Pieropan has become a benchmark of quality for the International wine world.
The Company was founded by Dr. Leonildo Pieropan in 1890. Whilst his two sons, Fausto and Gustavo took on the company and ran it with the same passion, it was the youthful enthusiasm of his grandson Leonildo that revolutionised it.
Leonildo & Teresita run the Company now with a winning combination of passion and competence and it is their interpretation of Soave Classico that is considered one of the finest from one of the most prestigious wine regions in Italy.
The principles for their success are threefold: their understanding and deep respect for their land, their love of local culture and the longstanding family history of grapegrowing and winemaking.
Leonildo attaches enormous importance to the vineyards themselves as a way of achieving the high quality which characterises his wines. Hence the acquisition of such prestigious crus as Pigno, Palestrello, La Santa and the expansion of the already existing vineyards of Calvarino & La Rocca.
Nino's vineyard husbandry is also innovative for the region and includes spur spruning, crop thinning and the use of organic fertilizers. In addition, he studies and helps preserve endangered varieties of grape and continues to fight for recognition for the Garganega grape.
Pieropan's winery exemplifies the culture of quality intrinsic to his winemaking: the immaculate drying chambers for the grapes destined for Recioto and even the winery itself, compact and modern but at the same time the fruit of generations of research. Pullici, the lovingly restored building dating back to 1460, is an example of the family's love of and respect for their history and counts amongst its visitors the writer and poet Ippolito Nievo, who spent his childhood there.
Today Leonildo and Teresita have teamed up with their sons Andrea and Dario, both graduated in eonology and viticulture. With their youth, enthusiasm and determination, they will garantee an interesting and inovative future development in the company .