The native grapes

Considering that the territory of the Doc Piave area is so vast, it's not easy to point out a common character for the Piave wines, all very different in type, history, environment and traditions of winemaking. Over the centuries, in fact, together with the native varieties, many different international varieties have been planted in this area where they found a suitable environment, able to enhance their most typical local features.

Raboso Piave

Raboso is a red native grapevine of very ancient origin, typical of eastern Veneto where it is cultivated since the seventeenth century. It's name comes from the dialectal word "rabiosa", once used to describe this grape with a strong character, a slightly sour taste and rather late harvest.
This grapevine doesn't fear dry spell, cold temperatures and time: according to the production regulations, this wine cannot be put on the market before an ageing of 3 years, necessary to harmonize its strong personality and its sharp acidity.
It's perfect with the rich local traditional dishes like pasta and beans soup, goose, roasted and grilled meat and game in general.


Marzemino is a black grape native vine, it is cultivated in the northeast of the Veneto region since 1400. It is well known for being mentioned in the famous opera "Don Giovanni" of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The calcareous and clayey soils that go from the plain in the Treviso province to the hills of Valdobbiadene, represent an ideal terroir for this grapevine. Thanks to the particularly favourable climate, the result is a smooth, fresh and very original wine.
Its warm, rich and very fruity aroma with hints of blackberries, walnuts and vanilla make it perfect with all roasted red and white meat, poultry and game.


Verduzzo Trevigiano, called like the most famous white grape variety from the Friuli region, is widely planted in the province of Treviso, where it prospers on clayey and pebbly soils, like the ones on the Piave river where this variety is harvested rather late.
The Verduzzo Trevigiano wine is velvety, fresh, fruity and slightly spicy. It matches with light hors d'oeuvres, soups and seafood.

Incroci Manzoni

Prof. Luigi Manzoni carried out many genetic experiments on the grapevine, testing cross-breedings between an international variety and a native one. Currently the only clones grown are the Manzoni Bianco 6.0.13 (Riesling Renano x Pinot Bianco), the Manzoni Moscato 13.0.25 (Raboso Piave x Moscato d'amburgo) and the Manzoni Rosso 2.15 (Prosecco x Cabernet Sauvignon).