The long flight to Venice behind us, we arrived at the Color Hotel in Bardolino (a great place to stay if you visit). The next morning we were off to visit Gianni Piccoli and his family at Corte Gardoni.
Gianni’s family have been producing wine in the Veneto since 1660 when they held land in what is now Valpolicella. Battles with hail and phylloxera led them away to the land west, where the family grew apples and other fruits. In the 70s, the opportunity to buy the Corte Gardoni estate came along, and Gianni convinced his father that wine […]