Louis Dressner Selections - Wine Importer
Lambrusco & Malvasia from Camillo Donati.
Camillo Donati. Photo by Julian Alexander.


The Donati estate is a family estate started in 1930 which is now run by the third generation of Donati -- Camillo, his wife and their children. They cultivate 11 ha of vines (7 of which they own as Tenuta S. Andrea and 4 which are leased at Tenuta Bottazza) using organic and biodynamic practices. They are about 20 km away from Parma in the hillside at an altitude of around 250 m with an eastern exposition.


This interview with Camillo Donati took place in his tasting room in November, 2011. It was conducted by Kevin Mckenna, and translated by Pietro Straccia.


This visit with Camillo Donati took place in November, 2011.


Words by Jules Dressner, photos by Alex Finberg.


IGT Emilia "Il Mio Rosso"
Grapes: Lambrusco Maestri, Bonarda, Croatina, Sauvignon Blanc, Trebbiano