Our history

San Valentino winery was born on a pre-existing post-war wine settlement, about which, however, little is known. In the 1990s Giovanni Mascarin bought the entire farm from the Nanni family.

Only in 1997 Roberto Mascarin, Giovanni’s son, together with his wife Valeria, decided to take care of the estate, driven by the passion for the fruits of the earth and above all by the belief that Colle di Covignano had climate and soil conditions capable of expressing great wines, thus giving an important turning point to reach prestigious goals in a short time.

In these years Scabi, Terra di Covignano and Luna Nuova were born, the labels that will make the history of the winery.

The development of the winery continued rapidly until 2017, when Roberto lost his Valeria for a terrible illness, to which he dedicated "Vivi", the most iconic wine of the company.

In 2019 San Valentino saw the entry of a new shareholder, Giovanni Sidoli, entrepreneur from Reggio Emilia, who still takes care of the operational management of the company with Roberto.

At the end of 2022 a new partner, the entrepreneur Gianluca Marchetti, joined Roberto and Giovanni at the head of the company.

The new team wants to make a further leap forward and reorganize the location in order to welcome with greater elegance the many visitors attracted by the events and above all by the quality of the wines.

The company has been a landmark of the territory for years and it boasts international scores among the highest in Romagna. The well-known winemaker consultant Luca D’Attoma participates in the successes achieved so far, who already in the 2000s had taken care of the creation of new vineyards, starting the conversion into organic. Since 2016 Luca “signs” San Valentino wines, defining the rules and the procedures both for the vineyards management and for the grapes transformation and processing.

Organic vineyards

The vineyards extend over an area of ​​17 hectares in property, all in the hills and facing south and south-west; 70% of them is cultivated with Sangiovese and Rebola and the rest is cultivated with Cabernet Franc, Syrah, and Merlot. They are grassed in alternate rows and conducted according to the directives of the Organic Method. There are 7000 plants per hectare, using the guyot method. The soils are poor, with a small percentage of clay and limestone. The yield is about 8,000 kilos of grapes per hectare, all harvested by hand.

All the interventions on the plants are made for a single purpose: to create optimal conditions for healthy grapes of excellent quality because "good wine is born in the vineyard and is completed in the cellar". San Valentino wines are completely organic and characteristic both of the variety and the territory. There are four main grapes variety, nine labels. Four are the CRU: ViVi, Terra di Covignano, Luna Nuova and Mascarin. All still wines; two white, six red and a Rebola passito aged in oak barrels for over 15 years with the solera method: Contesse Muschietti..