52th CARTIZZE AND VALDOBBIADENE DOCG WINE EXHIBITION
Santo Stefano in Spring in the name of Giancarlo
Santo Stefano has the privilege of opening the Spring to the people of the hills throughout the valley from Valdobbiadene to Conegliano. The carnevai (hellebores) and the yellow glow of the dogwood tell us that it is new time and invite us to come out of winter and enter the woods and vineyards to smell Spring. It is time to open up to the wine that each year renews its fragrances in this small land on the foothills of the Alps and blessed by the roundness of the hills.
This year we dedicate our village and fraternity festival to a friend, our fellow countryman – Giancarlo Follador (1950-2023) – who marked the history of the area like no one before him with his meticulous work of research and historical analysis; His boundless legacy is now everyone’s heritage, as is his little-known and revolutionary pictorial work, in which he lavished and sublimated his visceral and restless relationship with this land from which he drew, as a wise farmer, good wine.
To Giancarlo we dedicate the exhibition in which some of his works will be exhibited.
A cascade of wineyards exposed to the sun and disrupted by small villages and ancient farmhouses adorned with capitals and frescoes: this is how Santo Stefano, a small district of Valdobbiadene, appears to the visitors’ eyes. The district is entirely crossed by the Teva spring, which was of great importance in the past due to manufacturing activities developed along its course. It consists of three localities: Villa, located in the upper part, extends from the church of the cemetery to the parish church; Follo, which lies south towards Colbertaldo and San Giovanni; Teva, which follows the course of the stream from which it takes its name.
Absolutely not to be missed are the nineteenth-century Church of S. Maria Ausiliatrice in Follo, the Parish Church of S. Stefano, recently restored and the Oratory of Sant’Antonio. The latter, built in the thirteenth century, is the church of the cemetery of St. Stephen, characterized by a majestic pronaos in Doric style.
Santo Stefano has the privileged view on the Cartizze hills, which are the heart of the denomination, not only from a historical point of view, but also due to qualitative excellence of the grapes, which express all the characteristics of freshness and acidity and the typical aromas of this wine.
Updated information will soon be online
Inauguration: 16 March 2024 – 4 pm
Public holidays: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Weekdays: 18.00 – 23.00
Saturdays:16.00 – 23.00
Via Grave Nuove, 2 – Santo Stefano di Valdobbiadene – c/o Palazzo Pro Loco