Pinot Grigio Santa Margherita has been certified Carbonzero.


We are proud to announce that our Pinot Grigio Santa Margherita has been once again certified Carbonzero. The largest certified programme of carbon neutrality ever realised by an Italian winery. Every bottle of Pinot Grigio distributed in Canada – almost 1.5 million a year – is certified carbon-neutral by a highly reputable non-Italian body, Carbonzero.

Carbon dioxide emissions have been eliminated by direct intervention on the production cycle and through compensatory real emission reductions in the form of carbon offsets. The carbon offsets acquired by Santa Margherita to compensate for non-eliminable carbon dioxide emissions, which means essentially transport and distribution, focus on the quality of life and the reduction of emissions in Canada through three strategic interventions:

1. Afforestation in the South of Quebec: This project was created in 2014 to plant on 15 abandoned lands and sequesters a portion of Southern Quebec’s atmospheric carbon for at least 50 years. With a total project area of 75.9 hectares and more than 146,000 trees planted, this project is one of the largest of its kind in the region and the whole province of Quebec.

2. City of Toronto Municipal Organics Biodigestion Project: This project diverts municipal organic waste from traditional landfill, thereby avoiding methane emissions to the atmosphere in favor of anaerobic decomposition with methane collection and destruction.

3.Bison Transport Fuel Efficiency Project: Intervention in Bison Transport’s broader fuel consumption reduction strategy to lower emissions deriving from product transport.

From the very beginning Santa Margherita Wine Group shared a connection to the land and the people who live and work on it, and this deep-rooted respect has been one of the main reasons for our success. Environmental, economic, and social factors have always been among the main considerations of the Santa Margherita Wine Group: we have established land management policies, implemented from Alto Adige down to Sicily; we’ve made major investments in energy-saving and renewable photovoltaic systems that have revolutionized our largest winery; and we have recently completed a biomass plant.

This is true sustainability, not a superficial whim. Our approach has made a real difference to daily life throughout the estates, and will continue to do so. We will never stop loving the land, because that love has always been and always will be reciprocated.

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Over half a million dollars donated to the Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life

MilleGrazie2Fifty cents. It doesn’t sound like much. For the past eight years, through our donation program in support of the Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life in Canada, Santa Margherita has contributed fifty cents per bottle purchased of our designated wines to the cause. It adds up. As of this year, we have been able to provide $550,000 in funding to help Canadians living with HIV/AIDS. We are proud to do so and grateful for the support and generosity of our Canadian community. Mille grazie!

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Join the Walk or Sponsor Team Santa Margherita

Santa Margherita’s donation program in support of the Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life at Vintages may be over but there’s more you can do to help Canadians living with HIV/AIDS. Sponsor our enthusiastic team of walkers here. Excited to walk yourself? Join the AIDS Walk here. It’s really easy to train as you can see in this video.


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2014 Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life Donation Program

From July 21 to August 16, 50¢ from each sale of our Pinot Grigio and Prosecco at the LCBO will be donated in support of the Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life.

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2014 Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life


Santa Margherita 2014 AIDS WALK Ribbon

You don’t hear much about HIV/AIDS anymore. It doesn’t often make the news. But the fight to stop new instance of the disease and improve the lives of those already infected is not over. There are over 70,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in Canada. More than a quarter of them don’t even know. There is still no cure or vaccine to prevent further infections.

The positive news is that through the generous support of Canadians, there has been improvement to support services, and more education for prevention. Santa Margherita returns in 2014 for the 8th consecutive year as a major sponsor of the Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life. We are proud to contribute. Our community cares. They participate in our donation campaign, help us to spread the message and sponsor our walk team. Their impact is deeply appreciated.

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Santa Margherita would like to thank YOU.

This month, we’ll donate $5000 to TREE Canada because of your tweets, views, and shares. By participating in our campaign, your support raised over $2000 and Santa Margherita matched and donated the rest. This money will be put toward tree planting, revitalization, and other important initiatives, like the greening of schools and playgrounds. Thank you for showing your commitment to sustainability and the environment!

Because of you, we’ll have a greener, healthier Canada.

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Photo credit: Tree Canada








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For the month of April we’re donating 50 cents of every Pinot Grigio sale to Tree Canada

To celebrate Earth Month, we’re partnering with Tree Canada to do our part in helping to build sustainable forests in local communities across the country. But our commitment doesn’t stop there. For the month of April, mention #SM_PinotGrigio on Twitter and we will donate an additional 50 cents.

We’re also packaging a plantable basil neck tag with limited edition bottles of our famous Italian Pinot Grigio on shelves now. Learn more about the exciting ways we’re helping to preserve the environment in the video below and by visiting Keep in the loop on all of our exciting news at

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BC Home and Garden Show

BC Home and Garden Show logoIf you are in Vancouver, you can come say hi to us at the BC Home & Garden Show – we’re set up at the Santa Margherita (Booth 547).

Come learn about Canada’s first Carbonzero wine and while you are there, learn about our upcoming program to make a positive impact in your community. Santa Margherita will be donating 50¢ from each sale of their famous Pinot Grigio to Tree Canada to plant trees in local communities.

For more information about the show you can visit the BC Home & Garden Show website.

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Earn 15 Bonus AIR MILES Reward Miles



Bundle up and enjoy this special offer at the LCBO! Earn 15 Bonus AIR MILES® reward miles when you buy Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio and Chianti Classico together. Offer valid at the LCBO only until January 4, 2014. Details in store.

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Win a Trip to Italy

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Enter to win this fabulous trip to Italy from Santa Margherita and Chatelaine Book Club.


FLY Round-trip airfare for four to Rome, Italy

STAY 6 nights at a Tuscan country house

TASTE Santa Margherita wines while on an exclusive tour of the Santa Margherita Chianti vineyards


CONTEST DEADLINE: 10:00am on December 31st, 2013.



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