"We have been taking care of our vineyards for more than fifty years, we respect nature and its times, we use the methods that our grandparents have handed down to us, keeping a careful eye on winemaking innovations."
Villa Badin is located in the heart of the Valpolicella Classica, in a splendid raised position on a hill facing south, surrounded by vineyards. Its history dates back to the second half of the 1700s. Since then the members of the Bonazzi family cultivated the land with vines, olive trees and cherry trees first as sharecroppers and from 1962 as owners, thanks to Alessandro Bonazzi who founded his own farm.
The company then passed into the hands of Alessandro and Maria's three sons: Luciano, Mario and Angelo who continued Alessandro's business. They enhanced the oenological part through important land improvements, receiving great recognition from the local market, also thanks to prestigious oenological competitions. Today, Giorgio and Ivo, Alessandro's nephews, continue their agricultural and enological activity with passion and great dedication, paying attention to some aspects that they consider crucial, such as environmental impact, respect for traditions and hospitality.
The wines, in fact, are still produced today following the seasonality of operations, with spontaneous fermentations, without the use of selected yeasts and bacteria and adjuvants. Furthermore, they do not undergo modern processes such as centrifugations, clarification treatments and gluing. In the cellar, ancient and respectful vinification methods are used such as the submerged cap, natural sedimentation and the use of classic materials such as concrete tanks and wooden barrels.
The company was among the first to abandon the use of particularly harmful insecticides and to join territorial projects aimed at eliminating the use of pesticides in favor of low-impact techniques, such as the sexual confusion of pathogenic insects, the processing of soil and more.
Since 2019 Villa Badin has thus obtained the integrated pest management certification by joining the project of the Valpolicella wine protection consortium called RRR. Furthermore, thanks to an important photovoltaic system, they use 100% of electricity from renewable sources. For the Bonazzi family, respect for the "terroir" means respect for the territory on the one hand and respect for traditions on the other. It is necessary that the people who cultivate that territory know it well, especially the vines and their behavior according to the seasons, in drying and in the cellar.