the origin of our philosophy


has an ancient heart

Located at the heart of the Oltrepò Pavese zone, Tenuta Isimbarda owes its name to the ancient house of the Isimbardi marquises, the Lombard noble family who became the lords of the Santa Giuletta feud at the end of the
17th century. In particular Luigi Isimbardi – who loved the Isimbarda estate just as much as he did his magnificent palace in Milan – was a skilled vine-grower and a pioneer of modern winemaking techniques in the 19th century.

Years went by and Isimbarda’s calling to viticulture did not fade at all; the vineyards were updated in a landscape-friendly way and a cellar was built, thus making Isimbarda a modern and dynamic business. The Isimbarda estate was acquired in 2019 by three business partners who have been working in the wine industry for a very long time; the estate is now guided
by young, active, and determined entrepreneurs who are ready to face new challenges by staying true to their ancient roots.

Cellar technology is wholly devoted to quality in order to allow our productions to fully express the great potential and versatility of the Oltrepò Pavese wines and terroir.
The cellar was designed to produce high-quality wines: still and sparkling white wines; our traditional, zesty Bonarda; elegant red wines aged in fine wood barrels; and our sparkling wines
made according to the traditional method (“Metodo Classico” in Italian) from Pinot Noir grapes aged on the lees for long periods of time.


and its value

The Isimbarda estate is located high above the broad
expanse of the Po River Valley amidst a landscape of great beauty and charm; the rolling hills dominate the underlying land and allow the beholder to catch a glimpse of the majestic Alpine chain.
In order to preserve this splendid natural setting, the estate’s management has always ensured that the winemaking procedures showed due respect for the landscape.

Therefore our vineyards are managed throughout the year not only so as to produce excellent wines but also to keep the land intact. To this end, all the vineyards are covered in a perennial meadow that is  periodically mowed. This inhibits soil erosion
that could reduce the land’s fertility and put the hydrogeological stability of the ground at risk.
This vineyard management system produces excellent wines and protects the land, thereby safeguarding and preserving
its intrinsic beauty.

It will surely be clear that such a choice was a difficult and onerous one. But we firmly believe that high-quality wine
production cannot be achieved by leaving the protection of the land out of consideration; also we are deeply convinced
that the quality of our wines is enhanced by the beauty of our landscape and the skilled work of the people who seek to
preserve it.