Belief in our work, in the potential of our company, in the products we offer our customers as the result of our daily commitment: this is our strength, what enabled us to gradually expand as the years went by, and to turn that small holding into our current estate.
These are our products: wines hiding a secret in the silence of their bottles, that only a glass is able to reveal; wines that travel all around the world, taking with them values that only our work and our soil are able to infuse; because our wines are like our children and, through them, we can tell our story.
The same belief has given us the right way to face constant changes and new trends, which are the main basis of our ambicious project: the construction of a new modern winery.
Our days are characterized by unceasing and constant work, that sometimes makes us forget the past; but the past is the cradle of our actual life and, for this reason, is always worth mentioning.
If we just stop a moment and turn our thoughts to the past, the sentence that re-echoes through our minds is always the same: “Mine was the first fire of Bandida, once land of bandits”.
With this sentence Marco Savian, founder of our estate and respectively father and grandfather of us actual owners, used to sum up the start of his work.
Between the Livenza and Tagliamento Rivers, where the provinces of Venice, Pordenone and Treviso meet and melt together with their own characteristics, the D.O.C – Authenticated Origin – wine area of Lison Pramaggiore and Venice rises: here, in this land our company rises. On this soil, particularly tenacious because of the presence of calcareous clay, rich in shallow carbonate, the forty-two hectares of our estate spread, all cultivated with Organic Farming methods. Thanks to the ideal climate our fine wines grow here, from the red Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Refosco of the Red Peduncle, to the white Pinot Grigio, Lison Classico and Chardonnay.
You were surely wondering what the word Bandida or, less dialectally, Bandita means. Bandita is the appellation given in the earlier years of last century to the land where our estate now stands and where, at that time, unending expanses of oak woods acted as a background to the enterprises of improvised bandits and brigands.
But seasons change from one to another, sometimes improving, and that soil that had been so neglected until then, became object of hard ploughing, that finally reclaimed the whole territory. 1925 was underway when, because of his service in the First World War, our founder was granted a small holding of four hectares, called Podere Bainsizza in memory of an important battle. He was the first assignee who settled, the first one who lighted the fire in his new house, in a land until that moment abandoned but from then on the source of many plans.
During the following years his perseverance and his daily commitment to cultivating such tough, arid and clayey soil led to the blossoming of a first, humble vineyard which made him a proud man for the belief he had always had in it.