Family traditions at Vignaioli Contra Soarda
The amazing Vignaioli Contra Soarda winery is located in the hills of Asiago plateau in Bassano del Grappa’s San Michele that is famous for wines and olives since ancient times. Gloria and Mirco established the wine estate even though their family was in the restaurant business for a century. More than 60,000 vines 1000 olive trees were planted with complete respect for the environment. Currently, Eleonora and Marcello, the second generation of the Gottardi family, continue the family tradition of making wines.
Terroir and natural conditions
Contra Soarda is in a hilly region that has volcanic soil and experiences vast temperature fluctuations. Optimum sunlight exposure and cool winds from the Valsugana Valley enhance the soil quality and provide an ideal microclimate for the growth and cultivation of high-quality fruity grapes. Sustainable viticulture helps protect nature and its vineyards. Plants are tended with bread-based products, and there is no use of chemical fertilizers.
Beautiful modern winery
The cellar has a unique architecture inspired by works of Gaudì and Dieste and is surrounded by their Cru vineyards. Garganega, Pinot Noir, Carmenere, Merlot, and Vespaiola grapes are used to make their red, white, rose, and sparkling wines. The cellar tries to combine technological aspects of winemaking with bio-architecture principles. Vinification takes place in temperature-controlled tanks, and ageing takes place in the barricaia. Apart from Breganze DOC wines, they make a limited-edition range of wines named Musso, which means donkey in Veneto dialect. The winery also runs Pulierin restaurant since 1986, which combines tourism, nature, culture, and wines.