We have always been committed to adopting an approach of ethical and social responsibility in the local areas where we are based, ensuring the well-being of the people who work with the Group and inhabitants of the winegrowing regions where we have our vineyards.
Over the years, we have cultivated relationships based on the principle of sustainable winegrowing on an environmental, social and economic level. We have created a real and authentic “chain of mutual trust” founded on dedication to work and community, an equitable division of profits, punctuality and transparency throughout the production chain.
It was in 1935 that Count Gaetano Marzotto bought and reclaimed over a thousand hectares of agricultural land, a farming estate which had previously belonged to the Stucky family.
His plan was futuristic. Count Marzotto envisaged a new style of efficient and modern agriculture, based on man, nature and technology working together in harmony. His production model was to be applied to farming the basic essentials: cereals, dairy and meat. The best plots, 140 hectares, were destined to winegrowing.
Today the Group extends over 684 hectares of vineyards, 70% of which are directly owned and more than half are organically farmed. Its vineyards are found in various locations across the length and breadth of the Italian peninsula and play an active role in promoting and garnering attention for premium Italian wines throughout the world.
More than 80 years may have passed since Santa Margherita’s visionary beginning but its guiding principles have remained unchanged over time and have seen Marzotto’s dream grow into one of the leading producers of wine in Italy. The Group is owned by four brothers, the 3rd generation of the Marzotto family.
President of Santa Margherita Wine Group.
President of Zignago Holding.
Vicepresident of Santa Margherita Gruppo Vinicolo.
Member of the Board of Directors.
We were sustainable before the word was invented. Today more than ever. We work to safeguard and respect the environment, in the belief that everything that comes from a healthy environment, when managed wisely and in respect of natural cycles, carries with it a unique value. We always put people at the heart of our objectives. This is clearly shown in how Villanova di Fossalta di Portogruaro came into being.
Here, just as they had previously done in Valdagno, the Marzotto family built a model village where office workers, labourers and farmers could live in better conditions. Housing, schools and recreation centres were created. The village grew and evolved at the same rate as the industrial centre, where the raw ingredients grown were sent for processing and where a glass-making factory was built, the fruition of Count Gaetano Marzotto’s business plan.
Today, this ethos is highlighted in initiatives which focus on and strengthen the ties between our entrepreneurial vision and the local communities that surround our ten estates.
Zignago Group is a well-established industrial enterprise with a diversified portfolio of controlled subsidiaries owned by Zignago Holding. The principal sectors in which it works are:
- wine-growing and wine-making: Santa Margherita Gruppo Vinicolo;
- energy production from renewable sources: Zignago Power;
- manufacture and sale of hollow glass containers: Zignago Vetro;
- property management: Zignago Immobiliare;
- ecological sanitization and pest control: Multitecno.