The Piovene Porto Godi family knows how precious patience can be. They probably agree with French writer Honoré de Balzac, who once described it as “the quality in man which most resembles the process which Nature follows in her creations”.
The family has learned from nature how necessary it is to wait for the products of the earth to find harmony with human passion, will, and efforts.
They own a vineyard extending over twenty-eight hectares in Toara di Villaga, in the southern region of the Berici Hills, in the province of Vicenza. Around here, everyone listens to nature, and learns her difficult lesson of patience. After all, as Jean-Jacques Rousseau wrote, “Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet”.
The fruit of the vine varieties that grow here are indeed outstanding: Tai (a version of Tocai that is exclusive of this area), Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Bianco, Garganega. And the labels bear wonderful names: Riveselle, Lola, Thovara, Pozzare, Fra’ i Broli, Campigie, Fostine…
The history of this wine-making family started in the end of the 1500s, when its ancestors started to leave an indelible mark on this land – a mark that has traveled across time, transforming through centuries of hard work, passion and patience, and always yielding an excellent fruit.