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ABOUT FARM
ABOUT THE FARM RR

“I rescued this land
from a destiny
 that saw it
covered in cement”

Marostica was a Roman settlement in the territory of the native Celts and Euganeans at that time. As was customary, the Romans strengthened their ownership of the land by building a series of “castles” and planting vines. The name “Marostica”, although of controversial origin, recalls the town’s Roman and military roots.

Some believe it refers to the tradition of Mario (Marius stetis – Marii ostium – Marii hosticum), whereas others think that its origins are more precisely rooted in the Celtic word “mar” (above) and the Roman “hosticum” (camp or upper camp). Throughout a period spanning several centuries, various “lords” fought over the Lombardy-Veneto lands, embracing broader goals than gaining possession of one or more towns. As custodians of that political entity called the Holy Roman Empire, in support of one or another of the feudal lords,

German emperors descended with erce armies to these fertile plains to strengthen or regain their powers. The rich hills of Marostica were possessed by the Ostrogoths and Byzantines, as well as the Ezzelini, Vicentini, Carraresi, Scaligeri and Visconti families in succession.

In 1993, on the hills situated to the east of Marostica, close to the historic centre of the town, Renzo Rosso bought a wonderful plot of land covering over 100 hectares, a kind of “domain”, where he could create Diesel Farm, his lifetime dream. Thanks to its hilly position and large surface area, right from the very start the farm stood out for its resemblance to a small ecosystem. Woods and pastures, where animals are bred in the wild, alternate with areas cultivated with olive trees and vines, thus creating a highly charming landscape.

The rst bottle of wine was produced in 1999.

Marostica was a Roman settlement in the territory of the native Celts and Euganeans at that time. As was customary, the Romans strengthened their ownership of the land by building a series of “castles” and planting vines. The name “Marostica”, although of controversial origin, recalls the town’s Roman and military roots.

Some believe it refers to the tradition of Mario (Marius stetis – Marii ostium – Marii hosticum), whereas others think that its origins are more precisely rooted in the Celtic word “mar” (above) and the Roman “hosticum” (camp or upper camp). Throughout a period spanning several centuries, various “lords” fought over the Lombardy-Veneto lands, embracing broader goals than gaining possession of one or more towns. As custodians of that political entity called the Holy Roman Empire, in support of one or another of the feudal lords, German emperors descended with erce armies to these fertile plains to strengthen or regain their powers. The rich hills of Marostica were possessed by the Ostrogoths and Byzantines, as well as the Ezzelini, Vicentini, Carraresi, Scaligeri and Visconti families in succession.

In 1993, on the hills situated to the east of Marostica, close to the historic centre of the town, Renzo Rosso bought a wonderful plot of land covering over 100 hectares, a kind of “domain”, where he could create Diesel Farm, his lifetime dream. Thanks to its hilly position and large surface area, right from the very start the farm stood out for its resemblance to a small ecosystem. Woods and pastures, where animals are bred in the wild, alternate with areas cultivated with olive trees and vines, thus creating a highly charming landscape.

The rst bottle of wine was produced in 1999.