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We have cultivated grapes for generations in our family. Our grandparents were farmers and have handed down their genuine passion for the farmland, the attention in care for the vineyards, and respect for nature, the land and seasons.
This history of our family has been intertwined for generations with that of wine and the land. We grow our vineyards directly, respecting traditions and nature, and aware that good wine comes from good grapes.
The cultivation of grapes is added to the breeding of cows and silkworms: it will become increasingly more important in subsequent years. The first vineyards using the “belussera” technique of expanded plants, a system created at the end of the 19th century at Vazzola, were planted around the manor. The family’s activities specialise: more and more resources and attention are dedicated to the production and sale of the excellent wine.
of San Martino STARTS
As a result of purchasing new vineyards, the grape production is increased. The commercial farm is backed by a commercial structure dedicated to sales management. The harvest is entirely carried out by hand, beckoning, during the harvest, numerous day labourers from the surrounding areas, and even from Yugoslavia.
The purchase of additional fertile lands makes it possible to start the vineyards called “Bosco”. The production increases significantly, maintaining the excellent quality that makes the grapes particularly sought after. Sale is exclusively to wholesalers.
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the Sylvoz system
The traditional cultivation of vineyards using the Belussi method moves on to a different layout of the vines, according to the Sylvoz system. The choice proves to be a winner. In the coming years, this type of system will become the most used type of system for growing grapes for Prosecco.
A new idea takes shape to enhance the production of grapes: the wine business in a cask. The modern cask system starts production. The new packaging enables San Martino wines to access the catering channel, offering a high quality product that improves from one grape harvest to the next.
San Martino starts producing the first line of wines in a bottle: the “Bianco di Beatrice” and “Gioia Rosa” dedicated to the children of Walter and Giovanni Cescon. They are the first labels produced in the new bottling plant. The winery is extended further, increasing the space and equipment.
The increasing success of the bottled wines leads to a radical restyling of the image with a new brand, new communication, new bottles and labels. The sales network, both locally and abroad, is reorganised, setting the foundations of the boom that sets San Martino among the most important companies in the HO.RE.CA. channel of distribution.
The winery too is transformed with new offices and important extensions to the production structure, which is adapted to the renewed winemaking and bottling capacities. Investments proceed in the owned vineyards with the purchase of 110 hectares in two estates in eastern Veneto.
with a new plant
To celebrate its 50 years of activities, San Martino endowed itself with a very modern bottling plant for over seven million bottles per year. To make space for the new equipment, the production areas are trebled. In addition to fulfilling the increased in-house request, the plant also makes it possible to open up to the new sector of supplies for private labels.
The companyIn the historic hills of Prosecco around Valdobbiadene and the lands close to the river Piave, we cultivate grape varieties that are typical of this grand territory rich in art, traditions, and the love of wine.
To make our wines, we use grapes that are grown directly on our lands that run between the river Piave and the Unesco Heritage hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene.
The winemaking fermentation process is carried out in our winery where we meticulously prepare the sparkling wines, as well as white and red still wines.
Our characteristic trait is the great attention to the techniques involved in the sparkling wine production process and processing of the wines, capable of bringing out the best of the fine grapes just harvested.