While the Giusti Wine winery was established less than 20 years ago, the Giusti family has roots in the region since the 1600s and have a history of winemaking dating back to that time. Ermenegildo Giusti began building his winery when he purchased 2 hectares of 1945 plantings of the Dal Col vineyard in Treviso, Veneto.
Treviso is a magical place for wine growing, offering a wealth of soil types, slopes, vistas and a great cultural heritage. While doing their best to preserve and commemorate the past, Giusti has made newly acquired estates welcoming and alluring for visitors and winelovers.
Today, the winery has more than has approximately 100 hectares of land, 70% of which is planted with vines. This land is divided among 10 different estates which lie between the land on the Nervesa plain, which was home to the very first vineyards in ancient times, and the Montello hills, all found throughout the Prosecco DOC territory. Giusti now owns about 14 per cent of the land in Italy’s designated Prosecco region, making him one of the largest private landowners in the area.
Guest housing has been created at in restored country houses at both the Casa Rolando site, which is where the winery is headquartered and the Abbazia property located in the middle of a beautiful Asolo Prosecco Superiore vineyards. These guest houses are the perfect place to stay for visitors looking to take advantage of the wine activities offered by the winery. Be sure to visit the beautiful Abbey of Sant’Eustacio which was destroyed during the first World War but was restored by Giusti Wines and is now used as a tasting hall for the vineyard.
Country House Abazia
Via Arditi, 1, 31040 Nervesa della Battaglia, Treviso, Italy
This country house has been magnificently restored and is the ideal place for guests to relax, in the natural surroundings of the Abazia Vineyard, just a short distance from the lovely Saint Eustace Abbey. This luxurious B&B offering 6 spatious rooms is standing in the middle of one of the most beautiful vineyards of the entire Asolo Prosecco Superiore and Montello appellation, it can also be booked for conventions and guided tastings. Under the house is the barrique cellar which houses one of Giusti Wine’s iconic wines, Umberto I.
Country House Case Rolando
Via del Volante 4, 31040 Arcade, Treviso, Italy
Guests can stay on the Rolando estate, the headquarters of Giusti Wine, and see for themselves what goes on in the vineyard. This is a truly unique experience in a comfortable welcoming ambiance in the heart of the Treviso countryside, just a short distance from the hills of Montello. Visitors can stroll through the vineyards on the estate, along a path where they can stop and rest on benches in the shade of the mulberries. The focal point of this path is a small lake and tower in steel which offers a spectacular view over the vineyards, the Alps, the Montello area and the Piave River.
With a reception room, conference room, tasting room and open plan offices, the headquarters also house a wine shop where visitors can purchase the wines produced on the estate.
When was the last time you had dinner in an Italian restaurant in Canada and you thought you were dining in Italy? That’s exactly how “Ospitalità Italiana Certified”restaurants want you to feel when you visit their fine dining establishments.
Ospitalità Italiana is an official certification from Unioncamere, Italy’s federation of local Chambers of Commerce and Industry, that tells you that the food you are enjoying is unquestionably Italian: products are authentic, ingredients genuine and recipes true to the thousand year history of Italian cuisine.
Canada is home to some leading Italian Chefs. Passionate and innovative, many have refined their skills and advanced their knowledge directly in Italy. In addition, Montréal boasts a fabulous cooking school ITHQ where young aspiring chefs learn Italian technic and Italian traditional recipes from the masters.
So the next time you make reservations for an Italian dinner in a Montreal restaurant, ask if they’ve received the Ospitalità Italiana seal of approval. You will enjoy the true Italian taste.