We are Marco and Valentina, winegrower siblings who live under the Dolomites in the province of Belluno.
We didn’t think we would become winegrowers but the call of our hard, steep and sour land was strong. So strong that we transformed what was slightly more than a family passion to an actual job.
We are 28 and 30 years old, and in 2008 we became the owners of our grandfather’s agricultural holding: it had only a 2000 square metres of vineyard and the wine wasn’t made for sale.
Since 2008, we have invested in new systems; today we grow almost 9 hectares of vineyard.
In 2011 we inaugurated our winery. We started by restoring some local varieties such as the Gata, the Pavana and the Bianchetta; then we started growing some international wine grape variety such as Merlot, Pinot Noir, Teroldego, Traminer, Manzoni Bianco 6.0.13, and Chardonnay.
The place where everything started, the vineyard of our grandfather Pietro, didn’t have all these varieties, but only the local ones. There were also some Merlot grapevines that had been there for a long time and that maybe were waiting for us.
We believe in the biodiversity that makes Italy great: the Bianchetta and the Pavana are OUR varieties and we don’t want to forget this. They also offer a great opportunity to produce a unique and strongly marked wine.
Today we produce about 50.000 bottles of wine. It’s a restricted number, the grapes are for the most part worked manually, and the vineyards are mostly in sloping land on gravelly and calcareous conoids that can only be reached by foot. The phytosanitary treatments are minimized and we don’t use herbicide.
The yields per hectare are very low: with some tests on still white wine we can reach 30 quintal per hectare.
We are based in Feltre, under the Dolomites.
We decided to keep the plots small in order not to alter the landscape; they all are in the province of Belluno and the majority of them is in the mountain district of Feltre, which is the more suitable area for viticulture in the province, where grapevine was cultivated even in the past.
Viticulture in the district of Feltre was an actual source of income for the population until the early 1900s.
Unfortunately, over the years wine growing was abandoned because of wars, emigration and industrialization.
We love challenges, we love the idea that we didn’t come up with something new.
With perseverance and dedication we are getting back what was lost: we don’t want to abandon our beautiful land in the Dolomites.
Our products are the expression of a unique territory: its extreme growing characteristics produce some special and distinctive wines.
Our wine represents us.
It leaves the traditional schemes, it is not comparable to other wines, and it doesn’t have the slightest intention to follow the trend of the moment or to soften.
It is a wine that follows its way and wants to find the past glory that distinguished it.
Vanduja is for that person who has had enough of stereotypes: from the first sip you can taste the shades of a firm land.
Bianco IGT Vigneti delle Dolomiti - Incrocio Manzoni 6.0.13 Chardonnay Traminer
White wine of intense straw yellow with golden sparkles, well-structured, with recurring tipycal olfactory sensations, pronounced and pleasantly aromatic. Almost mild spicy notes recognizable nuances of clove, rose and litchi. 13% Vol 75 d.
Merlot IGT Vigneti delle Dolomiti
Wine obtained from carefully selected Merlot grapes, dark garnet color and gently spicy and herbaceous sensations. The note of raspberry and small underwood barriers open to a symphony of mineral notes; to be especially combined with feathered game courses,
cheese and red meat in general. 13% Vol 75d.
Pavana I IGT Vigneti delle Dolomiti
Vanduja combines perfumes and ancient and dynamic sensations: in a glass we offer youan exciting journey through past glories and traditions of our mountains. Red wine from a native grape variety of the Belluno area, complex and absolutely austere, revealed subtle
herbaceous notes of underwood, small red fruit with vague hint of vanilla. Very
soft and deep, the taste confirms the olfactory sensations of first impact. After tasting, it
remains as a pleasant and persistent memory. 13 % Vol. 75 d.
Sparkling wine Extra Dry - Bianchetta Trevigiana
With a persistent foam and a light straw-yellow color and bright greenish sparkles, it comes out up without shyness as the little bubble of Belluno Bianchetta Trevigiana. Pleasant fruity tropical sensations, that range from notes of Mediterranean spices and flowers.
Pleasantly mild and dry, a perfect pairing with elegant appetizer. 11,5% Vol. 75 d.