"It's important for a customer to see how wine producers work, how they take care of vineyards, what they do in a cellar, and how to fine-tune wine because this allows to trasmit him the passion and work of the people behind each label." Lucia Paladin - Owner
Wine pitchers from ancient Roman times can still be found in the clay loam soils of the Veneto region. This is where the Paladin family started writing their vine and wine story as far back as 1962. A story that has the fragrance of the nearby Prealps and of the Adriatic sea, told in a dimly-lit, generous wine cellar. Backed by 50 years’ experience and a lively, passionate relationship with its land, Paladin is synonymous of wine-making creativity handed down from father to son and of a rare ability to enhance the best of the character of wines through rigorous wine-making processes that have become increasingly more sustainable and respectful of raw materials over time.
This is where the PALADIN winery centres its wine-making team, sets up Research & Development projects with experts of the Universities of Padua and Milan and fosters an ongoing dialogue with the market and with the future. This is where the strategic heart of the company is located, a heart that beats with an unadulterated family passion for wine, marked by a tradition that is always abreast of the times.
Paladin Family boasts a 50-years old history in the Venetian viticulture. Thanks to this experience, they started the production of Chianti Classicounder the Vèscine label and the direction of a charming 4-stars relais Borgo di Vèscine.
Passion, research, dedication and respect for traditions: these are the main values pursued by Paladin Family since the company’s foundation in 1962 by Valentino who followed his grandfather’s marks. Carlo, Lucia and Roberto brought energies and enthusiasm with the aim of producing excellent, typical wines while respecting the family traditions.
Paladin vineyards, which look like beautiful gardens, are immersed in the harmonious rural landscape recalling ancient traditions and cultures. The estate extends between Eastern Veneto and Friuli with almost 100 hectares of green vineyards. This is a territory in which viticulture and enology enjoy an ancient and renowned tradition. In this area the love for wine and viticulture date back at least to the Roman age: in the first century a.d. Plinio used to describe this rich area as a wide vineyard and used to describe the ships which, full of wine amphoras, sailed from the Adriatic ports to Rome. Centuries later, the Republic of Venice used to import the “noble drink”, object of trade exchanges all over its dominion. Finds testifying the ancient production of wine in this territory were found in our vineyards in Lison.