Rainfall, when heavy, can wash away a year’s worth of work in the blink of an eye.
July was a warm and particularly dry month that kept us holding our breath. We were very fortunate: The month’s heavy rainstorms only did limited damage in our vineyards.
Being a grape grower means being conscious of the fact that a year’s worth of work could be washed away in just an instant. This is why every time there is a forecast for rainfall, our anxiety levels climbs and everything in our family’s life comes to a halt. We all hold our breath until the worst has past.
July 1 – We need to manage the vegetation. It becomes a problem when a plant falls on a vine following inclement weather.
July 2 – Today is our Fiat 500’s 60th birthday! 60 years since this popular car was introduced, a symbol of the economic revival in Italy after World War II.
July 6 – OpenDream was an art, culture, food and wine festival in Treviso. They used an abandoned industrial space for the event.
July 7 – Tilling our Prà Grande vineyard in Monfumo.
Speaking of the anxiety that comes when there are rainclouds on the horizon, an awful storm literally grazed the hill where we have our vineyard in Cornuda. The photo comes via Meteo Bassano e Pedemontana del Grappa.
July 12 – Labels for magnums of our Extra Dry are always applied by hand.
July 13 – It’s not just about vines! One of the important things about “zero kilometer” foodways is teaching future generations about the importance of the land. Just like our parents and grandparents taught us. It’s thanks to them that we are here today to tell our story.
July 17 – As our friend Camillo likes to say: There’s a difference between Prosecco with a capital P and prosecchino. Only a fool would think otherwise. (Pure, playful, confident, and ready to go. A beauty!)
July 24 – The sky over Monfumo after the umpteenth storm.
July 28 – Today’s harvest was celery, lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumbers from our garden.
July 31 – Save the date! FIVI Wine Fair in Piacenza November 25-26.