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Villa Sandi acquires leading Friulian winery Borgo Conventi

We look forward to seeing you at Vinitaly in Verona this year, April 7-10! Please come and taste with us in Hall C, Stand E4.

This week, Villa Sandi announced its purchase of the Borgo Conventi estate, one of Friuli’s most venerated wineries and prized properties.

Founded in 1975 by Gianni Vescovo, the estate includes 30 hectares planted to vine in the Collio and Isonzo DOCs and currently produces 300,000 bottles per year.

“I couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome Borgo Conventi to our family,” said Villa Sandi owner Giancarlo Moretti Polegato (above) in a statement. “It’s a top estate and it’s been managed with skill and passion by the Folonari family,” who bought it 2001.

The Moretti Polegato family plans to improve the estate’s sustainability.

“We’re well aware that the future depends on sustainability and care for the environment,” said Giancarlo, “and so we are planning to implement the same low-impact farming practices that have allowed Villa Sandi to obtain Biodiversity Friend certification.”

The winery will continue to be managed independently although Villa Sandi will distribute the wines.

The name of the estate — Borgo Conventi, meaning “convent hamlet” — dates back to the 17th century when a local land owner donated it to Dominican friars on the condition that they build a monastery there.

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