Grapes form a palette of colours that the wine-maker uses to create works of art with personal artistry
It's a poetic image by Albino Piona and his family, that has been growing grapevines and has been producing white, red and rosé wines in the heart of Custoza area since before the Unity of Italy.
Albino, “wine craftsman” as he defines himself, follows personally his “paintings”, that are his wines, from the first sprouts on the grapevines, to the harvest, to the wine-making and to the final bottling. He follows this all with great respect towards the tradition, but at the same time taking constantly care of the new technologies and possible improvements by applying modern techniques.
The show room is a sort of “Naturarte” space for thepublic. The bottles are in view, the barrels, vine shoots and grapes are used as nature design, between the cultural ferments of works of art, theatre, music that re-echo in this space. Passion gets mixed up with passion, Bacchus and the Muses together infuse high temperature to the show room Naturarte.
WINERY TOURS AND TASTINGS!!
For those who arrive to Custoza, the visit to the Piona’s winery with the tasting of their wines is not to be missed.
Visitors will be guided into a pleasant path of knowledge, from the vineyard to the bottling, where qualified people will explain each working phases.
The visit will end in the tasting room, that from April to September becomes a sort of “Art Gallery”, where important artists expose their works.
In this beautiful atmosphere you’ll have the chance to taste our best products, matched with local food.
The visits can be booked all throughout the year. Groups are welcome too. We organize personalized events for private citizens or companies.
It is also possible to buy the " Visit to the Winery " as a gift for you or your friends.
Consult our proposals and book, it will be a nice gift for you and your friend.
The event "Art in the winery 2015" will took place from March to October - info on events page.
For any information please contact us
Where you can find us:
Seat of the Company : Loc Casa Palazzina di Prabiano,2 - Villafranca di Verona (VR) -37069
GPS: latitudine Nord 45° 22' 01''- Longitudine Est 10° 47' 43''
Fax + 39 (0)45 - 6303577 - T. + 39 (0)45 - 516055
GUIDEBOOK BEREBENE - GAMBERO ROSSO 2015
CUSTOZA 2013 ALBINO PIONA
The winery of Custoza, with a vineyard that spreads out for about 70 hectares, is dedicated to the production of Custoza and Bardolino. The first of these two wines, is one of the most representative of the Custoza DOC; intense in offering perfumes of exotic fruit, flowers and saffron, with a thin mineral note, that is just waiting to explode in its fragrance. In the mouth it is sapid, with a rich acidity that gives to the wine fullness without depriving the sip of lightness and agility.