What is striking when one arrives at Tenuta La Scolca®, in addition to the ancient tower that dominates the house, is the pleasant atmosphere: tradition, hard work and commitment have brought a sense of harmony and intention to all that takes place.La Scolca estate was purchased between 1917 and 1919 by the great-grandfather of Giorgio Soldati who, today, leads the company with his daughter Chiara.
The past and the future live together at La Scolca: the naturalness of those who have always been is combined with the vim and vigor of forward-looking leaders.
The surname Soldati “soldiers” is particularly symbolic of the approach taken by the company’s owners. The name of the property, as well, is symbolic. La Scolca comes from “Sfurca” or “Look off into the distance” and the farmhouse that stood there was exactly that – a lookout post.
These names reflect the proud and tenacious character of the owners and their wines.In 1919, at the time of purchase, the land was used, in part, to produce grain and the rest was covered by forest. The Soldati family had a well-studied plan: to plant Cortese vineyards in an area traditionally used to cultivate only red grapes. The production soon became a major technical enterprise. La Scolca is the oldest company in the area for continuity of management by the same family. It is also the most modern.
Giorgio Soldati has proven himself to be a valid and innovative interpreter: he has created an extraordinary set of wines that have brought honor to the “Gavi” region and to the Cortese grape. The greatest task has been leading the company, working to strengthen its image and reputation throughout the world and maintaining the highest possible quality standards.