For over 110 years, our family has been dedicated to Italy and Italian culture. We are hosts and wine merchants with a passion. And winegrowers with a love of nature. Warm hospitality, dedication to quality and genuine craftsmanship form the bedrock of our daily work. We convey Italian joie de vivre.

Gastronomy


We opened our first wood-fired pizzeria in Zurich in 1965: Santa Lucia. Since then, we have expanded and now have over 40 restaurants across Switzerland – all run with great warmth and hospitality to pamper guests with the best of Italian cuisine.


Tenuta Vallocaia – our winery


What was love at first sight more than 40 years ago is now a thriving winery. Rudi Bindella sen. and his local team have invested plenty of passion, dedication and hard work to create a model company. The 2.5 hectares of land that the winery had in 1983 have now grown to 175 hectares. One third of this is stocked with grapevines, while olive trees grow on a further 16 hectares. «We feel that we have grown together with this land. Tenuta Vallocaia is my ‹piccolo paradiso›,» says Rudi Bindella sen.


Our vinotecas


Are you looking for a lively aperitif wine, a birthday gift, a wine to take to a party or a fine bottle of red wine for a Sunday roast? We are happy to help!

In our vinotecas in Zurich-Wipkingen, Berne and Ticino, you can taste all our promotional wines free of charge. What’s more, we offer expert advice. Our range contains over 500 wines from Italy. Plus grappa, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and delicatessen items. We also offer a small but fine selection of wines from France, Argentina, Chile and Switzerland.


Craftsmanship & Property

With our plastering, painting and decorating, we aim to lend spaces a special charm, elegance and comfort. You can rely on us when it comes to timing, costs and a well-organised building site.


Jobs & Careers

We are passionate about Italy and its culture. For over a hundred years we have prided ourselves on that passion as hosts, winemakers, wine retailers and craftspeople. We also operate over 40 ristoranti with varying concepts. Come and be part of our «famiglia»!


Events


Whether its a wine battle, a gourmet evening, a tasting course, a concert, a wine fair or a trip to Italy with our sommeliers: our event calendar is always packed!


Former Bindella building on Hönggerstrasse in ZurichFormer Bindella building on Hönggerstrasse in Zurich

History

Jean Bindella founded a wine shop in 1909 and specialised in importing Chianti from Tuscany. This laid the foundation for our family business, complete with restaurants, wine shop, craft operations and 1400 employees.


Blog

What’s new in the world of wine? Which wine-food pairing promises maximum enjoyment? What’s the best way to cook fillet of beef and what does Ornellaia star chef Antonio Colaianni conjure up from fresh artichokes? We reveal this – and much more – in our blog!


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