The agricultural business San Giuseppe is exclusively family owned.
Founded in 1989 on the passion for both, wine as well as Giovanni Battistella’s area of origin, who is a former building contractor, that believed in the Prosecco’s potential and in the possibility of making his way into the Italian oenological practice.
Since this, the purchase of the first vineyards in the town of San Pietro di Feletto, the corporate headquarters arises, as well as a growing awareness of its resources thanks to significant investments, achieving a state-of-the-art winery.
For some 5 years, but it is as if he had always been there, the son, Carlo, has entered business management. Carlo, a graduate of viticulture and oenology, followed his father’s footsteps, representing the present and the future of the family business.
The area of Conegliano Valdobbiadene lies in a hilly countryside situated 50 km from Venice and around 100 km from the Dolomites. The viticulture here has very ancient origins, but the first written document that links Prosecco to this area dates back to 1772.
Since the introduction of the DOC in 1969, the former production area remained circumscribed to 15 municipalities. Two of those give rise to its name: Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, with one being the cultural capital and the other the heart of production.
The hills extend from east to west, so they have a south facing slope, where the vineyards enjoy the best sun exposure, and a northern slope, usually occupied by woods. The altitude varies between 100 and 500 m and guarantees thermal excursion allowing aromas to develop best.
The Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco hills have been nominated by the UNESCO Commission for Italy to enter the list of World Heritage Sites. The territory of Conegliano Valdobbiadene represents a cultural landscape of unique value, an expression of manual work and the ancient sparkling wine tradition.
Apart from the wine tasting, it’s possible to dive into the beautiful landscape of the vineyards right next to the winery.