“ENVIRONMENTAL AND AGRICULTURAL
HERITAGE SITE”

In 2007, the Slow Food association bestowed on Pusterla Vineyard
the title “Historic Heritage of the Environmental Agribusiness Culture”.
This ancient vineyard is recognized in Europe for its virtuous and ethical best practices receiving in 2007 the title from the Slow Food association of “Environmental and Agricultural Heritage Site” joining the ranks of Brescia’s most famous monuments, the only one that you can visit and… taste!

MARIO CAPRETTI

In 1940 Mario Capretti the owner of the “Pusterla”, took out a patent on a label to distinguish the wines produced in his property.
With this name, the business would be awarded one gold and two bronze medals for the three wines presented at the Northern Italian Enological Contest of 1953.
Another gold medal would be awarded in 1966 at the Asti Enological Contest.

THE BIGGEST URBAN
VINEYARD IN EUROPE

The best known productive urban vineyards are those of Montmartre in Paris and in Vienna. Urban vineyards can be found in a number of Italian cities and but at present the Pusterla Vineyard in Brescia is the largest in Europe (almost four hectares).
It is managed by an agricultural holding named after Maria Capretti, heir to the land historically owned by her family otherwise known as Vignetto Capretti or Vigna del Castello.

MARIA CAPRETTI

In late 2011, the Capretti family went back to managing the estate directly, with the purpose of preserving it and bringing it back to its former splendour, investing in the restoration of the terraces and the planting of 5000 vines of selected and grafted rootstock. The current owner Maria Capretti has introduced a new, more dynamic urban vineyard concept, open to new ideas.