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Founded in 2008, Collis-Riondo is a winemaking company located in Monteforte d’Alpone, 20 km east of Verona, in the Veneto region. It comprises two companies: Collis Veneto Wine Group, the parent company, a vinegrower and winemaking cooperative with approximately 6,500 hectares of vineyards and approximately 2,500 farmers associated. The annual grape production reaches around 110,000 tons covering all the major Veneto DOC and IGT productions as well as generic wine.

The vineyards cover the main production zones, appellations and grape varieties of the region: Prosecco, Soave, Amarone, Valpolicella, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon.

The wines from these vineyards are bottled by Collis-Riondo under various brands, each with its own precise identity and quality profile. The main brands are: Riondo (sparkling DOC and varietal), Casa Burti (generic sparkling), Casa Lunardi (still Veneto wines), Castelforte (premium still Veneto wines) and i-Riondo (cocktails). Owned 100% by Collis, Riondo is the bottling and marketing branch of the group.

In 2014 Collis Group reached 94 million Euros in total sales and ranking therefore among the top 20 wine companies in Italy in terms of total sales. Quantitywise, Collis Group represents over 15% of the total Veneto production and approximately 2% of the total Italian wine production.

Castelforte is a brand dedicated to a selection of D.O.C. and varietal wines with a full-body and alcohol levels ranging from 12.5% of the Pinot Grigio to 15% of the Amarone. The name “Castelforte” is a fusion of the Italian words for castle and fort in honour of the castle and fortified walled town of Soave. This is the premium range of Collis-Riondo and encompasses wines that are ideal for the ontrade, to accompany the most refined cuisine.

Riondo is the Collis-Riondo brand dedicated to Charmat method sparkling, D.O.C. and varietal wines. The name derives from “Monte Riondo”, a round hill at short distance from the winery and offices and is now the principle brand dedicated to sparkling wines. Currently, the most representative product of Riondo is Prosecco in both sparkling and semi-sparkling versions. The carefully made “Collezione” line is especially dedicated to the on-trade.

The vines have received several awards in the past years and have caught the attention of several partners and wine lovers.

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