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.
This is the reason for, in 1989 because of the passion for wine and its origin, Giovanni Battistella, who was a former building contractor, believed in the Prosecco’s potential and in the possibility of making his way into the Italian oenological practice.
It is now more than 5 years that Carlo, Giovanni’s son, has entered the business management. Carlo, who graduated in viticulture and oenology, has followed his father’s footsteps, representing the present and the future of the family business.