Casa Vinicola Criserà
Established in 1800, Criserà Winery has a long family tradition of love and dedication to its land, to the worship of the vineyard and wine. A Calabrian family of ancient traditions deeply rooted in the most authentic values, which have been passed down for four generations until today, resulting in a firmly established and successful business. The Criserà Company, both by vocation and profession, after years of experienced refinements, has introduced into the market with a variety of IGT wines from the well-defined nature, characterized by a strong character and great finesse and elegance.
Keeping focused on the genuineness, commitment in selecting quality autochthonous vines, now it uses the latest technology to achieve quality levels of high competitiveness and standard, adapting to the demands of the global market. This allowed the Criserà wines to obtain national and international awards as well as being praised by the most important gastronomic guides. The philosophy of Criserà Winery is expressed in personal contact with Italian and foreign customers, hosted as guests in the corporate structures, where they can taste the wide variety of wines that the winery produces
In Calabria the cult of the vine has ancient origins, prior to 744 BC when on its eastern coasts the Greeks arrived there and named it ENOTRIA, whose meaning is derived from the Greek root οινος. “Land of Wine” was the term with which the ancient Greeks knew the Calabria. The local wines have an illustrious past of great celebrities, which reached the peak when they were offered as a gift to the victorious athletes at the Olympics competitions. Robust and high-proof wines, resistant to travel, Calabrian wines were shipped to the Mediterranean markets from Sybari, Kroton and Locri ports. In the ancient port of Sibari real wine pipelines (enodotti) facilitated the transport of wine. It was also loaded in terracotta amphoras and exported by the Romans all over the known world of that time.