VILLA ANGARANO

 

The stable of Villa Angarano

THE FAMILY

We could call Villa Angarano “The Villa of the Ladies”, since a female descendant line of the greatest Venetian families has brought the Villa in the hands of the present owners as dowry over three centuries. Well aware of the treasure inherited from their ancestors, who have handed it down from generation to generation with love and care, the five sisters Carla, Giovanna, Anna, Maruzza and Isabella are currently carrying on the matriarchal tradition of the Villa.

HISTORY

In 1556 Count Giacomo Angarano commissioned Villa Angarano Bianchi Michiel to his friend and well-known architect Andrea Palladio, who is one of the most influential figures in the history of western architecture. He was the most important architect in the Republic of Venice, where he designed many villas that made him famous. In 1996 Villa Angarano was included in the list of Italian UNESCO World Heritage.

Environment,Innovation and Future

ENVIRONMENT

It is possible to reach the Villa either from the river Brenta, where it appears in all its magnificence, or from Bassano del Grappa long the Campesana road. From here, you enter the Villa across the rural Courtyard, framed by centuries-old American wine grapes, and the great central Farmyard, where wheat was once unloaded and which has now become an evocative patio surrounded by dwellings. The connection between the rural Courtyard and the Barchessas of the Villa is quite secret and unexpected. The Eastern Barchessa includes S. Maria Maddalena’s little church, where the family’s weddings have taken place, and the Old Stables nearby. Here wooden plaques hanging over the stalls still show the names of past horses, such as Aladar, Saturno and Raul. Incredibly, these names have endured through time, like all the rest, to testify an ancient past when people travelled only on horse-drawn carriages and wine grapes were pressed with bare feet.

INNOVATION AND FUTURE

The vineyards of Organic Farming Company Villa Angarano extend up to the right bank of river Brenta, in the Eastern area of Breganze DOC. After centuries of traditional methods, a long and challenging renovation process started with the vineyard replantation in 2003. In order not to lose the area’s typicality, uniqueness and scents, it was chosen to replant the old biotypes which have been grown in the area for centuries, such as local variety Vespaiola. Anyway, our Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, so-called “international” grape varieties, can be considered as local and typical as the native ones, since they have been grown for generations and have assimilated the distinctive features of our place. Moreover, Villa Angarano follows a production philosophy respectful of human health and the environment. This is the reason why Villa Angarano is Organically Certified both in the vineyard and in the cellar.

Wine Tasting

Wine tasting tours standard program:

  • Welcome inside the Palladian Barchessa with a brief story about the Villa and the Family.
  • Visit inside the old Courtyard and, if the weather allows, visit of the Park, featured by its centuries-old trees. During the vintage season, it is possible to access the vineyards and watch the grapeharvest.
  • The visit follows to the family Chapel of Santa Maria Maddalena.
  • To conclude, we enter the Ancient Stable, where the wine tasting takes place, paired with tastings of our Extra-Virgin Olive Oil produced in our hills and some typical local products like Asiago DOP cheese and Soprèssa Vicentina DOP.

The guided visit with the wine tasting lasts about 60 minutes and can be in Italian, English, French and Spanish. The price varies according to the requests and the number of participants.

Contacts

ADDRESS : Via Contrà Corte S.Eusebio 15, 36061 Bassano del Grappa (VI)

For information CONTACT : +39 0424 503086

OPENING TIME : 

Wine and olive oil direct sales from Monday to Friday from 09.00 to 12.00 ; from 14.00 to 18.00

Wine tasting tours by appointment

 

E-mail : info@villaangarano.com 

Web Site : www.villaangarano.com 

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