The origins of Azienda Agricola Merlotta date back to 1962 when it was founded in the sweetly sloping hills of Imola overlooking the ancient Via Emilia situated just down the road from "Enoteca Regionale dell' Emilia Romagna" (a medieval castle where the dungeons have been converted in to a wine tasting shop offreing only the finest wines in the region), and not far from Tuscany or the Adriatic coast. Over the years the winery has been constantly enlarged and improved. Today it stretches over around 40 hectares. Aware that good wine is made “in the vineyard”, we concentrate most of our efforts in vine-growing carried out in a very suitable environment, vine-growing is the starting point of our work. The best way to get to know our winery and our products is by undertaking a journey through our vineyards and our continuously updated cellars. You will discover that a generous and skilfully cultivated nature matched with the most advanced wine-making technologies offer selected and valuable wines endowed with a great personality.
Azienda Agricola Merlotta is a family-run company composed of 5 partners.
Its “pillars” are brothers Raffaele and Nerio Minzolini, who are in charge of management and production respectively. Mrs. Adriana Cenni is the administrative director and the head of the visitors’ reception staff.
Finally, brothers Fabio and Marco Minzolini have recently joined the company bringing with them fresh air and modern ideas, who are going to further expand and consolidate the markets acquired over the past decades years.
Fabio has recieved his degree in Viticulture and Oenology and he is responsible for the vine-growing and enological activities, while Marco is the sales director for the Italian market.