Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant has imported wines from this estate—located in the heart of Veneto—for thirty-six years and counting. For those familiar with the wines and with its patriarch and founder, Gianni Piccoli, this comes as no surprise. The time I spent with Gianni was a highlight of my Italian trip, as he reminded me of my own Italian grandfather. With a four-hundred-year-old family legacy, Gianni speaks with great pride of the meaning of heritage in his craft, as his three sons now handle most of the winemaking duties. Gianni has been a constant champion of Veneto’s local varietals and was perhaps the first in the region to adopt full herbal and organic means to combat pests and preserve the quality of the vines. Best of all, his wines scream as everyday values. Their ability to pair with most food, especially with the ever-diverse Venetian cuisine, is astounding.