…When the first bottles of wine were sold by our family, and ever since, the LODI CORAZZA family has been farming their lands, with the passion and devotion of those who are part of this TERRITORY and have been respecting it over the years, by adopting INTEGRATED FARMING to maintain its biodiversity intact.
Farming is part of Lodi Corazza family’s culture and today it’s brother and sister Cesare and Silvia who run the wine farm. Over the years, they have renovated the production facility and the vineyards. They have improved the viticultural and oenological processes by selecting the existing autochthonous and international clones cultivated for generations by the Lodi family, characterized by Zola Predosa’s distinctive poor red earth, within the area of the BOLOGNESE HILLS CDO (COLLI BOLOGNESI DOC) wines .
Our philosophy is that wine is a product of the land, the living soul of a millenary tradition, which needs time and balance to age, improve and last in time, as a result of a special vintage year.
it was 1726…
It was 1726 when the Papal State started to sell its properties in Bologna. Since then, the Lodi family has been farming these lands. Our family has an ancient mercantile tradition in the beautiful countryside of Felsina (the Etruscan name of Bologna), which has always been a boundary region between the Empire and the Papal State. And we found our soul in viticulture and wine. The first document testifying to wine production and sale by the Lodi family dates back to 1877.
In the late ’50s, the farm was inherited by our mother Maria Luisa Lodi, Lodi Raffaele’s only heir. Later, this part of the family’s real estate became Lodi Corazza. After that our father Corrado Corazza joined the farm in 1960, our business became more and more specialized in vine growing, thus implementing new technologies in the wine-making process besides cellarmen’s traditional know-hows.
Since 1997, it’s been us, Cesare and Silvia…
We have been running the wine farm together, focusing on the production of quality wines from our own grapes, investing in wine tourism to promote our terroir and traditions.
With the passing of time, this area has certainly changed, but our vineyards are still there, intact, as if they wanted to make sure that everything is as our forefathers would have liked. We revived what was already there, the old vineyards: mum’s Pignoletto, Iaio’s Barbera, dad’s Merlot, Napoleon’s Sauvignon or Granpa’s Albana. They all have a story to be told, a soul to be shared…