Casa Vinicola Botter
Casa Vinicola Botter is a wine producer and distributor in Italy. The company was founded in 1928 as a small business selling local Veneto wines in barrels. After World War II, it moved onto bottled wine and began to develop its export markets. Botter is now managed by the third generation of the family and over 90 percent of sales are made outside Italy. Botter owns two wine estates in Italy. Divici is a winery with 100 hectares (250 acres) of organic vineyards in the hills around Treviso. These are planted with a range of classic Veneto varieties such as Corvina, although the initial focus has been on an organic Prosecco. La di Motte is the renovated family estate at Motta di Livenza near Treviso, whose wines were launched in 1997. It boasts a new state-of-the-art winery and 60ha (150 acres) of organic vineyards. La di Motte makes a Merlot and a Pinot Grigio, which are released under the Venezia DOC, and a Refosco designated as IGT Veneto. Along with the estate wines, Casa Vinicola Botter releases a wide range of wines under multiple brands, from Venezia Giulia in the north down to Salento in the south. The production processes at partner wineries are closely supervised and Botter has the latest in quality control systems.