Where good wine is created

The Poderi delle Rocche estate is situated on the slopes that link the lovely Sforza fortresses of Dozza and Imola.

The right amount of exposure to the sun and the chemical-physical composition of the soil in these areas used, from time immemorial, by the noble families that lived in the fortresses for cultivating vines, have created favourable conditions for growing grapes and have given rise to the production of excellent wines.

The history of the Medieval Village of Dozza, one of the hundred “Most Beautiful Villages of Italy”, is especially linked to the cultivation of Albana, a native grape variety recognized as unique by the winemaking world.

This is where some 25 acres have been turned into vineyards particularly dedicated to the cultivation of the Albana grape variety, as well as Pignoletto, Riesling, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese.

Well known for its history studded with fascinating protagonists such as Caterina Sforza, the town now hosts the winery where the grapes of Poderi delle Rocche are transformed into wine.

Here, there are almost 30 acres dedicated to native wine grapes (Albana, Trebbiano and Sangiovese) as well as international varieties (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay).