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 the public. 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.
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''
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AZIENDA AGRICOLA ALBINO PIONA INVITES YOU TO “ART IN THE WINERY”
Fourth event dedicated to the artist Monica Piona exhibiting large oil paintings of fruit and vegetables.
Opening Saturday 5th of September.
At 5 pm the writer Giovanni Ponzetti will present the book “…di Padella e di Penna” (Pan’s and Pen’s),
lectures by the actress Francesca Pasetto.
At 6 pm Monica Piona will present her art pieces.
At the end of the presentation an aperitif will be offered, in cooperation with the pasta factory Il Buon Tortellino
and the cheese factory Leone.
The event is supported by the Province of Verona, the Municipality of Sommacampagna and the Expo Veneto Committee.
You can visit the art exhibition with “free admission” from 7th of September to 14th of October
“I graduated at the Arts high school of Verona. I then worked as fashion designer and pattern maker. I dedicated myself to needle works and clothing creation. After I attended free courses at the Cignaroli Academy, where I had the chance to learn several painting, drawing and photography techniques, thanks to the following teachers: M. Taioli, N. Nannini, R. Cinquetti, D. Innocente, S. Debastiani e A. Rizzin. I attended M. Bogoni e F. Veneri improvers classes.
The different artistic experiences led me to test and perform mixed techniques’ artworks.
The fruit and vegetable works are realism oil paintings. A precise photographic study has been done before painting these works, in order to reproduce in detail colors and shapes on the painting itself.” (Monica Piona).
Giovanni Ponzetti, writer for love, proposes “ …Pan’s and Pen’s” a publication carried out in cooperation with Carlo Currado. An old recipe book, a bizarre Duke keen about cooking and the finding of a manuscript, are the ingredients of this book, that takes the readers back to the canavesan traditions and to all those memories that the food and its tastes recall. A gastro-literary banquet, made of recipes and novels, to which all readers are invited in order to share emotions and scents of the past.