About the Winery
Santome is a VinUS Selection
Tenuta Santomè is run by the Spinazzè family with the help of the well-known Prosecco expert and winemaker Marzio Pol. The winery is a model of the modern production of wines with dense planting in the vineyards and a scrupulous selection of grapes, first on the vines, then in the cellar, and for the use of innovative winemaking systems. Located just outside Treviso in the heart of Prosecco country, the Santomè vineyards cover an area of 60 hectares, 30 of which are located within the main estate in Biancade, and the other 30 situated on “Grave di Papadopoli” an island on the Piave River between the villages Cimadolmo and Maserada. Santomè is also the biggest privately-owned vinegrower of the Prosecco grape: of the more than 5,000 producers of Prosecco, 96% of them need to buy grapes or wine from other suppliers, thus giving Santomè an unparalleled ability to ensure that their wines are of the utmost quality. All of their grapes are farmed sustainably and no chemicals are ever used in the making of their wines.
The origin of this winery is as interesting and historical as its name. Tenuta Santomè (St. Thomas) was chosen as its name when a missionary, who was born and bred in what is now the farmhouse on the Santomè estate, wrote to the Spinazzè family from faraway Brazil to suggest the name. He felt that the figure of this Saint who is often pictured with his fingers shaped like a square, an instrument for measuring, was ideally suited to represent the events and products of this farm. This Saint and his seal have thus come to represent the history of the Spinazzè family and Tenuta Santomè, its land, and the excellent wines that come from it.