A TERRITORY MADE OF HISTORY
We are spokesmen and interpreters of a unique territory, halfway between the majestic Dolomites and the Venetian lagoon.
From these hills, sometimes gentle more often harsh and steep, and from the experience of generations of farmers, comes the best known and most appreciated Italian sparkling wine. GIAVI farm takes its name after Francesco GIAVI who, in the early 1900s, acquired from the Tezza family the fine estate on the outskirts of Conegliano located on the end of the Monticella hill that dominates and overlooks the city itself. Francesco Giavi, native of Venas di Cadore, resided almost permanently in New York, where he imported food products including wine from Italy. During his time in Italy, he boosted agricultural activities with great passion which he passed on with enthusiasm and care. The company has undergone important developments in recent years and since 2015 the Moschetta family has been guiding its course.
The vineyards are located on the Monticella hill overlooking the city of Conegliano, where the first School of Oenology in Italy was founded in 1876. This hill has been a source of inspiration for centuries: a single body of 15 hectares from the top of which the great painter Cima da Conegliano in 1500 drew inspiration to paint some of his famous works exhibited in major museums around the world. It was from this very hill that his artistic skill had its greatest expression: he gave life to the famous painting of Saint Helena exhibited today at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. Behind the Saint we can see the castle of Conegliano, on the left in the background the castle of Susegana and other representative elements of the city of Conegliano such as the ponte della Madonna, the Monticano river and the old town center.