Conte Emo Capodilista The Italian countryside can boast a great many ancient families of great distinction, houses that have dominated their respective territories for centuries, at times, even longer, since the very Middle Ages and the Emo Capodilista family is part of this category.
The Capodilista family arrived in Italy in the train of Charlemagne, while the Emo line descends from a great Venetian family. Viticulture is in their blood, and they have made wine for centuries, principally, if not exclusively, at the Montecchia estate at Selvazzano Dentro.
However Montecchia remains the heart of the family operations, thanks as well to the lovely late 16th century villa designed and decorated by Dario Varotari, a pupil of the great Paolo Veronese, whose work deserves to be known.
The 75 acres of vineyards currently cultivated are located to the west of Padua and north of the famous thermal resort of Abano Terme in the heart of the Colli Euganei appellation and in Baone.