Villa Sandi Winery Guide
North of Venice is the beautiful Prosecco wine country, where the spectacular Villa Sandi Winery is located. Villa Sandi is a winery known as much for its top wines as for its profound cultural connection to the Veneto region. The estate’s heart is the palatial villa itself, a 17th-century columned neoclassical structure surrounded by a lush green landscape and decorated with antique furniture, plush rugs, elegant chandeliers, and classic Italian sculpture and art pieces. Below this opulent villa run several kilometers of underground tunnels; during World War I, they were used by the Italian army, although now they are the resting place for a million bottles of aging wine.
Villa Sandi’s importance in Veneto winemaking and culture has long been recognized, but now it’s also earning fame for other kinds of innovations. One of the current owners, Giancarlo Moretti Polegato, has been making waves recently for inventing a new type of wine bottle. The innovative Claxa, dubbed “the cooler bottle,” uses a patented insulating system to keep wines at an ideal temperature.
The estate lies at the heart of the Veneto in Marca Trevigiana and is owned by the Moretti Polegato family, now in its third generation of winemaking here. The Trevisan hills surrounding Villa Sandi are home to both the Villa Sandi Estate in Prosecco di Valdobbiadene, where 10 hectares of vines are cultivated, and estates Crocetta del Montello, where 40 hectares are cultivated. Red wine grape varieties, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot, are grown in the former. The grapes used to make the exclusive reserve wines Marinali, Córpore, and Opere Trevigiane come from this area. In the latter, grapes used in the prestigious crus, like Cuvée, are grown in strategically laid-out vineyards that take full advantage of the breeze and sunlight of the gently undulating landscape. This is also the source of the grapes used in Villa Sandi’s floral Prosecco wines, both still and sparkling.
Villa SandiThe main brand offering still, sparkling and semi-sparkling wines and a range of different spirits.
OpereA complete line of Classic Method Spumante (Sparkling wine). Each bottle refines in Villa Sandi underground cellars, for 36 months up to 72 months for the most prestigious of Opere Spumante: Riserva Amalia Moretti.
Casa GhellerA traditional range of wines characterized by the typical string closure.
AgroargentoA new brand celebrating the wines of Sicily.
Facts & Figures
Area under Vine
Age of vines
Prosecco Vines - from 7 to 45 years old, other vines - from 10 to 30 years old.
Oak barrel origin
On average the winery uses 400 new French oak barriques (Capacity: 225 liters) each year. They're then used twice depending on the wine and on the desired ageing period.
Mr Valerio Fuson
Moretti Polegato Family
Prosecco in Valdobbiadene Estate; Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Bianco and Chardonnay in Crocetta del Montello Estate Cartizze, Raboso Piave
Grape Varieties Used by the Winery
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