Distilleria Nardini is a place where scents and flavours come together with moments, words, sensations. It’s the story of a family that began in 1779 on the Ponte Vecchio, the famous covered bridge in Bassano designed by Palladio, and that continues to this day with a product that has become an icon of Italian lifestyle and a symbol of the national distillate: Nardini Grappa.
In this area, precisely North of Bassano, in the Cembra Valley, the art of distillation has been known and practised since the middle ages. This is where Bortolo Nardini hails from, the founder of what is the oldest and most long lived family of Italian distillers. Their story starts with a precise vision and tenacious will to turn it into reality.
Between the end of the 1700’s and the beginning of the 1800’s distillates are produced with traditional stills and stored in copper vats. Bortolo Nardini calls his grappa «Aquavite di Vinaccia» (grape pomace eau-de-vie) without the «c», the Latin way, playing with the double meaning of the words, the «Water of Life» or «Water of the Vine».