Gotto D’oro

Gotto D’oro


In 1945, at the end of World War II, a group of farmers, scattered by the war, joined forces to form Gotto D’oro, with a shared commitment to advancing winemaking in the region and raising its profile in the wider world. Thanks to their foresight, Gotto D’oro is today one of the leading winemakers in Lazio and one of the top 20 in Italy. 

South-east of Rome, the volcanic hills of the Castelli Romani region are dotted with beautiful vineyards and ancient villages with a history older than Rome itself. The cooperative’s 150 members and their families have always been at the heart of its success. 

In the aftermath of the war, Italy’s agricultural sector faced severe challenges, felt particularly keenly among the country’s winemakers. Most vineyards in Lazio needed replanting, and many existing wineries had sustained heavy damage. Despite these obstacles, the wine-growers of Marino, where Grotto D’oro is based, managed to replant their vineyards and restart production.

Over the 79 years since the cooperative was formed to face down this challenge, it has thrived against the odds, and today transforms 70,000 tonnes of grapes into five million bottles of wine every year.

Among Gotto D’oro’s notable wines is the Roma DOC red, primarily made from Montepulciano grapes, a variety that thrived in the region before the phylloxera outbreak. This wine is distinguished by its intense and persistent berry aromas. Additionally, the Frascati Superiore DOCG, renowned as the only white DOCG wine in Lazio, comes from a meticulous selection of the finest vineyards in Frascati. 

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