Canella was founded in 1947 by Luciano Canella in San Donà di Piave. Today, Luciano’s children, Alessandra, Lorenzo, Nicoletta, and Monica, run the winery along with Tommaso, the first of the third generation.
POINTS OF DIFFERENTIATION
- The Canellas are Prosecco pioneers and have become virtually synonymous with Prosecco itself; they were one of the very first to build an up-to-the-minute winery
- Perfect as an aperitif and for happy hour; pairs well with a multitude of light or raw dishes
- Excellent value
- Quality grapes are grown at high altitudes, which allow them to ripen at a more gradual pace, resulting in intense fragrance and excellent acidity
The Canella winery began in a small, family-style restaurant in San Donà di Piave in the Veneto region when owner Giovanna tasked her son Luciano with managing the restaurant’s wine program. He began searching the surrounding areas for the best wines for his mother’s cuisine, finally deciding to create his own. He experimented with adding bubbles to a base wine and sweetening it himself. The wine was a great success and ultimately, demand began to far exceed his ability to supply so he opened his first winery, hired a team, and sold the first Canella-labelled wines.
True pioneers in the world of Prosecco, Canella is a shining example of Venetian creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit.
Canella is found in Conegliano, the appellation’s historical core. The largely hillside vineyards are located at the precise altitude where grape-ripening is more gradual and as a result, the fragrances are more intense and the natural fruit acidity is at its best.
As of August 1, 2009, wines may only be labeled Prosecco if they have been produced in specific zones of northeastern Italy and if they carry the Prosecco DOC designation. In turn, the historic areas of Prosecco Conegliano- Valdobbiadene and Colli Asolani, were upgraded to DOCG designation.