Front of seventeenth-century villa Tenuta Polvaro near Venice


Tenuta Polvaro’s history is linked to that of the “Serenissima” Republic of Venice, which once dominated the vast Loncon Forest, rich in oaks and ash trees used by the Venetian Arsenal. After the second half of the 17th century, the city’s Doge Morosini was forced to sell part of the expanse to the public and what is today known as Tenuta Polvaro, was thus purchased by the noble Polvaro family.

The village

In 1681 the aristocratic Polvaro family of Venice, cleared and cultivated the land, building a large manor and barchesse, which included a private chapel, typical to Italian nobility of the time.
Facciata della villa seicentesca della Tenuta Polvaro ad Annone Veneto

The «Serenissima» Republic of Venice

The merchants of the “Serenissima” Republic of Venice reached what is known today as the Tenuta Polvaro by boat and through the canals that bordered its lands. The forest’s lumber continued to be used for the construction of ships: the trees were cut and shaped directly en-site by the legendary Venetian shipwrights.
Documento della Tenuta Polvaro risalente al 1700

The wine production begins

At the time, ​​Tenuta Polvaro bordered the Fossa forest, an area scattered with vineyards and rows that produced Tocai, Cabernet and Riesling. The fine wine was stored by the landowners in wooden barrels. Most of the wine production was reserved for the Venetian lords, while the rest went to the local community.
Lison Pramaggiore area

The village's owners

At the beginning of the 1900s, Tenuta Polvaro was a village inhabited by various families, where the passage of time was marked by events linked to rural life. Since the 1930s, the land has been owned by the Barbini (1939-1978) and the Velo (1978-2010) families, who were essential in commencing modern wine production and subsequent marketing campaigns.
Tenuta Polvaro's stock photos

The Candoni De Zan family

In 2010, the Candoni De Zan family bought Tenuta Polvaro with the aim of restoring the village to its former glory, enhancing the canons of seventeenth-century architecture. The vineyards are also the subject of a gradual restructuring plan for the conservation of the company’s viticultural heritage. Today the location is also home to exclusive events, workshops and cultural events.
The Candoni De Zan family
Bunch of glera grapes grown in the vineyards of the Tenuta Polvaro


The production of Tenuta Polvaro focuses on typical D.O.C. Venezia wines such as Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and D.O.C. Prosecco.

The agronomic orientation of the estate, its plants and production, guarantee high-end products. The grapes are transformed in the company cellar, through a process that respects tradition and at the same time, embraces modern oenological techniques, in order to enhance the quality of the wine.