The History Our origins

As Leondino Ferasin, owner of ‘Società Agricola Caferro’, narrates, with his eyes full of memories, it is necessary to go back  to the end of 1800 to know the origin of this winery, when his grandfather, Sebastiano,   from north of Vicenza moved to  Vo’, buying a few acres of land on the slopes of the Euganean Hills where he planted the first  vines to produce wine for his family. But it is in the 50s that Caferro was founded, when his father Vittorio purchased  part of  ‘Villa Lando Mantovani’. Leondino, as many boys of his age, once finished the primary school, began to help the family in the fields, his father needed manpower, he was the only son.

Memories The love for the land

The most vivid recollections are related to moments of pride, typical of a child that feels grown up, such as when he was appointed to bring the bottle of wine to the “men” in the fields or when,  in the days of grape harvest, he was able to carry two baskets full of grapes on his shoulders all at once and jump on the farm wagon to empty them.

The love for the land that saw him play and grow up was transmitted to him by his grandfather, by his father who supported him till the ripe old age of 86, by uncles and cousins, all  engaged to hoe the ground, take care of the vines, hand pick the grapes and produce, with still artisan techniques, this marvellous product: the wine. At that time the filtrations were  made with cotton sacks and the racking with hand pumps.

The first wines such as White Muscat and Euganean Hills red wine began to be appreciated by the clients of the taverns, bars and private citizens of the surrounding area, encouraging Ferasin family to plant new vines and give much value to the historical vineyards, until today with a wider range of wines that Leondino’s sons, graduated at the Oenological school of Conegliano, continue to study, improve, select with the passion typical of those who made  the wine a philosophy of life. When Leondino speaks about his vineyards, his face is rich of emotions;  even now, after years of hard work, he is  fascinated by the changes of his vines as seasons alternate. He talks about his vines as if they were  human beings, the old ones should be treated with respect and admiration for all the grapes they have offered till now and the new ones should be grown with loving care, like a newborn child, to make them vigorous and fruitful.

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