San Giovanni, Andrea Perini

Italy, Veneto, Conegliano



Treviso has always been considered one of the most important provinces in the Venetian region for its viticulture and winemaking. This is mainly due to the fame of its white wines (especially Prosecco) produced in the hilly district, especially in the area of Conegliano. San Giovanni is located right in the hills of this are, in the heart of classic Prosecco.   In the late 1800’s, Mr. Giovanni Perini, mayor of Borca di Cadore near Cortina, and his brothers the engineer Aristide and the lawyer Giuliano, bought some hectares of land on the hills of Conegliano, Valdobbiadene and in the land of Treviso. They also bought the beautiful Villa Veneta of the XVIII century. Later, Ernesto, son of Giovanni Perini, received the lands of the hills of Conegliano, Valdobbiadene and began to produce and distribute wine which in origin was put in big oak barrels in the warehouse of the actual barchessa. Between the sixties and seventies Ernesto Perini thanks to the help of the son Giovanni and of his wife Bernadette Dorigo pulled up the old vineyards and substituted them with new ones (mostly Prosecco) giving life to the Azienda Agricola Giovanni Perini. At the beginning of the seventies Prosecco was produced with the method “Surli” or bottle fermentation. Thanks to the great success of the wine, Giovanni and his wife Bernadette understood the potentialities of Prosecco which exalts the tradition and the land. Some years later took place the purchase of the modern technology of the method “Charmat” – among the first in the area. This consists of a crusher, tanks for alcoholic fermentation and a bottling system. A great contribution to the growth of the winery was given by the entrance of the daughter Paola and the son Alberto. Lately was Alberto who evaluated the evolution and distribution of the market brought the winery to face and distribute the Prosecco DOCG of Conegliano Valdobbiadene in many foreign countries. Recently Perini family has decided to renew the whole production chain with the purchase of a new crusher and bottling system. This very modern technology will enable the production to reach excellent levels placing San Giovanni among the most prestigious situations of Conegliano Valdobbiadene.

Technical Information

Wine Varietals Vine Age Soil Type Farming Type
Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G. Brut Valdobbiadene NV Glera 15 years Dolomite sediments of rock and sand and porous marls and sandstone Sustainable