Ca’ LUSTRA is a 40 years long path on a land full of history and character. It all began in the 1960’s, when Angelo Zanovello, who was an engineer in a farmers family, bought the house in Faedo as a countryside refuge. It didn’t take long for his son Franco to discover his passion for winemaking, and in 1977 the winery, a rough room in the house stables, was formally founded. Time ran fast and things got bigger: nowadays this family farm of 42 hectares (25 of which are vineyards) is run with the original passion and ethics by Franco and his sons Marco and Linda, together with 7 motivated contributors.
The wine-growing vocation of the Euganean Hills comes from their unique geology, visible in the alternation of generous volcanic soils and shallow, calcareous marine sediments. A variability that we manage with experience and patience, vineyard by vineyard, with the dual aim of preserving the natural environment and of enhancing each particular “cru”. For consistency, and for tangible influence on the products quality, we have chosen since 2008 to grow organically; our territory is not only a natural Park founded in 1989, but also a Bio-District and UNESCO MaB candidate. In the large underground cellar we work according to the same principles: traditional winemaking with spontaneous fermentations, no clarifications and minimized sulfites.