Founded by Lucio Gomiero in 1980, Vignalta is one of the most important wine-producing estates in the Euganean Hills. Over the years, it has produced some unique wines and won innumerable accolades both in Italy and abroad. From its inception, Vignalta has produced wines that capture the richness and uniqueness of its region due to the careful siting of each vineyard site on the sides of the highest of the Euganean Hills.
The Colli Euganei (“Euganean Hills”), now a Regional Park, are a group of volcanic hills which rise from the Po Valley, which was a seabed 30 million years ago. Each of these hundreds of hills has its own well-defined characteristics in terms of soil, flora, and the wines it produces.
Grapes have been cultivated here since ancient times in an ideal mild Mediterranean climate that is typical of the region’s south and southeast-facing slopes. Each of Vignalta’s wines is an expression of its terroir.
Today, the winery has grown to include the Guzzo and Salvagnin families, successful agricultural entrepreneurs in the Padua area, active in the world of wine, and in particular, the wines of the Euganean Hills. The winery strives for excellence merging its viticultural heritage with modern oenological techniques.
Since 1994, Vignalta has vinified its estate-grown grapes in its modern winery at Arquà Petrarca. Entirely dug into the rock, the winery combines beauty and functionality. Vignalta supports environmental sustainability and was one of the first wineries in Italy to install a photovoltaic system. Integrated pest management practices rely on antiparasitic treatments only when the symptoms of fungal diseases manifest. Vineyard management is focused on producing quality, well-balanced grapes, vinified with minimal enological techniques.