who grows the grapes? who makes the wines?
They work closely with their father, Moro, on all aspects of the business, including the proper feeding of the chickens, that live under the cherry trees which combine to provide their bed and breakfast kitchen with eggs.
what wines do they make?
The family’s diverse soil types as well as natural curiosity has lead them to bottle still wines as well, including Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, alongside the indigenous Raboso, a full bodied, layered, age-worthy red which might be described as combining the natural acidity of well made Cabernet Franc with some of the weight of Syrah.
when did the winery start?
Brothers William and Allain founded the winery, Tenuta Santome in 2000, making wine for the first time on a commercial scale from the grapes that the family has grown for decades. Candid Wines began working with Tenuta Santome, thanks to our partners at VinUS, in 2009 and the Santome Extra Dry Prosecco is our best selling wine. By a factor of 2.
where is the winery?
why is it a Candid Wine?
As a result, we are proud to represent the only family owned winery in the Veneto that is entirely Solar Powered, and a winery that seeks to reduce sulphur in their wines with every vintage, who has an organic test parcel m place to further improve quality. Whatsmore, we have entrepreneurial partners from who we learn at every turn and whose wines we dig. Hard.
how is it made?
“Kept cold?!”, you ask, disapprovingly. ”What a terrible waste of electricity, keeping an entire harvest chilled until it is sold”, you grumble. Correctly. Almost. Despite a requiring a major load of
electricity each year, Santome is a net contributor to the electric grid thanks to the 888 solar panels affixed to their roofs. They save money, save electricity, and produce what we believe to be the
freshest bubbles in town.