A winged lion watching the sea
Our roots are in the lands of Venice, clinging to its glorious history of conquests, trade, power and charm.
The winged lion of Saint Mark is the symbol of the city. A flag waving in the sky, a statue overlooking streets and squares, a sign of magnificence, wisdom and protection, since our childhood and way before our birth.
We deeply belong to this past and so do our vines, firmly rooted in the Veneto region.
Our vineyards are in the Venice mainland and Valpolicella, where the Serenissima (this is how the Republic of Venice was called) used to rule.
This is where our wines come from.
The lion of Saint Mark
We chose the symbol of Venice as our symbol.
The winged lion represents Saint Mark the Evangelist, the protector of the city and the sign of its power, which spread all over the Mediterranean from the 9th until the 18th century.
The lion symbolises courage and its wings are a sign of spiritual elevation, often associated with the four Evangelists. The lion holds a book, signifying wisdom and peace. Sometimes it is even represented with a halo around his head – which is another symbol of Saint Mark and its devotion to God – of holding a sword, which means strength and justice.
You can see a sentence in Latin in the book, saying “Pax tibi Marce, evangelista meus”. It is a part of a longer sentence: “Pax tibi Marce, evangelista meus. Hic requiescet corpus tuum”, which means “Peace be with thee, Mark, my evangelist. Here thy body will rest”. According to the Venetian tradition, while Mark was travelling in the lagoon, an angel appeared and said this, linking the Evangelist to Venice forever.
No need to say, that angel linked Saint Mark to our destiny as well.