Le Vigne di San Pietro – A small island in the “Terre del Custoza”
There are territories that if you don’t live them, you can’t discover them. Through the bike tourism, for example, you have the opportunity to get away from mass tourism and immerse yourself in the discovery of places that often unknown can reveal infinite beauties and let you experience the magic of unique moments away from stress.
And this is how pedal after pedal to discover the “Terre del Custoza” a unique area between Lake Garda and Verona you can discover the beauty of a company immersed in a small oasis of peace and tranquility, welcome to “Le Vigne di San Pietro” .
This small 10-hectare company was founded in 1980 when Sergio and Franca Nerozzi decided to move the whole family from the city to the countryside, looking for a place that could combine beauty, nature and productivity. After two years of patient research, the Nerozzi family found this unique place just a stone’s throw from beautiful Verona and Lake Garda.
The land where this beautiful farm was born is suited to produce wine grapes and many ancient remains testify to this together with the quality that they have managed to have over the years by understanding the richness of these lands. The clayey, calcareous, morainic soil of glacial origin and rich in minerals. The microclimate that is affected by Lake Garda helps the vines to express their functions of attracting the best from the ground. The vineyards are raised in the middle of a park dense with tree varieties that create a wide biodiversity very useful for a balanced development of the same.
Today the company is managed by his son Carlo, an architect by training, a creative character and a farmer out of necessity.
For Carlo, wine is a “media”, an expressive means that facilitates cultural mediation, the encounter and exchange of knowledge between people.
At Vigne di San Pietro you will find elegant, interesting wines that know how to express depth without impetuousness, which know how to evolve over time by amplifying what is initially perceived. The land is not worked and the grass in the vineyards is managed mechanically without the use of herbicides. The practice of “green manure” is used to enrich the land and increase biodiversity. The grapes are harvested by hand in crates and processed after cooling a few hours after harvesting.
The varieties present are Garganega, Trebbianello, Manzoni, Cortese for the white berried grapes, Corvina, Rondinella, Cabernet Sauvigon and Merlot for the red berried grapes.
A tasting with Carlo and his staff at the Vigne di San Pietro can turn into a truly special experience, because it will be like being greeted by a friend who can’t wait to share a good glass of wine with you.
We at Bike Experience are planning the new season and we can’t wait to introduce you to this beautiful place with its unique charm.