Umberto Cesari

16th June 2014

Umberto Cesari

The history of the winery is the history of its founder, a stubborn man who, poor in means but rich in passion, has dedicated his life to his local corner of earth and to great Sangiovese wines.


In the 1960s, high quality was still not a characteristic associated with the wines of Emilia-Romagna, and Umberto Cesari was a pioneer in this regard, one of the very first who was convinced that the Sangiovese could make a truly outstanding local wine.

In those years, in the hills of Castel San Pietro Umberto Cesari founded the winery that today bears his name. It grew steadily, until it gained its current position of one of the few Romagna producers capable of combining substantial production with impressive quality.

cesari vineyard

Umberto Cesari winery lies in Castel San Pietro Terme, in the heart of Italy’s Emilia-Romagna, a region world renowned for its superb food products. The vineyards lie on hillslopes at elevations ranging from 300 to 450 metres and cover 170 hectares.

The cellar boasts the most up-to-date equipment, with everything made of stainless steel. The cellar has a 2000 sq m barrel room for wine maturation, housing various sizes of Italian, Slavonian and Allier oak barriques, tonneaux, and botti.

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