Getting to know the Dal Bianco family is to understand the strong bond that connects it to the land, to the hills of Conegliano Valdobbiadene and their most important production, wine. At these latitudes, the vine has found its ideal growing environment and the hand of man has designed over time a landscape of seductive beauty. A passion that weaves together territory and people and that, for the Dal Bianco family, begins in 1946 with grandfather Epifanio, followed by his eldest son Adriano, his wife Franca and two brothers, Valerio and Renzo. Today at the helm of the company we find the family's third generation, represented by the three sons of Adriano, Filippo, Federico and Edoardo.
At a time when Conegliano Valdobbiadene was not yet a globally renowned wine region, the Dal Bianco family had already begun to develop what would soon become the area's productive excellences, the great proseccos and the still wines of the Conegliano hills. A consistent work based on rigour, imagination and a lot of experience, nurtured in turn by humility: these are the key qualities embodied today by Adriano, the family's head oenologist, who trained at the Conegliano School of Oenology, the first in Italy.
In this part of Veneto, local farming traditions have shaped nature and culture. An authentic heritage that the Dal Bianco family has distilled in its two major brands: Masottina, dedicated to the making of sparkling wines; Ai Palazzi, meanwhile, specializes in the production of still wines.
Caring for approximately 350 hectares of vineyards (half of which are located within the historic area of Conegliano Valdobbiadene), represents the proud culmination of a long family history. According to the family, it is Adriano who announces the beginning of harvest season, having inspected each vineyard to assess if the grapes have achieved optimum ripeness. A meticulous pursuit of quality that continues in the cellar where an oenology of respect is practiced. The guiding principle is the gravity system, designed to gain the best possible quality from excellent grapes.