The estate of the Ca' Montanari Farm was born in 2002 (hence its name Opera 02) with just 5 hectares of vineyard, among the rolling hills of Levizzano Rangone. Soon the company gets bigger, growing on the whole hill (about 45 acres), with the purchase of a stable from the '50s, now converted into a vinegar loft and an agrotourism .The passion of the Montanari family for land and agriculture has remote origins. Grandfather Renzo and grandmother Irma transmitted to sons and grandchildren the spirit and the values of the local traditions and products.
In 2002 were planted the first Grasparossa vines, one of the most ancient vine varieties in the world. The name “Grasparossa” comes from its peculiarities, namely the red shade that the vine's leaf has in autumn. In the following years, other vines of Malbo Gentile, Moscato, Fiano and Trebbiano di Modena (whose grapes are necessary for the production of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena) have been implanted.
Opera02: on one side the organically cultivated area and on the other side the resort, with a restaurant/agriturismo and 8 rooms, characterized by the choice of construction materials and the various renewable energy systems adopted.
The common thread linking these various aspects is our deep respect for nature and the conservation of traditions through the attention to detail and new technologies.
The farm is perfect for a relaxing stay in the quiet hills of Emilia, but also for interesting visits in the close art cities such as Modena, Bologna and Reggio Emilia.
Every room terrace looks on the hills, with an intense shade of colors and typical scents that make the resort one of a kind.
The organic production of 'Ca 'Montanari' is in constant evolution and experimentation, giving priority to the quality of the product and not the quantity, and using the most modern technologies.
Every year our product will always be different because the grapes are different from year to year based on various climatic factors and our philosophy is just to preserve the diversity typical of the wine each year.
The Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena is a unique and exclusive dressing known for its dark and bright color, its density and its richness in flavors and fragrances.
The making of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar is a very old tradition handed down over the centuries.
The traditional method consists in the cooking of grape must, which then ripens inside the battery (group of casks made of different wood variety). Thanks to this peculiar and slow method, the Traditional Balsamic Vinegar gets a very well balanced taste able to enhance a great variety of dishes.