"Our family has been growing vines for generations. Nonno (grandpa') Toni with lot of sacrifices bought a small vineyard; with a lot of hard work and stubbornness we got more... and then more. Not many here can claim they are hundred percent estate vine growers; we are... My two sons Alan and William are now making wines respecting our tradition but using as well what is new that makes sense to us to use. We want to make life better for us and for future generations. Winery and our Bed & Breakfast are fully solar powered (one of the very first here); actually we give back to the grid; we recycle everything. I think we are working in the right direction, don't you think? " Il Moro aka Armando Spinazze'
Tenuta Santome' is run by the Spinazze' family with the consultancy of the well-known Prosecco's winemaker expert Marzio Pol. The winery is a model in the modern production of wines with close planting-the scrupulous selection of the grapes, first on the vines, then in the cellar, and for the use of innovative wine-making systems.
Located very near the towns of Treviso and Venice, the Santome' vineyards cover an area of 68 hectares, 30 of which are located within the main estate in Biancade, and the other 30 situated on "Grave di Papadopoli," an island on the River Piave between the villages Cimadolmo and Maserada and the rest located in Conegliano Bosco Coste.
The origin of this winery is as interesting and historical as its name. Tenuta Santome' (St. Thomas) was chosen when a missionary who was born and bred in what is now the farmhouse on the Santome' estate, wrote to the Spinazze' family from far away Brazil to suggest the name. He felt that the figure of this Saint who is often pictured with his fingers shaped like a square, an instrument for measuring, was ideally suited to "seal" the events and products of this farm. This Saint and his seal represents the history of the Spinazze' family and Tenuta Santome', its land, and the excellent wines that come from it.
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