Vigna Roda: “Harvest Memories”

An old photo tells the story September arrived and it was time for “Vendemàre” (Grape Harvest). We would all get a pair of scissors to “vegne” (harvest) and off we go in the vineyards. Most people had a job in the local factories or worked as mason. They would take a leave from work to go harvest. It was a way to bring home some additional money. Even school teachers would give less homework to the kids, they knew they would go get hired by some peasants in the vineyards. They would be used mostly to empty the baskets in
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Vigna Roda Fior d'Arancio

Vigna Roda: “Fior d’Arancio, Veraison (Invaiatura) Time”

See what happens to our Moscato Giallo Above is a bunch of Moscato Giallo, the grapes we use to produce “Fior d’Arancio” Wine. These past few days grapes swell visibly, berries are already quite big compared to other varieties and the skin is thicker. It looks almost like a table grape. There are spots in the vineyard where soil is harder and berries do not swell evenly. Those weaker, irregular clusters will be removed to guarantee full, smooth ripeness to the rest of the bunches. We are approaching the so called “Veraison” (Invaiarura in Italian) time, when grapes start their
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Vigna Roda vineyard

Vigna Roda: “Another winter is coming to an end”

Gems of “Damerino” in the Merlot vineyard are ready to bloom Winter is over! In our vineyards, at Vigna Roda, gems of Merlot, Guyot trained, have started to swell and can’t wait to explode into lush vegetation. The warm season is anticipated this year and it is a very delicate moment in the vineyard as a late frosts, not so unusual, could affect production. In the picture above, in the distance, the little Village of Vò With the grapes from this vineyard we produce our Merlot, “Damerino”, a DOC Colli Euganei. A wine aged in stainless steel, intense ruby color
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Vigna Roda vineyard

Vigna Roda: “Natural Wines from Natural Grape produced on Natural Land”

Working in harmony with nature… The new greens of “Sovescio” (green manure) are ready for Spring! In this plot of land we have sown black beans, triticale, white peas, white oats and rye. The practice called “Sovescio” replaces the chemical fertilization of the land respecting the balance of nature and the insects present in the fields. Around May, when these greens will be about one meter high and a little before they flower, we will mow them and we’ll work the soil slightly to be able to bury this “green manure” that will function as natural fertilizer. To us at
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