Documents from the mid 18th Century prove the existence of Bartolomeo Bortolomiol, the ancestor from whom today’s family takes their name and calling to the production of wine. Bartolomeo spent his whole life growing grapes on the hillsides of Valdobbiadene, passing on to his descendents his love of the land and ability to get the best from it. His lesson was well learned by Giuliano Bortolomiol, the founder of today’s company and a man who dedicated his life to Prosecco with a passion for quality and unshakable belief in its potential. Today it’s Giuliano’s daughters Maria Elena, Elvira, Luisa and Giuliana who have taken on this mission with their mother Ottavia and oenologist Gianfranco Zanon. Together they have invested a great deal of energy and resources into ensuring quality and maintaining the company’s strong links to the land and its history. The quality of their products is evidence of this ancient brotherhood, a relationship that they cultivate as carefully as they do the vines themselves. They often visit the vineyards, hold meetings, events and offer training courses and technical assistance.
From their sense of responsibility as a leading producer of Prosecco Superiore and also fruit of a project for the creation of sustainable agriculture, Bortolomiol is experimenting with a new approach to growing: organic agriculture. These are the family vineyards insed Parco della Filandetta, where the history of the silk mills (“filande”) and wine production was closely intertwined throughout the last century. Today the smallest silk mill in town, inside the Parco della Filandetta, has been lovingly restored and made into a tasting room which honours the women who lived and worked so hard there. Bortolomiol is dedicated to uniting their commitment to honouring this important part of local history with a project for sustainable agriculture which will safeguard the rural heritage of the area for the future. This responsibility for thier land and territories is exaclt yhe reason why Bortolomiol has started its project for organic, sustainable and low-impact cultivation. A project which is being piloted at home but is soon to be shared with all the growers who work with this pioneering winery.