Keeping in line with the Association’s founding objectives, namely defense of the territory and its historical and traditional connotations, visits and research are undertaken each year both on the islands and in the Venetian hinterland.

A documented rediscovery of hidden or ignored or even forgotten treasures, related especially to monasteries, gardens, wineries and craft productions, without forgetting to taste seasonal foods perhaps accompanied by local wines.



March 16
Torcolato Festival in Breganze

On Saturday, March 16, we participated in the Torcolato Festival organized by our Canevisti friends from Breganze.
This year marked the tenth anniversary of the“Ultima del torcolato,” the festival that expresses the convivial spirit of the Canevisti “passionate vintners, skilled winemakers, wise drinkers.”
The party was held in the “Perossi” court in Fara Vicentino.
During lunch we enjoyed the delicacies of traditional cuisine and excellent Canevist wines.

The day was spent happily among people who share the same values: respect for the environment, recovery of the vineyards and the historical grape varieties of the area, wines obtained following artisanal and traditional practices and above all the pleasure of sharing the wine produced.
W Canevismo and freedom! (canevista motto)

Some photos of the visit >>



April 15
Visit to the vineyards of the Canevisti, Breganze

Manifesto of the Canevists

On Saturday, April 15, 2023, the association reciprocated the visit that the Breganze Canevisti group had made to Laguna in the Glass in May 2022.

From the square in Breganze we moved to a villa not far from the center. Here we visited vineyards recovered by some producers, with ancient species.
Then we arrived, after a short climb, at the top of a hill (Montegoggio) and listened to the story of the Roccolo vineyard, so called because the building that still exists today, overlooked and served a “roccolo,” that is, a circular structure apt to catch birds of passage.
The vineyard is made up of ancient species but “married” to other plants. They produce both red and white wine. We then had a “snack” tasting two white and two red wines, accompanied by excellent local salami and bread.

We then moved to Fara Vicentino, for lunch at the charming “Perossi” court, owned by the family of our guide Luca. Great reception, great food; great wine!
Particularly successful was Torcolato, a dried wine accompanied by delicious desserts.

Finally, we took a walk to the Red Tower Vineyard and the Canevisti History Vineyard. Both are made up of only native varieties of the area with evocative and suggestive names, such as: Vespaiola, Gruaja, Pedevenda, Groppella, Rabiosa, Ottocai. etc.
Other varieties such as Cavrara, Corbina, Negrara, are not present in the History vineyard but belong to the native varieties of the area. Some specimens are found at the Roccolo vineyard.

I return to Venice with the memory of a beautiful experience and the frank welcome of kind and generous people.

Some photos of the visit.



May 15
Little Lio

Piero Santostefano, a scholar of local history, told us about Lio Piccolo from its origins to the present day. We visited the small church of Santa Maria della Neve and the permanent exhibition “Fragments of Lagoon” at the former kindergarten.
Then, after a nice walk among the salt marshes, we arrived at “Le Saline” farm where we visited the vineyard and tasted the wine produced.
Final lunch all about the prized “St. Erasmus Violet Artichoke,” grown locally.


June 11
Punta Sabbioni

To Punta Sabbioni, to visit Orlando Enzo’s vineyard and taste the wine he produces. Then Piero Santostefano told us the story of the “Amalfi Battery” and explained the system of fortifications of the Cavallino coastline during the Great War.
Final lunch at the farmhouse Locanda Scarpa

Some of our previous explorations

  • In Mazzorbo, to visit the Venissa vineyard (former Scarpa Volo estate) and the garden of the elderly, eating game “Alla Maddalena.”
  • In Murano, in search of forgotten crops ending up “Ai Vetrai” to taste their traditional “bisato sull’ara.”
  • In Sant’Erasmo, discovering the vegetable gardens of Carlo Finottelloe and the vineyards of Michel Thoulouze and Dariella and Gastone Vio. Then ending the day at Lazzaretto Novo, guests of Gerolamo Fazzini of the Ekos club to enjoy the traditional castradina, singing with Gualtiero Bertelli.
  • At the Venice Lido, among the hidden vegetable gardens of Terre perse and Malamocco’s cultivations, cichetting at “Scarso” with Lele Vianello, Luciano Menetto, Guido Fuga and Venexiana Stevenson; then visiting Dino Pilan’s vegetable garden and vineyard with a final lunch at Salvatore’s “Le Garzette” farmhouse with its “organic” vegetables and wine and peoci from Alberoni.
  • At the Vignole, from farmer friends Lupo and Francesca, tasting Bepi Cattarin’s wines, ending in glory at the “Zangrando” farmhouse.
  • In Rauscedo (PN) at the vineyards of Founding Partner Flavio Lovisa’s “La Ganga” farm.
  • At Giudecca, exploring olive groves, vineyards and vegetable gardens with a final lunch at the Giudecca Remiera.
  • In Trissino (VI) to visit our valued collaborator and natural wine producer Marco Margoni Dalle Ore.

All of this is often enlivened by our poet Giampaolo Simonetti and the songs of Veronica Canale.

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