Long summers spent with his grandfather in the country side gave to Giovanni Foffani a strong root and a clear direction for life, now dedicated to the production of high quality wines in the ancient house of Clauiano.
All winery operations are decided internally, while Elisabetta, Woman of Wine, takes more care of reception and hospitality. The team is also composed of their sons Guglielmo and Lorenzo as well as Massimiliano Vecchiato (vineyard and cellar) and Nicoletta Gottardo (administration and commercial support).
Any good agricultural activity is the expression of man’s consciousness about conservation of biodiversity, This was definitely true in the past, when the countryside was looking like a huge garden with fields cultivated with seasonal crops. It should be noted that man has always reduced biodiversity by specializing crops for nourishment of his own species. Good agriculture though avoids excess of specialization, and any farmer is in fact like a sailor, capable of breathing in the wind a scent of universality that overcomes greed.
In agriculture, science must be used carefully, as the use of inappropriate protocols may generate dangerous imbalances in the countryside and to the man himself. Today, the most rational answer seems to be integrated environmental protection, which helps nature to maintain its balance by minimizing and differentiating external interference.
Production of wine is not separated from aesthetics in general, that may be seen here like the measure of an optimal balance between ingenuity and nature. Our exhibition “The Colors of Wine” in the old barn on the first floor is an aesthetic synthesis of our production activity.
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