foods in your life with the Pinot Grigio we made famous, our brilliant Prosecco, our complex Chianti Classico Riserva or our delicate Sparkling Rosé.
We hold our entire organization to the highest levels of social responsibility and environmental sustainability while remaining committed to our Italian heritage. As we continue to thrive and expand, the truest measure of our success is being welcomed and enjoyed by you, today.