A garden of vineyards


The Isimbarda estate occupies an area of some 36 hectares (approx. 90 acres) in the southernmost part of Lombardy between the municipalities of Santa Giuletta and Mornico Losana in the province of Pavia.

Our vineyards are situated at altitudes varying from 200m to 300m (650ft to 980ft). Their particular mesoclimate and excellent aspect provide the ideal growing conditions for the traditional vines of the Oltrepò.

Isimbarda's exceptionally beautiful natural setting makes it a very desirable location which is easily reached on a cypress-lined road that winds leisurely over the hills.
The estate also has specifically-equipped spaces for wine tastings in comfortable, elegant areas as well as rooms for conferences, seminars and meetings, for private celebrations or corporate functions.
Respecting tradition


The people of the Oltrepò zone are very aware that their land is part of one of the finest wine-making areas of Lombardy where vine-growing has very ancient roots. The Isimbarda estate has not forgotten the lessons of tradition and, indeed, has combined them with the latest advances in modern wine-making.

Following an in-depth study of the characteristics of the local soil and macroclimate, a number of sub-zones were identified, with differing vegetation, aspects and altitudes for the various grape varieties. Red-grape vines – Barbera, Croatina, Uva Rara, Moradella (Oltrepò native vines) and Merlot – are planted in the sunnier, lower-altitude areas. At higher altitudes the principal vine of the Oltrepò Pavese, Pinot Nero, found its ideal habitat.
The eastern slopes, where the difference between daytime and night-time temperatures is not so extreme, are home to the aromatic white-grape varieties: Riesling Renano, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.

The estate's philosophy focuses on the production of quality wines, therefore requiring a rigorous control of vine yield, which is limited to under 2.5kg of grapes per vine. The many various vine management procedures required during the year (from winter pruning to canopy management in spring and summer) are carried out by diligent, skilled workers up to the time of the harvest when only the grapes with the right characteristics for making excellent wines are sent to the winery.
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