A STORY OF RELENTLESS
DEDICATION AND BELIEFS
This story begins in 1934, in the province of Verona when Augusto Dal Cero bought a very special piece of land in the municipality of Roncà, dominated by two extinct volcanoes:
Crocetta and Calvarina.
He knows he has a lot of hard work ahead of him on that uphill terrain, but he is not one to shy away from hard work. To get the land he wanted so badly, he had to sell another piece of land in the municipality of Montecchia di Crosara.
The two volcanoes have been there for more than 40 million years, and time has reshaped them, but up there, you still walk on a dark, almost black earth made of lava and tuff. It is the geological memory of the continuous eruptions and basaltic flows that ended up in the sea's waters around the two volcanoes at the time. When the incandescent lava suddenly flowed into the water, it resulted in the glass-like texture of the rocks that still form that terrain.
Augusto doesn't know about geology, but he does know about grapes. His instinct tells him that if he clears the wooded land on top of the volcanoes and plants a vineyard there, he will benefit from a land rich in elements. The outbreak of war in 1940 put a stop to his plans and forced him to join the army, leaving his vineyard and family behind.
He returns after almost five years, almost all of which were spent on the arid sands of the African deserts, destroyed but fortunately alive and well. There is a need to start afresh and get the farm back on its feet.
Nothing and no one can stop a man who has a dream in his head: to expand the vineyard areas to the top of the two volcanoes. It only stops when it is at the top. Beyond that point, there are only the clouds.