How we started
LUIGI FALEZZA (born in 1927)
Mr. Louis, in the 1940s, worked with his family, as a hunter in the “Bacco d’Oro” Villa.
The Villa belonged to the Conti Schiavoni family and was located in the Mezzane Valley, it was only part of the 800/900 plots of land in this great empire. In the most challenging seasons, Luigi was helped by another 10/12 workers and their families; Among them there was a great sense of solidarity and help.
Louis, already at the age of six, after school, along with his brothers and sisters, went to the fields to help parents in agricultural work.
The fields consisted of plots of vineyards, wheat and polenta.
“The vine does not come alone, but it must be planted, cultivated, watered and cleaned by weeds until it is small. In short, you have to take care of it as if it were a child”.
In winter the wooden poles were planted for the support of the vine with the “rengaia”, which was a kind of big falcon.
In the spring, the vines were harvested, and in October, harvest began. Vineyards were watered using water containers carried on their shoulders.