Francesco Serafini and Antonello Vidotto are two old schoolfriends who, deciding to unite their talents and passion for high quality wines and vineyards, purchased 20 hectares of vineyards back in 1986 in what is now the DOC area of Montello - Colli Asolani north west of Treviso, and started out in the winemaking world. Initially they chose to plant and make wines from international varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, but more recently have started working with a once famous but now forgotten native grape, Recantina.
Between them they've created one of the Veneto's finest wineries and they've long been considered one of the best producers of Cabernets Sauvignon & Franc in North Eastern Italy. Over time increased production and mounting success meant that they needed to build a bigger cellar. And thanks to a collaboration with a renowned architect, the result was a very modern, two story, gravity-flow winery which sits overlooking the Piave river beneath the ruins of an old abbey in the village of Nervesa della Battaglia. Their wines are regular award winners and highly rated by the leading Italian food and wine publication Gambero Rosso.