Santa Margherita's Commitment to Sustainability

For the month of April, we're giving Canadians an opportunity to tweet for trees. Every time you use the hashtag of #SM_PinotGrigio on Twitter, we'll give 50 cents to Tree Canada, who will put the contributions toward planting trees in Ontario. It's that simple, all you have to do is tweet the hashtag and you'll be contributing to a greener Canada.

Our partnership with Tree Canada

Tree Canada is a not-for-profit organization committed to creating a greener, healthier Canada by encouraging tree planting and tree maintenance in Canadian communities through various programs. While trees deliver obvious benefits such as beautifying urban landscapes and providing shade, they provide important environmental benefits as well. A single tree can absorb up to 9.16 kilograms of carbon per year, and over the last 22 years, Tree Canada has planted over 80 million trees nationwide. Even 10,000 trees can offset the carbon produced by 25 million kilometres of road travel, significantly reducing Canada’s carbon footprint.

Tree Canada is excited to be working with Santa Margherita and appreciate their support in making this country a greener, more beautiful place. To learn more about sustainable forests and help us grow better places to live, visit http://treecanada.ca/en/.


Have you planted your basil yet?

Santa Margherita has paired each bottle of Pinot Grigio with a neck tag made of plantable basil paper for canadians to start a garden of their own.

Savoury Basil and Tomato Pancakes

Separate egg yolks from whites. Melt butter and pour into bowl with yolks.
Whisk together. Drizzle in milk, while continuing to whisk the mixture.
In a separate bowl, sift baking powder and flour. Whisk with wet ingredients until the mixture has a smooth consistency.
Add the grated Gruyère cheese and mix thoroughly. Add tomato concentrate and roughly clopped basil leaves. Blend mixture and briefly let stand.
In a separate bowl, add a pinch of salt to the whites and beat until stiff. Using a spatula, fold in egg whites, lifting the mixture from the bottom of the bowl, so as not to squeeze the air out.
Heat a lightly buttered pan. Spoon in pancake mixture. Cook on both sides, until lightly browned. Once ready, arrange pancakes on a tray and cover with plastic wrap while you prepare the cream.
Pour sour cream or Greek yogurt into a bowl and add chopped mint. Stir in salt and pepper to taste. Decorate each pancake using a forcing bag with a star nozzle. Garnish with a mint leaf and a sprinkling of poppy seeds.
Prep Time
15 Minutes
Cook Time
10 Minutes
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 25g butter
  • 250g milk, room temperature
  • 125g flour
  • 6g baking powder
  • 50g Gruyere, grated
  • 50g tomato concrete
  • chopped basil leaves to taste
  • pinch of salt
For the cream
  • 100g sour creme or greek yogourt
  • chopped mint leaves to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • poppy seeds (optional)