A flower wedged between the basalt rocks, Graziano Prà’s winery was designed to reflect the harmony of the land in which he was raised. It has a modern design that retains the look of the historic country houses that are dotted around the village of Monteforte. The spacious areas inside are used to vinify the grapes from the winery’s various crus. Modern technology is used to ensure that the grapes remain intact and retain their natural characteristics.
Graziano Prà has dedicated his life to tending for vines on the ancient black soils of Monteforte d’Alpone. Having harvested the fruits of his father’s work, he gives wine lovers one of the most interesting garganega wines available. Uncompromising in his search for quality and in the way he interprets the prestigious soils with which he works, his wines all have finesse and elegance with a distinct presence of minerals. Born as a creator of outstanding white wines, he took on the challenge of La Morandina, an organically farmed vineyard on the higher slopes of the valley of Mezzane that produces authentic and intense wines.
He has brought international fame to small wine producing areas such as Colle Sant’Antonio, il Monte Grande and La Morandina, small prestigious cru in quality wine-producing regions. The approach to his work is based on being true to the land. Graziano’s wines are pure expressions of the land and the grapes. He loves the vine plant and tends to it with great modesty and attention. In the winery, he prefers to keep the fruitiness in his wines and all his research and innovation is based around how to express the outstanding quality of the grapes that arrive from the vineyards to the full.
The implementation of organic agriculture for the wines of the Valpolicella was for him an act of love towards a land which was untouched and uncontaminated and from which the vines steadily rise from the ancient marl fossils.