Via Mason 13, Montebello Vicentino
Tel. 0444 444257
The Pieriboni family history in the wine sector dates back to the early decades of the last century, when Attilio and Noemi, the grandparents of the current owners, started to grow vines on the beautiful hills of the territory of Gambellara, in Veneto, known since ancient times for its production of fine wines.
It is in 1970 when Adriano, Attilio's son, with the help of his wife Milena created the company Pieriboni buying in the site of Mason in Montebello Vicentino at the foot of the hills a small farm-house surrounded by not more than ten acres of land.
Over the years, after abandoning the usual old tradition rural activities, such as sowing and stock-breeding, the farm started to undergo significant changes orienting towards the cultivation of the vine.
So that, in 1980, the old farm gave way to a small winery where it was possible the independent production of wine from the grapes of their own vineyards.
At the end of the 90s, the company acquired new properties and thanks to the production of high quality wines, it won a significant place in the world wine.
At present, the company is run by Giovanni and Paolo, Adriano's sons.
Their goal is to improve more and more the quality of their wines starting from the land up to the winery. This is why they make use of the professionalism of agricultural technicians and experienced oenologists while enjoying the cordiality and hospitality of the friendly family-run company.
Via Marconi 46, Schiavon
Tel. 0444 665007
Poli is an artisan distillery founded in 1898 by GioBatta Poli.
For more than one century the Poli family have been working towards a goal: to let people understand and appreciate the hard work, the constancy but, above all, that kind of Love that goes into a bottle of Grappa, a total Love for our art, for our world, a Love without which no results would ever be achieved.
The Poli distillery is situated in Schiavon, not far from Bassano del Grappa, in the heart of Veneto, the most renowned region for the production of grape marc distillate.
Via G. Mazzini 39, Costabissara
Tel. 0444 971025
The history of the Schiavo family draws its origins back to the 17th century.
The Giuseppe Schiavo exhibition was conceived as a tangible testimonial of the work and commitment of the Schiavo family, which has now reached its 5th generation in artisan distillation. The Grappa is still produced in the old distillery using a low pressure batch distillation plant with copper stills.
Just as in the past years, it takes the present distilleries one and a half hours to produce just 30 litres of grappa at max volume (75%-80% vol). Approximately 700 kg of pressed grapes (equivalent to one batch) are used. It is a must for the company to proceed cautiously during production. It is also essential to use the utmost awareness and accuracy in every phase. This will add surplus to the product, thus making a noticeable difference in quality when compared to similar products on the market. Distilleries can process a maximum quantity of 8000 kg per day.
Recently pressed, fermented grapes, in wine-cellars, must be promptly ordered and used to insure the freshest product available. Mass production and industrialisation, inevitably lead to fragrance, aroma and taste standardization. Our main objective is not to let this influence our home-made grappa.
Our Grappa's taste and aroma can be slightly different from year to year due to the influence of nature. It is through these differences that many are able to appreciate our product and its value. All production phases are done with the respect of tradition, naturalness, and awareness. This enables the Schiavo Company to offer a unique home-made distillate marked "Made in Italy."
A product made of History, culture and tradition…
Via Palladio 65, Brendola
Tel. 348 6771271
The Tour Guides Association for Vicenza and the Veneto Villas is the historic association of the tour guides of Vicenza, the first to be established in the province in 1993, able to satisfy all of your guided tour requests, not just in town, but throughout the province, not to mention all of the Veneto villas. All the main languages are covered: English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese and Portuguese.
Some of our members are certified for other provinces as well, such as Padua, Treviso, Verona, the Eastern Veneto and the Veneto Lagoon.
To view a list of our members with their relative addresses and languages visit our website.