Our dear Grandfather “nonno Plinio,” was the one who started this truly amazing experience for our family. After the war, he saved all he could to buy a tractor so that he could continue his family’s tradition of working on the land of Count Cavazzocca of Lazise. Just as his family had done for 200 years before him, he put all his time and energy into doing his best. He worked so hard that in little time he managed to purchase not only the Count’s house but also his first vineyard, the one our family still owns and known as “i santi”, where we still cultivate the grapes today for the production of our Bardolino. The late Plinio Marchesini turned his passion for wine into a true profession in the 60’s when he started to produce cask wine, selling it door to door in the whole North of Italy, completely inserting himself into the vast pandora of the Veneto viticulture wineries. In the 80’s, a whole 20 years later, Marcello Marchesini, the son of Plinio took over the family business putting into it the experience he had obtained over the years working in other wineries in the area and bringing a fresh breath of new idea’s to the family business. Nonno Plinio had experienced the difficulties of the time, of hunger and of hard work and effort with all the difficulties of farm life and so was more concentrated on quantity rather than quality. His son Marcello however, continued the family business with extreme importance on quality and so changed the vision of the business. This is how the new wines were introduced, they were all exclusively bottled wines such as Bardolino Chiaretto DOC and San Fermo, a red wine produced in a limited amount with the Corvina and Merlot grapes. The Marchesini family evolved again in the new millennium with another change in generation and also in the way of running the business. Marcello passed the conduction of the family business onto his daughters Erika and Giorgia giving a feminine touch to the company. Giorgia is an enologist, following through the process of vinification together with her father Marcello, working in the wine cellar and in the vines. Erika takes care of the administrative and commercial part and also the wine tasting and sales point. Both sisters agree on following in their fathers footsteps, respecting his way of thinking by producing excellent quality wines but are at the same time giving great importance to producing sustainable wines. The Marchesini Family have taken the very important decision in completely eliminating chemical weed killers, pesticides and to reduce to the minimum possible the use of phytomedicine, as to the indications given by “Lotta Integrata Regione Veneto” in order to protect and preserve the territory and the biodiversity present in the land.