Ferrari

The Wines

Ferrari

Ferrari is a large family owned and operated winery founded in Northern Italy’s Trentino region in 1902 by Giulio Ferrari. After studying Champagne making in France, Giulio Ferrari returned to Italy with the goal of producing sparkling wine equal to the finest French Champagne. In 1952 Giulio, not having any children, sold his winery to Bruno Lunelli, the owner of Trento’s best know wine bar. In the decades that followed, Lunelli and his sons built Ferrari into one of Italy’s most famous and highly successful producers of metodo classico sparkling wines, expanding its production and sales into new international markets.

Ferrari sparkling wines are produced from grapes grown in Trentino, a mountainous region ideally suited for growing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The company owns a 120 ha estate situated at 300-700 meters and purchases grapes from more than a 500 neighboring small wine growers. Production of 5 million bottles annually is in the hands of a team of eight winemakers led by chief winemaker Marcello Lunelli and six agronomists.

The company follows sustainable viticultural practices and is developing new organic vineyards. Like many great wineries, it collaborates with local university researchers to develop new and improved methods of vineyard management and wine production.