Grandpa Plinio was a simple man, a farmer, a great worker who started off with nothing. He was always convinced that the land was the solution for any problem. He really was so right about this.
After the war, he invested his savings to buy a tractor so he could continue to work on the land of Count Cavazzocca of Lazise, just like his family had done for years. It took nearly a decade of hard work and not much sleep to finally be able to buy the Counts house and his first vineyard, the vineyard of Santi, where still today we cultivate the grapes for our Bardolino production.
He had always been passionate about viticulture and in the 60’s, Grandpa Plinio started to produce un-bottled wines door to door in the whole of North Italy, becoming a real part of the panorama of the Veneto winemakers.
Twenty years on in the 80’s, his son Marcello, daddy Marcello to us, took over the family business. After gaining experience he got over the years by working in local wineries, he was now ready to bring a breath of fresh air and new ideas into the family business. Our Grandpa’s vision, that of a person that had lived a very modest life with struggles and difficulties of life on the land, was more orientated in quantity that was then replaced with the idea of Marcello, who concentrated more on quality.
Grandpa hated wastefulness: the mentality of that generation was to receive as much as nature had to offer. Our father, however, understood that you had to respect the natural balance of the vines in order to obtain a quality product: less production meant a better quality grape.
This is exactly how the new wines were created. The wines were all sold by the bottle, just like that of Rose Bardolino DOC and San Fermo, a red wine that is produced in only a limited amount with the Corvina and Merlot grapes.
We have been running the family business now since 2014, we are Erika e Giorgia, Marcello’s daughters.
Our wines are both well known and appreciated not only in Italy but overseas too: not only Germany but also Belgium, Holland, Denmark and we are also working with USA and China.
How about a glass of wine now that we have got to know each other better?