“Vita” is Italian for life. Not just life, but life lived well, full of passion for good food, good company and great wine. At Colavita, we believe in crafting wines worth exploring and sharing.
Today, the Colavita brand has tremendous consumer awareness and loyalty – the perfect time to extend the power of the Colavita brand beyond olive oil and their agricultural heritage and passion for handcrafting makes wine a natural fit.
Working together, Colavita and Terlato bring you great Italian wines under the well-established Colavita name.
The Colavita family traces its roots to the small town of Sant’Elia a Piansi, where, four generations ago, Giovanni Colavita founded the family olive oil tradition and Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil was born.
Over the years, the Colavita family became masters at the delicate craft of “tasting” and blending extra virgin oils from different types of olives grown in Apulia and nearby regions. This skill enables the family to produce 100% Italian extra virgin olive oil with a consistent fine quality – a skill that sets Colavita apart today from the other leading brands in the United States. Unmatched for freshness and flavor, Colavita guarantees quality.
Today, Colavita remains family owned and operated and is the leading producer of handcrafting Italian Olive Oil. A trusted family brand.
Colavita wines boast key vineyard selection, harvesting grapes for each wine from their most ideal growing regions. Our DOC Pinot Grigio is from Trentino-Alto Adige, where high elevations promote a cool growing climate and the soils are stony with some influence from clay, sand and calcium. Our DOC Verdicchio di Matelica is from the Marche province, surrounded by the Apennines Mountains to the west and the Adriatic sea to the east, giving the region a distinctive terrior and the wines unique quality characteristics. Our IGT Pinot Noir di Pavia is harvested from the Lombardy province, where the climate in influenced by the Alps to the north and the Po Basin to the south. Finally, our DOC Valpolicella Ripasso from Veneto benefits from the warmer Adriatic coastal plains and river valleys, producing bright, flavorful and fruity wines with velvety texture.