The myriad facetes
of our family
Our deep, fertile roots
In 1920, grandfather Abele, already a grapegrower in Santo Stefano di Valdobbiadene, purchased from Conte Balbi Valier a magnificent, conch-shaped vineyard, at once gorgeous and rich with promise. A piece of land with which to begin afresh after the devastations of World War I, together with his children, , in a family known locally as “I Casei.” Abele “Casel” Adami had the extraordinary idea of separating this vineyard from the others, as he already had done with the Cartizze vineyard. It was an unusual intuition because it is rare to be able to sensitively capture nature’s whispers, observe and understand the very soul of places destined to produce true jewels. The fruit of this decision was something totally unknown in the history of our area: two wines produced and named as single-vineyard crus and bearing the names of their townships: Riva Giardino Asciutto and Riva Cartizze Asciutto. Adriano Adami, “Jano Casel”, Abele’s 13th and last son, inherited this Vigneto Giardino. The family history thereafter was one of generations striving to endow their oenology with all the rigour of a prestigious profession, and of accomplishments that won them attention on a European scale in the early 1980s, with Armando and Franco, and right afterwards on the international stage. Today, the fourth generation, in the persons of Fabrizio, Claudio and Cristina, are actively contributing, and brand exploration has now spread to four continents. The long arc of these years has seen an alternating succession of viticultural achievements and international accolades that have brought together winegrowing experts, wine lovers, and sector professionals, an opportunity-rich adventure in which excellence has always met challenges yet always emerged triumphant. The result has been a patrimony of a family, of a growing area, and of a community, a heritage that only 100 years of history can fashion.
Our work rests on solid foundations
Fully four generations of activities, in both vineyards and winecellar, across space and time, mean a wealth of values, beliefs, and expertise.
There is one constant that unites them, however, the synergy between vineyard, soils, climate, and man, an intimate interrelationship that runs like a common thread through every single vineyard and that transmutes itself into wide-ranging nuances of taste and qualities, different even on each side of every hillslope.
Gifted with this immense richness, our own primary task is to understand, assist, and express in our wines the wealth of nuances that natures provides us. That means beginning to write the history-book of a wine by first achieving a deep understanding of the land that yields it, and by knowing what the effects will be of each small decision about it, from the emergence of its vines to the concluding moment of its wine being bottled.
As a consequence, it is critical for us, since we grow grapes in different areas, each with its own one-of-a-kind, unmatchable characteristics, to vinify separately each vineyard parcel. Only in this way can we transmit unaltered the complex identity of each individual locus in a precious, inimitable oenological expression.
The 34 imprints and the single vineyards
Each year, a cornucopia of some 34 various kinds of wine, sourced from the same number of vineyards, are assembled in various combinations to fashion that final print, 34 different nuances that combine together to create that particular palate, refined and elegant; that particular nose, crisp, rich, and fruity that the names Bosco di Gica and Dei Casel conjure up to the wine lover. The Adami Style. Our near-obsessive attention in analysing the grapes and the fragrances of their musts has led to identifying a vineyard that, year after year, produces a wine full, broad, and complete across the palate and fully able to arouse excitement without the help of any complement. In our four generations of winemaking, we have had the honour of discovering two such sensory adventures, which we named Vigneto Giardino and Col Credas.
Bosco di Gica
Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG
Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG
Valdobbiadene DOCG Rive di Colbertaldo
Valdobbiadene DOCG Rive di Farra di Soligo
Respect for the future
For the community
Exercising humanity is the moral duty of human beings. Far from being just a play on words, this constitutes a a true team spirit that springs from a shared belief, both in the family and in the winery: committing oneself to support others is our responsibility, a form of respect and awareness towards the community to which we belong, which gives us so much throughout our life. We believe therefore in social sustainability and inclusion, which are concretely applied locally in two projects that have always been person-centred, Casa Maria Adelaide da Sacco and I Bambini delle Fate.
Casa Maria Adelaide da Sacco (Maria Adelaide da Sacco House) is a community residential facility that cares for those with mental and multiple disabilities, assisting them to become autonomous, adaptable, and developed, all in an educational-family atmosphere. Within the context of their program, we have participated, since 2020, in the Cantine Solidali initiative. That, in turn, supports the Cassette degli Artisti, in which Casa members fashion hand-painted wooden gift-boxes for wine and small crafted items, unique creations that develop each individual’s abilities.
I Bambini delle Fate (The Fairies’ Children), a non-profit meeting the needs of autistic children and their families, includes FARCELA, an association whose mission is to promote social integration through introducing various types of autonomy for the children. which we have supported since 2010.