“Parco della Filandetta / Winery tour and tasting“
The Winery Bortolomiol
Having always been a point of reference on the Prosecco panorama, the Bortolomiol winery is based in Valdobbiadene, in the heart of the Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG appellation area.
The sparkling winemaking company was founded by Giuliano Bortolomiol in the 1940s, although the family tradition dates back to 1760. Giuliano, who graduated from the Conegliano School of Oenology, was the first to create a Prosecco brut.
Today the winery is run by sisters Elvira, Maria Elena, Giuliana and Luisa Bortolomiol, who are committed and passionate about carrying on the family tradition, making continuous investments into technology and overseeing the entire production process. Aided by a team of oenologists headed by Roberto Cipresso, the Bortolomiol sisters focus their attention on sustainable projects that safeguard mankind and the land.
The crowning glory in the collection of sparkling wines is the Grande Cuvée del Fondatore Motus Vitae – Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG: this wine, a homage to Giuliano Bortolomiol, encompasses all the family’s sparkling winemaking experience. Having won many awards in the most prestigious international competitions, this Prosecco Superiore is a Rive made exclusively with grapes from the San Pietro di Barbozza vineyard, a Millesimato in order to present the special characteristics of each vintage in the best possible way, and a Brut Nature or zero dosage wine, which involves it being left on the lees for ten months.
The Bortolomiol family has also renovated and refurbished an ancient silk mill in the centre of Valdobbiadene, inside the Parco della Filandetta – Art & Wine Farm. The history of silk mills and that of wine production were intertwined for the whole of the last century. Today, the property has been renovated and converted into a large tasting room, in memory of all those women who once lived and worked here. Bortolomiol wanted to pay homage to their commitment in this important part of local history by undertaking a sustainable farming project, to safeguard the rural heritage of this area, nominated to become a UNESCO world heritage site in years to come.
With this purpose in mind, the Parco della Filandetta houses two hectares of organically farmed vineyards that produce the Ius Naturae Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Organic Wine, the natural consequence of the Bortolomiol family production policy, always committed to engaging in sustainable and environmentally-friendly wine growing practices. At harvest time two full days are given over to picking these grapes to ensure absolute control over their quality and ripeness.
Attention and care for the environment and the vineyard are indicators of a social responsibility for the territory that the Bortolomiol family has decided to extend to all grape suppliers through the Green Mark project. This is an internal protocol launched in 2011 which, through a series technical indications which the grape suppliers have chosen to adhere to, aims to improve the way the grapes and vineyards are managed with the least possible impact on the environment and an increasing environmentally-friendly approach.
Parco della Filandetta
In the 1980s the Bortolomiol family purchased and subsequently renovated an ancient silk mill in the heart of Valdobbiadene: the sympathetic restoration was carried out with regard for the industrial archaeology and the character that the complex had at the beginning of the last century.
In these lands, the history of silk mills and that of winemaking were intertwined for the whole of the last century, so much so that no fewer than four sites were occupied with weaving in Valdobbiadene.
The central figures involved in this industry were the women, who worked the silk with great commitment and sacrifice, growing the silkworms and taking care of them – usually in their own homes – which they then took to the mill to be processed. This was demanding and tiring work that very often kept them away from their families by requiring them to live in the mill. Always sensitive to women’s issues, the Bortolomiol winery wanted to pay homage to these upstanding workers with the Filanda Rosé, a sparkling wine made only with Pinot Nero grapes from the Oltrepo’ Pavese area in north west Italy.
The complex of buildings renovated by the Bortolomiol family is the smallest of the four that existed in the Valdobbiadene area at the start of the 1900s and is in the centre of the town, inside a splendid Park – the Parco della Filandetta – which hosts the organic vineyard, the first winery, an avenue of ancient hornbeams and some works by the sculptor Casellato.
The silk mill, which extends over 1300m2 of which roughly 50% has been restored, has now been converted into a bright and spacious tasting room and is today an Art & Wine Farm, or rather a showcase for all the skills involved in winemaking, a new concept where art and culture come together and enhance each other.
In a complex and at times uncertain modern-day world, the Bortolomiol Winery has chosen to remain true to its origins, investing and creating substance in the heart of the Appellation area, nominated to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
“We’re swimming against the tide” – states Elvira Bortolomiol – “because we believe it’s important to remember the origins that today allow Prosecco Superiore to be present on the most important international markets: it’s a unique and authentic land, full of history and traditions and with a priceless heritage to be preserved and appreciated”.
ADDRESS : Via della Filandeta 7, Valdobbiadene (TV)
To informations CONTACT : Tel.+ 39 0423 804258 + 39 0423 9749 ; Cell. +39 345 2498969
OPENING TIME :
We are open from Monday to Friday from 14.00 to 18.00
We are open on Saturday from 09.30 to 12.30
We are open on Saturday afternoon and on Sunday on reservation
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Site : www.bortolomiol.com
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