Giuliano Ormenese comes from a three-generation wine-makers family. At the age of twelve he followed the father Leo, the grandfather Angelo and the great grandfather Bepi on the terrains cultivated by them which were of the Malipiero and that were found in the same name location “Ca’ Malipiero”.
In 1970, in his own wine cellars of Fossalta, he started, together with the father, a small productions of wine, which were the outcome of meticulous researches between the variety of the grapes in the Triveneto, also the less known, like the Grappariol or the white Rabosino, the Perera and the Verdisa.
In 1987, taking advantage from their experiences, they established a real winery. The headquarters was and is located at Palazzo Bortolozzi Marini, a Venetian house from the XVIII century, situated on the Lampol bay of the Piave river and miraculously avoided from the destruction of the great war.
Villa Canthus winery was founded in 1987 on the right bank of the middle course of the Piave river, in the heart of a territory that has always been linked to the presence of the river.
Our territory is a vast and fertile plain that goes from the sea to the Prealps: sands, gravels and clay make up the soil, sprinkled with veins of deep water. And the roots of the cultivation of vines are deep in these lands, lands of nobles and proud and industrious peasants.
The long hegemony of the Serenissima Republic of Venice increased and consolidated viticulture: the “Dominante”, in its taverns (the bàcari), poured wines of the Piave in abundance, especially the Raboso, defined the “vin da viajo” (wine from voyage), which for centuries was the only wine exported from Venice to the East.