The hill of Guardasone rises between the Enza river and the Termina torrent, its confluent. It is located at the south-eastern end of the DOC wines Colli di Parma area of production, an area that has always been known for its climate and its soils, perfect for the cultivation of vines.
The entire territory of Parma and its province were once covered by sea, as evidenced by the abundance of fossil remains in the marine sediments composing its soils.
All around the hill of Guardasone, our vineyards grow harmoniously upon silty and clayey soils, partly composed of ancient clay loams and generally very rich in limestone. These soils perfectly fit all the grape varieties traditionally grown in our territory, such as Malvasia Aromatica di Candia, Lambrusco Maestri or Barbera, thus espressing their aromatic and taste characteristics at best.
The territory of Guardasone, already populated during the Middle Bronze Age, has been a very important field of battles and disputes among noble houses and rival families. An integral part of what once was the huge Matildic Feud, it still retains very important evidences of its past such as the Castle of Guardasone, whose first records date back to the XXI century, and the ancient and fascinating watchtower locally known as “Guardiola”.
The hill offers many different points of historical interest, and it is can also perfectly serve as a starting point for many CAI signalled paths, hiking tracks and mountain bike tours along the coast dividing the two rivers, offering unique views and landscapes of great naturalistic interest.