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.

The grapes were picked up with the “zerle“, which were two baskets on their shoulders at the end of a stick; Afterwards the grapes were placed in the “brentoni“. Finally it was sold to the shopkeepers and the uninvited part remained in the cellar of the property, where wine was produced in wooden barrels for refinement. After the death of the Counts Schiavoni of Mezzane, the property was sold. Luigi then moved to San Felice and, in 1974, acquired the current campaign, which since 2001 expanded with the purchase of land in the area of ​​Marcellise (hilly area near Verona) and Mezzane di Sotto (in the province of Verona ). Here he handed down the varieties and ancient qualities of some vine varieties such as Corvina and Corvinone, using the Veronese pergola vineyard system.

Today

Our creations are made by us just like before. Our work, which has led us to have important prizes of which we are proud, entails the challenge of keeping it high in a completely mutated market.

The philosophy of the family Falezza is that of a constantly improving company that can satisfy the most demanding customers.