In local dialect, “La Jara” means “ gravel”. Located in Mareno di Piave, in the province of Treviso, the farm is owned since 1891 by the Marion family. Massimo Marion has run it since 1999, with the help of his brother Paolo. The vineyard extends from the hillside slopes around Conegliano and Valdobbiadene down to the banks of the Piave River, roughly 50 kilometers north of Venice. The calcareous white stones from the Piave river cover the soil and slowly release at night the heat accumulated during the day, thus improving grape maturity and freshness. Vines are trained using the Sylvoz system, which produces a dense canopy and requires little pruning. The Marion brothers have built a modern, gravity-fed winery, equipped with temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks.
According to tradition, the La Jara Proseccos employ the Charmat Method, in which the secondary fermentation, that produces bubbles, is carried out in steel tanks, after which the sparkling wine is bottled under pressure.
Farming pratices: the vineyards are run following biodynamic principles. The winery is Certified Organic by the ICEA (Institute for Ethics and Environmental Certification).
Bruno and Massimo Marion