There are those who know how to listen to the whispering voice of nature to observe and understand the essence of the places that they call home, to achieve harmony with their surroundings through silence.
The Alta Marca area near Treviso has been renowned for its excellent wine as far back as the Middle Ages. Excellent white wines have always been produced here, and, as recorded in 1606, were exported and appreciated “in Venice, Germany and as far afield as Poland”.
It was a process of natural selection that saw glera become the variety of choice for wine making in this area of the Alta Marca, especially in Valdobbiadene, where the variety dominates the steep slopes of its hills. The environment may seem forbidding, with the Dolomites in the background, but is sheltered and blessed by warm midday sun. It is here, amidst hardworking farmers and solid traditions, that our story begins.
In 1920, Abel, the grandfather of the current owners, purchased a natural amphitheatre vineyard from Count Balbi Valier. This beautiful site with fantastic potential was the ideal place to start out afresh, with the help of his son Adriano. Abel had the inspired intuition of separating this vineyard from the others, due to its different characteristics. So it was that he presented in August 1933, at the 1st Mostra Mercato dei Vini Tipici dItalia in Siena, his Riva Giardino Asciutto, the first real vineyard selection from Valdobbiadene.
Your breath is a breeze, your heart is the ground, and the vine is life. The lifeblood that has flowed through the veins of the Adami family for three generations, the guardians of a harmonious rural world.
Carrying on the family tradition, Adriano Adami continued in his fathers footsteps, making a name for the winerys quality Prosecco on the local market. The 1980s saw the arrival of the third generation, with the newly qualified oenologists Armando and Franco Adami, combining family traditions with specialization and technology. With a modern winemaking and sparkling wine production facility, the brand moved onto new markets and acquired a solid reputation.
Adami now produces about 750,000 bottles with grapes from 50 hectares of vineyards, 12 of their own land, the rest farmed by other small growers with time-honored links to the winery, and sharing its commitment to quality.