(March 15, 2017)-Our Italian organic winery partner La Cantina Pizzolato reached a milestone in 2016 with the opening of their cutting-edge organic wine production facility in Treviso, Italy. Read on as the marketing team of La Cantina Pizzolato shares a bit about their journey.
“It’s been thirty-five years since I joined my father at the helm of our farm – says the owner, Settimo Pizzolato – My goal from the beginning was the conversion to organic production, to rediscover the ancestral link between man and earth. Thanks to my determination, I was able to realize this dream and to bring an environmentally friendly wines to the world.”
Settimo’s long journey was crowned on May 29, 2016 with the completion of a new winery which perfectly represents the lifestyle that he pursues and of which of his wines are ambassadors. Since the new winery was unveiled, it has quickly become a meeting point for the Treviso community: a place where passion, people and wines meet and share moments of leisure.
The highly anticipated modern headquarters enhance the importance given by the historic villa: a large building of the sixteenth century, in perfect Palladian style, represented in numerous maps of Villorba, dating back to 1680. The Pizzolato House, in Via IV Novembre, has always been a symbol of hospitality and family unity and it is represented in the company’s emblem, telling the origin of a story that contributes to the growth of an entire society and strengthens its founding principles.
The Pizzolato winery is always moving forward, which will allow the facility to become a great place to celebrate local community and business through evening tastings, events and activities for everyone: from wine enthusiasts, local business partners, wine trade and even the youngest members of the community. In line with his philosophy, Settimo Pizzolato used all local construction materials for the realization of his new winery.
Sustainability in Action Throughout the Facility
The wood used in the entire project is beech, produced by ITLAS, another great business of the Treviso area. The wood is PEFC certified Beech from the Cansiglio controlled Forest, chosen through a selection process carried out in agreement with Veneto Agricoltura. A zero kilometer product, since the Cansiglio Forest is located only twenty-five kilometers from the Itlas production site; the beech wood of the Cansiglio Forest has outstanding technical characteristics of strength and endurance.
A complex and sophisticated project, which created a very contemporary structure thanks to its linearity, reflecting the present and the future of La Cantina Pizzolato. The winery’s goal is to meld in with the surrounding area, in a continuous dialogue between knowledge, respect and well-being which are the principles of the organic lifestyle.
Over time the winery aims to incorporate sustainable practices into every aspect of the production process: the use of green energy, half of which is self-produced thanks to a photovoltaic system on the roof of the organic winery; the reduction of waste through innovative and energy-efficient machinery; the automatic on-off switches for the light systems; the localized thermostats; the phyto-purification and reduction of water consumption in the vineyards through micro-irrigation.
These are some of the many sustainable commitments that La Cantina Pizzolato has made within their ecosystem, showing how through some small gestures and cutting-edge systems it is possible to limit the energetic impact of the winery. True expressions of a promise to respect the local environment and society.
Author: Serena Zanatta, Marketing, La Cantina Pizzolato