Beato Bartolomeo Breganze

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Beato Bartolomeo Breganze
4.5
8:30 AM - 12:30 AM
Monday
8:30 AM - 12:30 AM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 12:30 AM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 12:30 AM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 12:30 AM
Friday
8:30 AM - 12:30 AM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 12:30 AM
About
The beginnings. It was on Valentine’s Day, 1950, when 121 winegrowers from Breganze, Fara, Sarcedo and Mason got together to discuss uniting their work with their passion and thus a wine cooperative was founded. They needed a name, and as in agriculture a little goodwill from the Eternal Father never hurts, they turned to their most powerful fellow citizen: The Blessed Bartolomeo di Breganze, Dominican friar and Bishop of Vicenza in the thirteenth century. Development. After an initial period of scepticism, other cultivators, convinced by the validity of the initiative, soon joined the first founders. Breganze wines were awarded DOC status by a Ministerial Decree dated the 18th July 1968, a decisive moment in their history, and one that catapulted Breganze wines onto the national and international markets. 1970 saw the inauguration of a new refining and bottling plant with a 15 metre deep underground cellar; a great technological and financial achievement for that time. Further renovations took place in 1998 with the restoration of the east wing of the winery. Today. Now equipped with the most up-to-date winemaking equipment, Beato Bartolomeo Winery has spent the last few years focussing on improving every aspect of the production chain. The work of their agronomists is directed towards offering advice to its members, from the choice of varieties to be planted and growing techniques, to offering guidance with agronomic practices such as pruning. Only healthy grapes can produce quality wine and this is why Beato Bartolomeo Winery rewards the work of its members by carefully analysing the grapes when they arrive and dividing its profits in proportion to the quality of the grapes conferred. This has encouraged cultivators to decrease their yields per hectare and collect them in small boxes, as is already done with the 1,000 quintals received each year. The superior quality of Beato Bartolomeo wines is testimony to the success of this initiative. Currently, the cooperative has about 700 members. With 70,000 quintals of grapes processed, and about two and a half million bottles produced each year, Beato Bartolomeo alone is responsible for more than 70% of the production of Breganze DOC. Beato Bartolomeo has set the standard for Breganze wines. Over the years, the massive investments that the company has made to improve its systems, means that today it can boast of having at its disposal some of most advanced technologies in the wine industry. Its modern and functional plant is able to create the perfect environment in which to conserve wines, like the old wine cellars for example, that benefit from a natural freshness that can only be found 15 metres underground.
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Aquilina64
Clinton, IN9 contributions
Jun 2017 • Friends
This is a must see. The wine is great and the people are great. Ask for Linda and tell her Anna sent you
Written June 15, 2017
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Rob M
Cape Town, South Africa204 contributions
Jul 2016 • Friends
Four of us visited this co-op wine producer in the town of Breganze. This is a very large wine producer for the many farms in the region. The winery has a lovely display of their bottled wines. One can arrange for a tasting. We had a tasting of wine with the senior wine maker who also showed us into the winery and bottling hall. You should book the wine tasting and tour in advance. I am not sure if they can speek English, so it is best to check in advance. You can also buy wine by the litre by providing your own containers. Many locals did this while we were tasting. Their wines are clean and have great flavours. They have a range of white and red wines with also a desert wine. They are well priced from Euro 4 to Euro 45. It is interesting to tour the winery - they prefer to do this after hours when less busy. If you enjoy wines then this is definitely worth a visit. Prepare to spend 90 minutes at least.
Written August 3, 2016
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