The farm was founded at the end of last century in Novali, on a foothill area between the gentle hills of Collio Cormonese – home of many historic winemakers – and the valley of Preval, of remarkable naturalistic interest and of ecotourism, in a land of agriculture, of wines and of borders where every year the winds of the Adriatic Sea and of the Julian Pre-Alps meet. Highly cherished by my father Umberto – “the Engineer” for many, “Nonno Bebe” for his five grandchildren – fond since always about any kind of life used by Mother Nature to amaze us every day, the farm takes its name from my mother Adele, who has been by his side since almost 70 years, from Modena just like him and a chef without equals.Find out more
In the rose garden, 23 families of roses, arranged in 4 big rose windows inspired by the ones of the great Romanesque churches, recount the evolution of the rose, from the rosehip to the modern rose. An educational rose garden is disposed in a straight line for the children coming to visit the educational farm. The idea of a historic rose...Find out more
Today considered as a Biotope, this swamp dates back to Mussolinian period and is one of the rare examples that still exist in Preval of how this valley was before reclamation activities. The farm has jealously guarded this natural swampy area of high naturalistic interest that affects its property and which is visited by many people who exp...Find out more
A pine forest of Pinus nigra which dates back to 1901, celebrated by the famous local poet G.F. Simonetti in the poem “la pineta dei Novai”, unique in Collio and where the corvus corax has been nidifying for years. “La pineta dei Novai” is one of the symbols of the farm not only because it is the only pine forest of Pinus nigra in Co...Find out more
In the shade of the pine forest and of the woods, live side by side in direct contact with nature some ponies, little horses, goats, various species of hens, roosters, bunnies, ducks and goose, a couple of peacocks, and more than twenty hives which overlook from the top of a forested hill on the vineyards. In the spirit of an educational ...Find out more
It is the farm’s desire to enhance and promote Collio’s area, as outstanding Italian winery in the world. In this area of border, where the good winds of Adriatic Sea and Julian Pre-Alps meet, and where the land, made of friable marls and blocks of sandstone dating to million years ago, is really rich of minerals, some of the best white wines in the world and excellent red wines come to life and are ready to be discovered.
The company has established an educational farm that has been operational since April 2009. Since then, over 100 schools and summer camps from all over the region have come to visit us. Dedicated to children aged five to ten (nursery and primary) with likely extension in the future also to middle schools, it offers two educational courses to which a third will be added in 2021 and various laboratory activities with plants, animals and honey, to involve all the senses.