For three generations the Maculan family has been nurturing vineyards and making wine from a wide array of native and traditional grapes in hills of Breganze, an enchanting village on the lower slopes of the Asiago high-plain, in the Veneto region between Verona and Venice. Here, volcanic soils and a cool climate provide for wines of vibrant acidity and elegant character. Breganze is quite unique appellation: native varieties share the stage with International ones, which were brought in the 1800’s by the French and the Austrians, along with their winemaking techniques. For these reasons, Breganze is a place where two worlds collided: local winemakers, who have nurtured their native grapes despite the Phylloxera disease, 2 world wars and adverse consumer trends, are also proudly making delicious wines from classic varieties like Cabernet and Pinot Noir, which they consider traditional. A remarkable example of the long standing winemaking tradition of Breganze is the Torcolato DOC, a dessert wine made with air-dried Vespaiola grapes, a delicacy known at least as 1754.
Since 1974, after taking over from his father Giovanni, Fausto Maculan has defined its own style: a minimalistic winemaking approach aimed at creating the perfect balance between the sheer pleasure of full, rich fruit aromas, and the balanced, focused finish of elegant tannins and refreshing acidity. Angela and Maria Vittoria Maculan, representing the third generation, are now following their father’s footsteps, bringing new ideas and energy, and a feminine touch, to the Winery. Winemaking and life-style at Maculan are one and the same: like their wines, the Maculans are positive, energetic people that enjoy their life and work to the fullest, but always with understatement and balance. This signature style has made Maculan wines recognized and appreciated in the finest establishments throughout the world.