The history of Fornello’s land goes back almost as far as 10 centuries, when the historical document from 1020 stated that Diacono Gerardo of St. Martin Clergy bequeaths the land to a noblewoman from Piacenza. Since then many years have passed and many changes have been made to this land. The rural settlements started to be built in 1200. One of the first ones was the masonry oven, where the lime stones from the Calcianara area and Creta village were prepared. Nowadays, instead of the stone oven you will find beautiful wine trees in this area, the ownership of Sgorbati family.
Since 1400 the main tower, the manor house and its outbuildings were built. The estate that we see today on Fornello’s land remains intact supposedly since as early as 1862.
In 1982 the company became the property of Sgorbati family, family with the longstanding history of winegrowing. Enrico Sgorbati, the owner of the company since 1992 until present days, follows the steps of his vintner grandfather, cultivating vineyards and selling grapes to the third parties until 1998 when he decided to start the new era of Torre Fornello!
He continues the cultivation of specialized vineyards, practiced by generations, but now the renovated company, with Enrico as a head of the family business, produces its own high quality wines. All the processes of the wine making are carried out in accordance with the original values of Torre Fornello, combining passion and tenacity, tradition and innovation, art and culture. Today Torre Fornello offers you a wide range of white and red wines, sparkling and organic as well as their wines made by Spumanti traditional method.
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