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Casa Valdo finally opens its doors

Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Valdo Spumanti

After a lengthy renovation of the farmhouse and redevelopment of the vineyard in front, Valdo Spumanti’s new hospitality hub is finally up and running to welcome guests and wine enthusiasts from around the world. A real new wine tourism project in the heart of the Unesco heritage hills.

It was 2015 when the Bolla family purchased the Pradase vineyard, just a few minutes from the center of Valdobbiadene. About one and a half hectares of Glera and minor local white varieties. Pradase is the name of the vineyard and toponym; it could only lend itself also to the name of the new wine project that was destined to arise here.

The Bolla family did not stop at just growing grapes and studying a new wine. Pradase estate has become Casa Valdo, after a long, painstaking and somewhat painful restructuring process. The original structure now houses six rooms on the second floor, with a large, bright breakfast room that can also become a gathering place for small work groups when needed. On the ground floor is the living area with different situations to make guests feel truly at home. To top it off, the outdoor stall, embraced by vineyards. Casa Valdo is a country house that aims for luxury and authentic, quality experiences.

The territory and the statement of President Pierluigi Bolla

House Valdo hall

The Conegliano Valdobbiadene area is among the most popular destinations for
wine tourism which is now experiencing a moment of great growth (+16%), Casa Valdo is a reference point for visiting the area, doing tastings and outdoor activities such as bike tours, trekking and walks among the vineyards along the Prosecco Trail of the Hills of Valdobbiadene and Conegliano. Nearby you can visit places in the Treviso area, rich in art and culture: Asolo, Possagno with Canova’s gipsoteca, Follina, and the beautiful city of Treviso.

Wine, especially

Valdo Spumanti is above all wine, among the most historic companies in the area and among those that contributed and made him world famous. Valdo is Prosecco Doc but above all Docg with a leading production in the retail sector with its Marca Oro, Prosecco Superiore Docg. But it is on the “atelier” collection which is worth spending a few more words on because of the study and research work that went into making each label.

Each label a story to tell

Valdo House, living room
Cuvée 1926 extra dry, which represents the most popular way to drink Prosecco Superiore.

Cuvée of Boj, brut. Complex in its extreme drinkability.

Rive di San Pietro di Barbozza Millesimato extra brut. The Valdobbiadene that from year to year declares on the label the date of the beginning of the grape harvest.

La Cuvée del Fondatore Millesimato brut, with that bit d Chardonnay resting in wood to give an international twist to a product that already winks at the world.

Cuvée Viviana Superiore di Cartizze dry, which is a tribute to the tradition of the territory’s spearhead.

Added to these Valdobbiadene Superiore Docg are. Number 10, 12-month classic method, and the latest addition, Vigna Pradase metodo classico 24-month minimum.

Glera Library

Casa Valdo, the rooms
The latter is the child of the vineyard called Biblioteca della Glera where there are
ancient and native clones of the Glera grape but also Verdiso, Bianchetta and Perera. I have always maintained, and continue to maintain, that autoclave refermentation for Glera is “the death of it”; however, there are exceptions. Products that tend to be more niche products that are real oenological challenges and for the territory.

Pradase Vineyard Valdobbiadene Superiore Docg classic method is this. From the 2017 harvest, one and a half hectares of vines give birth to what is now becoming one of the most representative products of Valdo and his philosophy of interpreting the territory. A product that, in my humble opinion, is getting better and better.





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