MEMORIE CHE INIZIANO DA QUI

90 anni di storia

A trip down memory lane to discover Barbaran Vigne e Vini

Our fondest memories as children, go back to when we three brothers, used to play in the basement observing and disturbing the daily activities of our parents: having fun up and down the old stairs, among the oak barrels, running and jumping the racking tubes, among stacks of demijohns, funnels, rubbers, and old maps hanging on the walls, from which peeped the House Grandparents’ Barbarana. A real wine “store.” The admiration we have for the hard work of our father Simeon and our mother Nori, today encourages us and committed with great passion, to carry on this long family tradition in the fascinating world of wine.
Even today I like to return there where it all began and where year after year, strong and lush vines continue to give- n us excellent grapes to produce traditional and especially ancient wines.
Nonno Alberto

Grandfather Albert

Barbarana House

In the Treviso Municipal Library, an ancient plan of the town of Zenson di Piave from the 17th century is preserved, where it reports “Casa Barbarana” near the center of the village. It was our family home with adjacent land where we cultivated vines of black Rabosa and white Rabosa grapes.

VENICE AND THE LONG TRADE ACROSS THE PIAVE RIVER

Grandfather Albert (1886-1969) in the early 1900s bought several hectares of farmland on his return from Bohemia, thus expanding the family business. A skilled farmer, he devoted himself to raising and trading cattle and horses in particular. After the bloody battles of the Great War ended, he took his first steps in this land scratched by rivers; he began the business of transporting wine on barrels loaded on wagons pulled by his horses by pulling the banks of the Piave River, coming to supply famous trattorias in Treviso, and also, by transferring the barrels from the wagons to large boats, to supply famous trattorias and merchants in Venice. Wine then renegotiated in more distant lands where Venetian merchant ships landed. Even today our Wines are distributed in the best Venetian “Bacari” and wine shops in the province of Treviso, where its High winemaking qualities and sartorial flavor are appreciated.
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SIMEON ALBINO BARBARAN

The centuries-old tradition inclined toward the “recovery and preservation” of the oldest winemaking traditions has been pursued over the years, first by Albert and then passing the baton to the last of his nine children, Simeon. Who developed with great love and dedication today’s company “Barbaran Vigne e Vini” which stands out not only for the production of wines international, but primarily for the recovery of ancient wines. As evidence of this, in the early 1990s, Simeone began the journey aimed at the study and recognition of a very old vineyard found nearby: he initiated the process of reproducing this plant by involving some authorities competent in the context of recovering the old vines of the Veneto region, which through established researchers, began careful studies. Today, this vine is recovered and is recognized as “GRAPARIOL,” a rare, old and very interesting vine from the Lower Piave Valley, with high viticultural and oenological potential that has caught the interest even of the Ministry of Agriculture by proceeding to registration in the National Register of Vine Varieties in 2007.

Today: THE VINEYARDS

18 hectares planted with vines extended between the Lower Piave Valley and the province of Treviso.
Climate and soil significantly mark the wines we produce. Soil constitutes one of the factors determinants of the quality of our wines, it is a dynamic system that receives organic material and energy (through organic, chemical-organic and leaf fertilization) and is a vital source not only for the plant but for the whole surrounding environment. Therefore, we pay close attention to “agrarian seasonality” and especially to the delicate “Inter-row” tillage stage, which is responsible for best nourishing and preserving the soil from inter- chemical weed-killing winds, harmful to humans and the environment.

Taste Excellence:
Grapariol, an Ideal Companion for Every Occasion

Grapariol is appreciated not only for its recognized excellence but also for its versatility. Ideal with seafood dishes, it goes well with baccalà mantecato alla veneziana and spring risottos. Expert sommeliers consider it a viable alternative to the famous Prosecco, making it a highly prestigious option in the Italian white wine scene.