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Maculan

Fausto Maculan was destined to make wine – he was delivered in the very room that is his office today! You could say he had a dynamic introduction to the world and has been dynamic ever since. It was his father Giovanni who founded the winery in 1947 in Breganze in the province of Vincenza in the Veneto region of north-east Italy. From the age of 13 Fausto worked in the winery during school holidays and, finding he had a good salesman's instinct, started to visit clients, being driven around the area because of course he was yet too young to hold a driving license himself. Recognising his son's potential for the business, his father enrolled him aged of 14, at the renowned wine school of Conegliano, where he graduated with honours in 1970. After completing his obligatory year of military service as an official of the Alpine Corps, Fausto returned home to manage the viticultural, productive and commercial aspects of the family business. This was actually a difficult time for winemakers in the this part of Italy, but Fausto was passionate about improving the quality of his wines and began wholeheartedly to dedicate himself to this end. Fausto studied constantly and travelled to the best wine-making areas in the world. He experimented with new techniques, which sometimes rendered people incredulous, but his efforts raised the winery's image and brought them to high quality standards, culminating in the production of superior white, red and dessert wines. Maculan remains family owned. Since 2007 Fausto's two daughters have assisted him in the business: Angela travels the globe representing Maculan and Mariavittoria, a graduate of the Oenological Viticulture Science University of Padua, has followed in her father's wine-making footsteps. Fausto is recognised as an expert taster and has been the Course Director of the Association of Italian Sommeliers since 1985. Maculan are situated in an enchanting location at the foot of the Asiago high plains, where the climate is extremely mild and perfect for the cultivation of grapes. Close to 15 hectares of vines are planted on volcanic soils on the hillside vineyards of Breganze on 16 different vineyard sites, and Maculan also have contracts with growers of around another 50 hectares. Old traditions and state-of-the-art technologies merge at Maculan to craft a full portfolio of impressive sparkling, white, rosé, red and dessert wines. Maculan are however known globally for their dessert wines - they are dessert wine specialists – and what dessert wines! The names Dindarello, Torcolato and Acininobili are the stuff of sweet wine lovers’ dreams! They have received numerous accolades and are utterly delicious!

www.maculan.net