Vegan and Organic Winery Since 1987
Antiche Cantine Giol is positioned in San Polo, a few miles away from Venice, Northern Italy. It has an old, double-storey cellar, framed by ancient walls, with masonry and façade on one end and windows with a charming view of the territory on the other.
The Origins of Antiche Cantine Giol Dates Back to 1427
In 1427, following the conquest of the mainland, the Venetian Republic rewarded its commander-in-chief Nicolò Mauruzzi da Tolentino for his outstanding service in battle by promising him San Polo di Piave and this complex in particular. In 1452, the Doge Francesco Foscarini assigned the San Polo estate to Nicolò’s son, Cristoforo Tolentino. The Tolentinos were succeeded by the Gabriel (1503), Vivante (1810), Papadopoli (1822) families.
During World War One, San Polo was occupied by the Austrians who turned the wine cellars into a military garrison. In 1919, Commendatore Giovanni Giol bought the entire estate from Count Nicolò Papadopoli Aldobrandini.
The winery’s oldest buildings are the ageing vaults where high-quality wines are still produced today by Giovanni’s granddaughter Luisa along with her son Vittorio.
Discover the Largest Barrel with a Capacity of 22,000 Liters
The cellar consists of an amphitheatre with 78 wooden barrels of different sizes, covered by 220 beams. A room with five aging crypts (barriques), used to conserve premium wines, acts as a reception for guests to taste estate-owned products. Within the cellar, a large area is dedicated to wine maturation and refining, comprising 20 barriques of 210 liters, four tonneaux of 500 liters, and 32 wooden barrels of 1300 liters capacity.
Unspoiled Natural Beauty of the Vineyards
Discover the uniqueness of the San Polo territory – home of a broad line of grapes, including Glera for Prosecco, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Raboso. Here, Luisa also cultivates top-quality Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Verduzzo Trevigiano, and Bronner. The vineyards relish a perfect microclimate, surrounded by a heart-throbbing oasis, a small paradise of 14 hectares consisting of meadows, woods, a spring water lake. Guests are welcome to spend leisure time among magnificent centuries-old trees.