The organic world acquires form, colour and movement..
“It’s been more than thirty-five years since I started helping my father running our farm – says the owner, Settimo Pizzolato – Since then, my desire was the conversion to organic production, to rediscover the ancestral link between man and earth. Thanks to my determination, I was able to realize this dream and to spread around the world an environmentally friendly wine. Today this long journey is crowned with the construction of a new winery. It perfectly represents the lifestyle that I pursue and of which my wines are ambassadors”.
A radical choice that over time aims to involve every aspect of the production process: the use of green energy, almost all of it is self-produced thanks to a photovoltaic system on the roof of the winery; the reduction of waste through innovative and energy-efficient machinery like the organic purifier; the automatic on-off switches for the light systems; the localized thermostats; the Phyto-purification and reduction of water consumption in the vineyards through micro-irrigation. There are so many attentions that La Cantina Pizzolato has towards the ecosystem, showing how through some little gestures and cutting-edge systems it is possible to limit the energetic impact and to recycle water for other uses. A commitment that expresses a promise kept fully respecting both environment and society.
The new point of reference of Treviso
We have inaugurated the new winery on 29th May and it want to be a meeting point for the Treviso community: a place where passion, people and wines meet and will share moments of leisure. The highly anticipated modern headquarters enhance the importance given by the historic villa: a large building of the sixteenth century, in perfect Palladian style, represented in numerous maps of Villorba, even dating back to 1680.
A winery that’s always moving forward, which will turn into a great place for sharing emotions, through evenings, events and activities for everyone: from wine lovers, to the operators of this sector, to reach even the youngest ones. A desire to look to the future, therefore, with a spirit of solidarity: Settimo Pizzolato’s intention, in fact, leads also to less expensive finished products which are affordable for everyone, in order not to exclude anyone from the chance to enjoy a 100% natural product. In line with his philosophy, Settimo Pizzolato has chosen to use Km zero consultants, suppliers and, most importantly, local materials, even for the realization of his new winery.
The project is signed by MADE associati, Adriano Marangon and Michela De Poli, architects in Treviso. The presence of the Villa, residence of the owner, is a predominant element in the composition. The area of the offices is structured to be a representative image of the company and has a direct relationship with nature, through a reception area, a wine shop and a laboratory on the ground floor.
A suspended walkway will also be the link between the different spatial levels of the building and all stages of production, in an ideal continuity, not only visual, which is the route that leads from the vineyard to the glass. The building will have a “skin” that consists of a filter coating of wooden planks vertically placed, whose oxidation will contribute, over time, to the integration of the structure into the landscape, inspired to the traditional rural buildings of Treviso countryside.
The winery also has many points of contact with the outside world: some grass surfaces will be the transition between the parking area and the building, while a wooden square gives continuity to the inside. The paved outdoor space is used during events related to the activities of the company.
The wood used in the whole project is the Cansiglio beech. The wood is PEFC certified Beech from the Cansiglio controlled Forest chosen through a selection process carried out in agreement with Veneto Agricoltura. A zero kilometer product, since the Cansiglio Forest is located only twenty-five kilometers from the Itlas production site; the beech wood of the Cansiglio Forest has outstanding technical characteristics of strength and endurance. In fact it has been used since the Serenissima Republic of San Marco. A complex and sophisticated project, which created a very contemporary structure thanks to its linearity, reflecting the present and the future of La Cantina Pizzolato. The winery merges with the surrounding area, in a continuous dialogue between knowledge, respect and well-being which are the principles of the organic lifestyle.
The winery with organic roots..
Today, the new winery is the result of a complex and refined project, which has given life to an extremely contemporary structure in its linearity and which has the task of reflecting the present and the future of Settimo Pizzolato, without ever forgetting its past. Many sustainable choices have been consolidated, towards a organic innovation of the entire winery, as well as of the product.
The entire company roof is covered by photovoltaic solar panels (more than 570) and a new organic water purifier has been installed for the re-use of 100% of the filtered water. The continuous research in the winery and in the countryside allows us to use the latest machinery and to experiment with the resistant vines. The winery also makes us proud as the project has been mentioned in the most important national and international architectural competitions. In 2018, after having been decreed “Excellence of the landscape” at Vinitaly by the Mipaaf, the Cellar was present at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, selected from over 500 projects of Italy in the work project “Arcipelago Italia – Projects for the future of the internal territories of the country” by Mario Cucinella.