The Domus Picta
The original and inspirational Domus-pictA, today, after almost a century home to the Spagnol family.
Home today to the Spagnol family, the villa rises out of a hill lapped by the River Piave.
Its frescoes and history are brimming with events and photographs recording the Italy of the 1900s.
The villa, a survivor of the Great War, was refurbished by the family during the 1980s, reviving the beauty of Cadorin’s breathtaking decorations.
It was 1923 when Cadorin was commissioned to execute the fresco by the parish of Vidor (lAnnunciation of the Resurrection by the Angel to the Pious WomenResurrezione).
The artist therefore prepared the design (page 11) which foresaw sgraffito work on all the walls of the villa with a fresco frieze beneath the roof portraying the Four Seasons (below). Inspired by, as he was later to write, the Veneto tradition, in the villa’s décor and the Feltre palaces, he created a work which received critical success and acclaim both for ‘’the successful celebration of light and colour and of undefined panels which lifts the spirits and highlights the graceful image characteristic of the entire building’ and for ‘inventing the sgraffito on a sepia background with tints of green and yellow earth’.
Out of these beginnings, the deep historical roots and the Veneto tradition in which it is steeped, the Spagnol family decided it was time to share its love and passion for Prosecco. Drawing on the
image that the domus picta (home with pain tings in Latin) so fully embodies, the new winery was born.
The ties to history, nature and art are palpable, so it was only logical to start by developing what they had been doing before just for fun and friends, namely make use of where everything, whether labelled or sold directly, had started In 1861 Italy was becoming one nation. To celebrate this date so significant for creativity, good food and design, Domus-pictA was created, the winery of today encompassing all Italy’s history and traditions.
Domus-pictA may be a child of today, but its roots go way back to 1848, when Nonno Oni Spagnol discovered his passion for wine, love for Prosecco and the joy of vine growing, a passion handed-down to successive generations. The new head office, appropriately refurbished through a considerable architectural undertaking, rises in the very heart of Prosecco production in Valdobbiadene. Furnished with state-ofthe-art equipment, followed and lovingly cared for by capable, experienced technicians, it has nine products, all high quality and positioned average/high on the market.