The European Outdoor Group (EOG) is pleased to announce Castello di Roncade as the venue for the European Outdoor Summit networking evening. Taking place on Wednesday 4th October the social highlight of the EOS is a relaxed and informal occasion; responding to past delegates’ requests for more time to network.
Castello di Roncade is one of the most unique examples of living Renaissance architecture in Northern Italy, anchoring the town of Roncade, in the Veneto countryside between Treviso and Venice. The Castello sits on the ruins of a tenth Century castle build by Emperor Ottone II. The walls, towers and moat were constructed in 1490 at the end of the Medieval Age, while the enclosed villa, built 20 years later, is representative of the early Renaissance.
The Castello was designed as a working vineyard as well as country villa, and it has been continually in operation for over 500 years. Owned by the family of Baron Ciani Bassetti, who's family settled in Roncade at the begining of the 1900's, restoring the Castle and Villa and planting new vineyards, covering a total growing area of 120 acres. Wine production, aging and bottling occurs in the Castle as it has since the 1500's and the cellars are home to 400 and 1100 gallon oak barrels, as well as French barriques and tonneaux, in which red wines gently age under constant temperature and humidtity. The aim? To produce only prestigious wines, as it did when Venetian Doges were the owners - and we know they do, because we have tried them!
So, it goes without saying that the EOS and Basseti family welcome you all to come and enjoy their wine too!