The Winery

The organic winery Tenuta Santa Cecilia is located in Croara, on the hills immediately south-east of Bologna, in the nature-park of the Gessi Bolognesi and Calanchi dell’Abbadessa. This area has an well-documented historic vocation for viticulture, thanks to its soil which is geologically defined as “Terre dei gessi e sabbie gialle” (lands of chalk and yellow sands) and a particularly favorable microclimate.


Since our beginnings, the winery has been managed according to the canons of organic farming, without synthetic chemicals and herbicides, but only with natural copper and sulphur for the maintenance of the vineyard. The vineyard maintains a natural field of grass and herbs to avoid the erosion of the hilly and sandy terrain. The small size of the vineyard - just under 6 hectares - is ideal to allow us to follow directly every step of the vinifaction process: the recovery of the ancient processes relating to the phases of pruning and harvesting, and modern techniques of organic winemaking, with limited use of sulphites, give our wines freshness and naturalness.


We produced the native Pignoletto, in the versions Superior, Sparkling and Spumente; Barbera both still and Sparkling, and Merlot. In addition to the selection of our organic wines we produce extra virgin olive oil, honey and organic fruits.