Polvaro Wines

The territory

Annone Veneto, where Tenuta Polvaro is located, includes the prolific wine district known as D.O.C. Lison Classico. The wine formerly known as Tocai Friulano, which now goes by the name of Lison o  Friulano in Friuli to distinguish it from Hungarian Tokaij, is the area’s viticultural cornerstone.
Premium winemaking on the Estate focuses on the typical wines from the area, including Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Prosecco, Malvasia, Verduzzo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and of course, Lison Classico.
The Estate vineyards are cradled in the remote Venetian countryside, far from hectic city life.


Friuli Venezia Giulia




Century-old Poplar trees line Via Polvaro, which leads to this magical property where visitors can feast their eyes on our acres of grapevines.


The Veneto region, lying at the foothills of the Alps, is dotted with charming towns and lined with picturesque vineyards. To the northeast of this region, in proximity to the historic city of Annone Veneto, the vines that yield our premium Polvaro Tenuta grapes are carefully cultivated by expert hands. This is a territory known for the production of high quality grapes.

polvaro ESTATE

The Tenuta Polvaro Estate was founded by the Polvaro family in 1681.
This noble Venetian family completely transformed the original forest plot into beautifully cultivated fields, suitable for growing the finest grapes. They built the manor house, “Barchessa” (open barn) and sacred chapel, both of which we still admire today.
When the Candoni De Zan family purchased the Tenuta Polvaro Estate, they restored the original beauty and splendor to its seventeenth century architecture.

Polvaro history

The vineyard itself has also undergone a gradual restoration process, with the soil being delicately worked in order to preserve its natural fertility and structure. The Candoni De Zan family placed supreme importance on conserving the natural landscape and surrounding environment during restoration.

Polvaro history


Despite its long winemaking history, northeast Italy bows less to tradition and is more forward-thinking than the rest of the country. The Tenuta Polvaro Estate Winery is no exception, employing the exclusive, state-of-the-art Mythos fermentation tanks. Only a handful of wineries around the world have adopted this innovative technology, which enables the enologist to obtain maximum quality from the vinified grapes.


Tenuta Polvaro vinification
Tenuta Polvaro vinification
Tenuta Polvaro vinification

Mythos Metodo Divino, Italian for the “Mythos Divine Method,” has several capabilities that almost all other fermentation equipment lacks: complete control of temperature and pressure, macro/micro-oxygenation of must, and optimal saturation of both red and white grape skins.


Unlike other fermentation technology, the Mythos tanks are sealed airtight, ensuring an optimal level of control. The fermentation process is prolonged in order to completely extract the aromas and flavors from both the red and white skins, which would otherwise be lost.


In addition, Mythos is the first ecological fermenter; it uses only the natural CO2 created in fermentation, in combination with a small amount of external air.