Da Gigetto – Wine Cellar (TV)
Ristorante “da Gigetto” (from the nickname of his founder), on the basement floor, hides one of the most picturesque wine cellars in the world that, with over 1,500 labels and 36,000 bottles, includes 38 types of Champagne as well as the largest selection of Pinot Noir of the Region consisting in the best French wines but also in new labels from Trentino and Tuscany. In addition to the most prestigious wine labels, the cellar also houses an important selection of excellent spirits, such as the typical “grappa”, a grape-based spirit usually served as an after-dinner drink.
Gigetto’s great passion for wine goes back to the 1960s when he inherited the cellar from his grandmother and decided to start importing bottled wines from France; an absolute novelty at that time in Italy when wine was used to be sold only in barrels. The founder’s precious wine collection continues today thanks to his daughter Monica (the other son, Marco, is the very skilled Chef of the restaurant) and Roberto, the head sommelier. The ongoing research of Monica and Roberto, always “on the hunt”, allows them to discover new labels from different continents; from Provence to New Zealand, from sunny California to Germany, every year the best international wines can be tasted right here!
The antique cellar-museum develops into a series of small rooms, niches, and galleries that delight the visitors’ eyes with unique decorative memorabilia. Related to both the art of viticulture and Venetian history, they have been assembled over the years by Gigetto who is also a passionate collector of unusual objects and antiques.
Where: Miane, in the Prosecco hills, a small town near Treviso
When: before lunch or dinner, upon request
Why: to visit one of the most beautiful wine cellars in Veneto, pluri-awarded by Wine Spectator, and taste the very best wines from the local production as well as top lebels from all over the world
How: book a wine tasting and ask Gigetto or his daughter Monica to tell you the “secrets” that hide behind the many unusual objects that decorate the cellar: from the rare table carved, legs included, from a single giant tree trunk to the vintage advertising signs hang up on the walls, till the antique furniture, like the confessional box that Gigetto, with great sense of humor, has used to house his collection of Vin Santo (holy wine), a traditional Italian dessert wine.
Via Alcide de Gasperi 4
31050 Miane (TV)
+39 0438 960020