Wine is a compound
of love and light.

Galileo Galilei (1564 – 1642)

1964

A dream longer than 50 years

 

Cantina Mingazzini was founded in Medicina (Bologna) in 1964 in a little facility not so far from the present one. In a space which was large only some hundreds of square meters, there were stored wood barrels, jugs and some rudimentary equipments to prepare wine. Among them, there was also a semi-automatic filling system with a feeding pump to fill in 6 bottles at a time.

The machine capability and the human arms were able to produce about 1000 bottles per hour.


In 1966 we bought the first filtration equipment.

At the beginning, bottled wine and jugs were delivered by a 3-wheels motorcycle equipped with a cargo bed which was soon replaced by a Motom 48 transfomed into a little van.

Sooner than expected, the increasing demand of our wines brought us to enlarge the production plant and it was necessary to move into a new plant with a total area larger than 2000 sq.meters, half of them covered.

In 1970 the tank capacity was of 330.000 liters. Up to then, all bottles were closed by hand.

Only at the beginnig of the ’70s, we bought our first semi-automatic bottle-corking machine and a Piaggio’s Ape Car for deliveries all around the province.

1970

New production plant


1978

Innovation and Technology

 

Up to 1978 sparkling wines production was made through natural fermentation method inside bottles.

Further to the increasing demand from the market we then had to enlarge the production machineries and we decided to install the first stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature, which allow to obtain a higher quality product in a shorter time.

'80s - '90s

The evolving path goes on


In a few years our company was able to grow up and expand its business beyond the borders of the province and it became necessary a new upgrading in the machineries by investing, successfully, on a new automatic filling machine, new corking machine and new stainless steel tanks to preserve sparkling wines under controlled temperature.

During the following years we have then added more equipments such as an automatic labelling machine and a capping machine.

2000s

Passing on the baton looking ahead, towards the future

 

After more than 40 years of improvements and investements, the coming demand from new markets, among them, the Chinese and African ones, leaded us to a necessary handover in 2010. The former Company passed from the founders to one of the sons, Alessandro Mingazzini, together with a business partner, Tommaso Dall’Olio. Goodwill and care always distinguished the three brothers who founded the Company since the very first beginning and they are still the same characteristics identifying the new generation.


In 2012, in order to adapt the Company to more sustainable environmental standards, we conceived a new range of bottles with recycled wood label. They are laser engraved and glued with a special green adeshive. Laser engraving allows us to avoid any colours and pigments releasing toxic substances during the recycle steps. The type of glue we use to stick the labels on the bottle, is certified as eco friendly since it allows to avoid toxic fumes emission during the fusion process of the glass unlike it happens with most of common self-adhesive labels.


The same care towards the environmental problem, took us to start a new production line with special bottles in multi-layer PET. They are ideal to contain and preserve wine at high quality standards, keeping the same characteristics of wine in a normal glass bottle, such as colour, taste and even the CO2 for sparkling wines.

PET is a very light material but it is, at the same time, very resistant and completely recyclable.


In 2015 we disposed of the entire old washing machine and replaced it with new and more sophisticated equipments, able to guarantee a higher hygiene during the washing process of the bottles, both inside and outside. In addition to this we installed a reverse osmosis system for water filtration. We use it to wash tanks and bottles. In this way, water is cleaner and no scale tracks remain. We have then included a nitrogen generator which helps us to process wine avoiding any oxidation.

1964

A dream longer than 50 years

 

Cantina Mingazzini was founded in Medicina (Bologna) in 1964 in a little facility not so far from the present one. In a space which was large only some hundreds of square meters, there were stored wood barrels, jugs and some rudimentary equipments to prepare wine. Among them, there was also a semi-automatic filling system with a feeding pump to fill in 6 bottles at a time.

The machine capability and the human arms were able to produce about 1000 bottles per hour.


In 1966 we bought the first filtration equipment.

At the beginning, bottled wine and jugs were delivered by a 3-wheels motorcycle equipped with a cargo bed which was soon replaced by a Motom 48 transfomed into a little van.

1970

New production plant

 

Sooner than expected, the increasing demand of our wines brought us to enlarge the production plant and it was necessary to move into a new plant with a total area larger than 2000 sq.meters, half of them covered.

In 1970 the tank capacity was of 330.000 liters. Up to then, all bottles were closed by hand.

Only at the beginnig of the ’70s, we bought our first semi-automatic bottle-corking machine and a Piaggio’s Ape Car for deliveries all around the province.

1978

Innovation and Technology

 

Up to 1978 sparkling wines production was made through natural fermentation method inside bottles.

Further to the increasing demand from the market we then had to enlarge the production machineries and we decided to install the first stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature, which allow to obtain a higher quality product in a shorter time.

'80s-'90s

The evolving path goes on

 

In a few years our company was able to grow up and expand its business beyond the borders of the province and it became necessary a new upgrading in the machineries by investing, successfully, on a new automatic filling machine, new corking machine and new stainless steel tanks to preserve sparkling wines under controlled temperature.

During the following years we have then added more equipments such as an automatic labelling machine and a capping machine.

2000s

Passing on the baton looking ahead, towards the future

 

After more than 40 years of improvements and investements, the coming demand from new markets, among them, the Chinese and African ones, leaded us to a necessary handover in 2010. The former Company passed from the founders to one of the sons, Alessandro Mingazzini, together with a business partner, Tommaso Dall’Olio. Goodwill and care always distinguished the three brothers who founded the Company since the very first beginning and they are still the same characteristics identifying the new generation.


In 2012, in order to adapt the Company to more sustainable environmental standards, we conceived a new range of bottles with recycled wood label. They are laser engraved and glued with a special green adeshive. Laser engraving allows us to avoid any colours and pigments releasing toxic substances during the recycle steps. The type of glue we use to stick the labels on the bottle, is certified as eco friendly since it allows to avoid toxic fumes emission during the fusion process of the glass unlike it happens with most of common self-adhesive labels.


The same care towards the environmental problem, took us to start a new production line with special bottles in multi-layer PET. They are ideal to contain and preserve wine at high quality standards, keeping the same characteristics of wine in a normal glass bottle, such as colour, taste and even the CO2 for sparkling wines.

PET is a very light material but it is, at the same time, very resistant and completely recyclable.


In 2015 we disposed of the entire old washing machine and replaced it with new and more sophisticated equipments, able to guarantee a higher hygiene during the washing process of the bottles, both inside and outside. In addition to this we installed a reverse osmosis system for water filtration. We use it to wash tanks and bottles. In this way, water is cleaner and no scale tracks remain. We have then included a nitrogen generator which helps us to process wine avoiding any oxidation.

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Via Lamberti, 50
Medicina, Bologna
Italy

Tel. +39 051 851369
Fax: +39 051 3510878
E-mail: info@cantinamingazzini.it

Tel. +39 051 851369
Fax: +39 051 3510878
E-mail: info@cantinamingazzini.it

Via Lamberti, 50
Medicina, Bologna - Italy

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