Euganean Hill Park, Padua Italy
Vigna Roda is in the unspoiled countryside a few miles from the City of Padua. The landscape of is an unusual mix of conical hills of volcanic origin that suddenly emerge from the Veneto plain. This area, the Euganean Hills, mostly due to its geological origin and morphology of the mountains, is characterized by the presence, in a relatively small area, of many different microclimates The many microclimates, present among the hills and depressions, supports a variety of fauna and flora. This is a protected area preserved by the “Ente Parco dei Colli Euganei” (Park of the Euganean Hills).
The Euganean Hills have been known since ancient times for the peculiar geological features of their soil. As a matter of fact, each hill has a different origin: some were formed by a volcanic cone lava flow; others are an upheaval of marine calcareous soil due to underlying magma push.
The Vigna Roda vineyards, the winery and the home are within this protected area.
The Strazzacappa family has rooted its entire wine tradition by putting years of work and passion for wine into Vigna Roda. The area is particularly suitable to viticulture. The winery of Strazzacappa family, now led by Gianni and his wife Elena, is a young and dynamic reality, already established in the production of high quality wines.
The richness of these lands grants the possibility to address and aim cultivations of different varieties of grapes. Owing to thus, Vigna Roda has decided to produce and vinify authochthonous grapes such as the Moscato Giallo, the Serprino, as well as international species of wine namely, Merlot, Cabernet and Chardonnay. The vineyards, all located on the hills, are exposed to the south and to the west and stand out like island from the sea/land, distinguishing themselves for the meticulous care Gianni Strazzacappa devotes to them, in a symphony that forges the celebration of the vines and grapes with the order given by the geometry of the rows.