________ WINE HOTEL ________
We are hospitality, amiability and cordiality, with a taste for good food and drink… simply friends and lovers of genuine cuisine and authentic flavours, with origins from the north to the south.
_____ Stefano _____
Hi, I’m Stefano. I was born in Umbria and lived in Castelli Romani until completing my studies, and later moved to Milan, Prato and Bologna. I’ll be your chef. As a child I always followed my mother Simonetta and grandmother Marcella around in the kitchen and as an adult I realised my dream by starting a catering business, “Grano & Melograno Fantasia in Cucina Srl”, based in Florence. My strengths are humility, experimentation, first courses and desserts. My speciality is sweets, which will delight every palate at the end of a meal.
_____ Davide _____
Hi, I’m Davide. I was born and lived in Bologna. I’ve always had a passion for good food: simple, tasty dishes with typical flavours. For obvious reasons I’m specialised in the cuisine of Emilia-Romagna, but for some years have been familiarising with the traditional food of Trentino and Alto Adige, and not only. I help out Stefano in the kitchen. I also have a diploma from the Italian Sommelier Association: it will be my pleasure to advise you on the most suitable wine to taste and enjoy, so that your sensory experience in terms of aroma, texture and flavour is a perfectly harmonious one.
We’d like to welcome you to our Wine Hotel to make you feel at home, help you relax and take care of you throughout the day, offering you sweets and savouries accompanied with an enjoyable glass of wine, an herbal tea or simply a good cup of coffee.
Trentino was defined by Cesare Battisti as “the most beautiful vineyard-garden in Europe” and its grape leaf-shaped boundaries are emblematic.
We are not located in a vineyard, or even in a winegrowing area, but the passion inspired in us by this splendid beverage, so simple in its essence but highly complex to produce, has led us to personalise each guest room by dedicating it to a grape variety.
The winegrowing area closest to our Hotel is Val di Cembra. You just have to follow the course of the river Avisio, which passes right in front of us, through the Fassa and Fiemme valleys: immediately after the town of Cavalese it flows into Val di Cembra and descends until converging with the Adige in the town of Lavis.
Here winegrowing is decidedly heroic: small patches of land perched on inaccessible slopes and supported by dry walls. All the white wines are famous and distinctive for their minerality and freshness, ascribable to the presence of porphyry in the soil. Optimal results are obtained here with Trento DOC, one of Italy’s most acclaimed “classic method” sparkling wines. The reds are also very good, notably Pinot Noir. The valley abounds in small wineries that are more than happy to have you taste the fruits of their labours.
The Rotaliana Plain, extending along the lower end of Val di Cembra, is famous for the red wine Teroldego, “prince” of Trentino. The wine route – Strada del Vino or Weinstrasse – starts here, leading all the way to Bolzano (Bozen) through a succession of splendid vineyards and towns, including Termeno (Tramin) and Caldaro, with its beautiful lake, which offers coolness in hot summers and is an excellent habitat for grapevines. Here we find the famous Gewurztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc, Moscato and Lagrein.
This passion of ours is reflected throughout the hotel, and above all in our wine cellar.