Antica Casa Vinicola Scarpa has been founded in the second half of the IXX century. Still nowadays the Winery bears the name of its own founder – Antonio Scarpa – who was a winemaker from Veneto.
In the last 150 years of history different families came to the leading of the Winery, among them there is the family of Mario Pesce, who has been one of the most important figure of Scarpa’s history. Mario was born in 1925. Between 1947 and 1949 – he who was just twenty years old – travelled a lot in France, especially in Alsace and Burgundy. Thanks to this study, Mario introduced new ideas in Scarpa and thanks to the economic boom of the ’70, the Winery increased it’s production and started to export in new countries. It was in this very favorable economical period that the characteristics of Scarpa raised up: high quality, natural cultivation of the vineyards, traditional wine making.
These elements are almost expected in the contemporary wine world, but not at that time. Scarpa has been one of the first Cellars who started to speak about this “philosophy” of making wine, when the keyword was “quantity” and not “quality”. Today Scarpa is wisely managed by Maria Piera Zola, who has became President since the unforgettable harvest of 2001.