Colli Asolani de Bedin
The history of the “Società Agricola Colli Asolani” dates back to the early 1900s, when the great grandfather Giovanni Bedin started working as a nurseryman and growing his own vines. At that time in northern Italy the rural landscape was dominated by vines growing together with mulberries, whose leaves constituted the sole food source for silkworms.
Giacomo Bedin, the grandfather, inherited his father’s passion for the land and followed his footsteps, purchasing the estate in Cornuda in 1948. Here, in the smooth fertile hills that overlook the sanctuary of “Madonna della Rocca”, he planted the first vineyards and passed down to his son Giovanni the constancy and resourcefulness of the past generations.
Giovanni Bedin combined the ever-increasing viticultural activity with stock-breeding. Under his direction, in the late ‘60s, the company promoted the first edition of the “Mostra del vino” in Cornuda: a traditional wine exhibition that contributed to the strengthening of the relationship between the territory, its inhabitants and its quality wines.
Giovanni carried on the stock-breeding activity until the second half of the 1980s when he planted three hectares of vineyards, introducing his sons to the art of winemaking. Enrico Bedin, the current owner, and his brothers Luigi, Denis and Damiano joined the company and marked a turning point by gradually transforming it from a traditional farm to a modern winery, in line with prevailing market demands. The Bedin brothers, remaining faithful to the core values they inherited from their ancestors, enriched the estate with the acquisition of new vineyards and the construction of new winemaking, bottling and packaging facilities.
Today the “Società Agricola Colli Asolani”, with its 40 hectares of vineyards, is a modern winery, looking to the future but well-rooted in the past of his home region. After four generations, the Bedin family still manages to transform its passion into a career, combining the careful attention to product quality with the efforts to enhance and promote the territory through the preservation of autochthonous vines, rich in aromas and flavours of the local countryside.