The winery

Pomegranate is a spontaneous mosaic, surprising, tannic and full of things so different that it necessarily has a relationship with the vine and with life.

1901
The winery is established

1939
Vittorio Foradori buys the winery

1960
Roberto Foradori starts working in the winery


First vintage of “Foradori” produced

1976
Gabriella Casna Foradori manages the winery after the death of her husband

1984
Elisabetta, having completed her studies at S. Michele all’Adige’s wine school, faces her first vintage

1985
Mass selections start on Teroldego

1986
First vintage of “Granato” produced

1987
First vintage of “Morei” and “Sgarzon” produced (produced until 1999)

1988
First vintage of “Ailanpa” and “Karanar” produced (produced until 1999)

1992
First vintage of “Myrto” produced (produced until 2009)

2000
The project “vines from seeds” start for the Teroldego grape variety

2002
Conversion to a biodynamic farming system

2009
Demeter Certification received


The winery joins the group “Renaissance des AOC”


First vintage of “Nosiola Fontanasanta” produced


The production of “Morei” and “Sgarzon” resumes

2010
First vintage of “Manzoni Bianco Fontanasanta” produced

2012
Emilio’s first vintage, son of Elisabetta Foradori and Rainer Zierock

2014
First vintage of Fuoripista Pinot Grigio produced


“Morei” and “Sgarzon” CILINDRICA are born

2015
Theo joins his brother Emilio and begins working at the winery

2017
First vintage of Lezèr produced

2019
Myrtha begins the vegetable production at the wine estate

Today

Our awareness of nature’s rhythms and cycles has been perfected through observation over time: each season opens new horizons, every day we learn and understand a little more.

We have learned to pay attention, to grasp the subtle differences existing in nature and to preserve the true character of the grape in the expression of its land of origin.

Our daily farming gestures are elevated to creative impulses: it is our duty and privilege to wake up every morning and to be free to work according to the message that the earth conveys to us in that moment.

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We work surrounded by mountains, cultivating Teroldego and Pinot Grigio on alluvial soils of the Campo Rotaliano, Nosiola and Manzoni Bianco on the calcareous-clayey hills of Cognola.

We have been certified by ICEA and Demeter since 2009, although the estate has been farming biodynamically since 2002.

At the helm today, a fourth generation of winemakers run Foradori’s activities. It was Elisabetta Foradori and Rainer Zierock’s work that led to the salvage and regeneration of the Teroldego grape variety through their cultivation of the grape’s original genetic family. Today their children Emilio, Theo and Myrtha Zierock continue in their footsteps to run the winery.

Philosopher-winemaker Emilio manages wine production, while political journalist Theo oversees the winery’s business and commerce from his home in Naples. Market gardener Myrtha takes care of Foradori’s farming and gradual expansion.

Together the three of them oversee the smooth running of the winery, supported constantly by their mother Elisabetta.

Though Rainer sadly passed away in February 2009, his influence remains fundamental and today his ideas still continue to steer the development of the winery.

Tomorrow

We have been looking for some time now for the ideal location to develop a farming project, something we eventually found on the foothills of Monte Baldo in the south of the Trentino region. Back in 2018 we started out with a piece of land and then bit by bit we began cultivating others in Cazzano and Crosano.

Slowly but surely we will try to understand more about these places with the aim to begin a project, which aside from wine, will also focus on breeding Tyrolean Grey cattle for milk production and vegetable farming.

We will keep you up-to-date with the latest news.

Winery statistics

We harvest the grapes from vineyards covering 28 hectares – 70% of Teroldego, 20% of Manzoni Bianco, 5% of Nosiola and 5% of Pinot Grigio – to produce an average of 160,000 bottles per year: 50,000 of Foradori, 20,000 of Granato, 25,000 of Fontanasanta Manzoni Bianco, 10,000 of Fontanasanta Nosiola, 10,000 of Fuoripista Pinot Grigio and 12,000 for each of vineyards of Sgarzon and Morei and 25,000 bottles of Lezèr.

Who we are


Elisabetta, Emilio, Theo, Myrtha.


Daniela, Cathy, Raffaele, Federica, Maya.


Loris, Alessandro, Andrea, Federico, Elena.


Lorenzo, Riccardo, Danijela.

Identity

 

Passion

we work with pleasure because we truly believe in what we do

Continuity

we practice what we preach

Indipendence

we do what we need to do in order to obtain our objectives

Success

our message is understood and respected

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Belonging

we are united and each one of us has the opportunity to express ourselves and thrive

Contribution

we support and foster ethical farming methods that safeguard both nature and man

Continued development

we undertake continual and detailed research into ways of improving what we do

Expression

throughout our lands we aim to create harmony with the surrounding landscape