The Cantina Produttori di Valdobbiadene – VAL D’OCA is located in a beautiful setting amid rolling hills between Asolo and Conegliano at the foot of the Treviso pre-Alps. Established in 1952, the consortium currently groups together 576 growers and 714 hectares of vineyards – a major wine-making concern at both local and national level. For many years, the Cantina Produttori di Valdobbiadene – VAL D’OCA has been pursuing the goal of producing quality wines with the aim of promoting the produce of its members, fostering awareness of the investments made in terms of money and human effort, and communicating its upgrade programme in order to ensure that consumers fully realise that all production stages, from grape growing to bottling of wine are performed with care and skill. For this reason, besides obtaining ISO 9000 certification in February 2002, initiatives have been undertaken in order to improve wine production with:
- satellite mapping of members’ vineyards,
- technical and advisory backing provided by trained agronomists,
- training and update courses for growers,
- selections of crus from areas with a vocation for the production of fine grapes,
- implementation of the BIO project for reconverting 5 hectares of vineyard, from traditional farming to organic farming.
Alongside the strong commitment made in the early part of the production line, Cantina Produttori di Valdobbiadene -VAL D’OCA has implemented a technological update programme aimed at maintaining the quality of the harvest. This involves investments in the vinification, foam forming and laboratory control sectors. Currently, Val D’Oca wines are exported to 33 countries worldwine under the brands VAL D’OCA, CA’VAL and MINU’. This accounts for approximately 25% of company’s total sales volumes.