Gregoletto, from sharecropper to biodynamic farmer

gregoletto prosecco

The only winery visit I’ve made this week was to Gregoletto, one of the oldest producers of commercial Prosecco.

That’s Luigi Gregoletto, above, now in his mid-80s.

Amazing to hear him talk about a time when Prosecco was only planted where wheat and other grain wouldn’t grow (now planted on every square inch of the the lucrative vineyard real estate of Proseccoland).

Also incredible to hear him recall the 1950s when he traveled the Veneto in his little Bianchina, selling his wine door-to-door.

More… much more to come…

One Response to Gregoletto, from sharecropper to biodynamic farmer

  1. Susannah says:

    I love this photo and this short little post. Gives you a real feeling for the man in 10 lines. Well done.

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