azienda Mondò is one of our tenants who leases our vineyards.
The Mondò vineyard today
High above the hills of Sementina between Bellinzona and Locarno, Giorgio Rossi, together with his brother Andrea, cultivates about 7 hectares of vines on 30 plots. The various grape varieties such as Merlot, the autochthonous vine Bondola and other varieties are refined into first-class Ticino quality wines and enjoy a whole series of awards and a loyal clientele.
Giorgio Rossi’s Mondò winery is a family business with its own vineyards and vines, which has grown steadily over the years through the cultivation of traditions and a passion for the vines and wine. Special attention is paid to careful cultivation in order to conserve resources and protect nature. The love for nature and a cultivation adapted to the challenging terrain and the plants are the best prerequisites for grapes that are vinified into wines of the highest quality.
of our winery
Even before the great age of Merlot in Ticino, Ticino farmers cultivated vines on the higher slopes. At that time, the grapes were still autochthonous varieties, i.e. they came from Ticino, such as the increasingly rare Bondola variety, which is still grown today at the Azienda (German for “winery”) Mondò.
Mario and Nunzia Rossi also grew vines on their small farm high above Sementina, albeit more for their own use. After the grape harvest, the vines were given to the Giubiasco cooperative for pressing. Mario and Nunzia’s three children, Ida, Andrea and Giorgio, left after their education and followed their own professional careers. The youngest son, Giorgio, studied civil engineering and worked in industry after graduating. Read more