The Manara family is one of the oldest among those working in the field of viticulture in the territory of Ziano Piacentino. Already in the thirties they participated in the important National Exhibition of Table Grapes held in Piacenza and rated among the first, with the brothers Vito and Tino willing to transform themselves to start producing wine grapes. It is in fact the Manara Brothers Winery that in 1939 put the first label of Gutturnio on the bottles. Today, the property situated in the hills of Ziano Piacentino Val Tidone extends for 40 hectares of vineyard. For some years the Manara winery has upgraded its facilities, aiming to link the baggage of traditional knowledge with modern winemaking techniques and take up, in the Piacenza and national landscape, a position based on the quality of a selected product, unique and unmistakable, with original characteristics.
For the Manara family the quality of the wine comes firstly from the vineyard, that gives the grapes their characteristics of the soil and of the area in which the vines are grown. Each vine has its own distinctive quality, flavour and personality and that is why each one, over the years, has been allocated to a vineyard according to its characteristics, an adequate plant density and a right yield per hectare. The care of the vineyards has therefore become a combination of tradition and technological innovation. The classic form of cultivation in Guyot was thus innovated with short pruning methods in order to limit the productivity of vines, and vineyards were submitted to turfing tests to reduce the production and curb soil erosion. The serious attention given to the vineyards throughout the period necessary for the development of the vine and the ripening of the grapes, is not neglected even during the harvest, in which the use of modern harvesting equipment has created the right balance between quality and technology.