Italy, Veneto

Established 1990

Construction work on the estate and the cellar began in 1990. Today, after years of hard work, the estate and the cellar complement each other and are integrated with the surrounding Nature. The estate is the family’s home. The premises host the administration and commercial offices; the estate is corridors decorated in warm and welcoming colors. It’s the residential annex. The estate is wine-making, the modern section equipped with leading-edge production equipment. The cellar is meters below ground under the residential area. Its arched brick walls give refuge to the barriques that contain the resting wine; the cellar is the center of quiet yet hectic activities. The estate greets the visitor with strong emotions: grandeur, solemnity and peace, a true spectacle even to the more inattentive eyes: Allegorical frescoes, marble statues, stuccos as well as doors, windows and ceilings carved in precious timbers… Each detail is finished with absolute taste. The estate is the heart of the Dal Forno family. The solid timber two-wing doors seem to entice the passer-by. They are the welcoming gateway to the place where the history of the Dal Forno Romano wines had its origin. They showcase the cellar’s progress and its history without neglecting any detail. This cellar is where wine-making tradition and technology merge to provide a productive combination. This is where the painstaking pursuit of quality comes close to a fixation but if a wine is to represent the Dal Forno Romano Winery, its quality must never come into question. It is in this cellar where Luca, Michele and Marco along with their father Romano, are both brain and brawn, ingenuity and commitment. Where day after day each of them provides an essential contribution in his respective role. The combination of four bold and distinct personalities results in a quite balanced alchemy that is typical of a great team. The indelible memories of those early days and the sight of everyone putting their shoulder to the wheel come back when enjoying a product that since its origin has been verging on perfection.