Founded in 1974 by the Moretti Polegato family, La Gioiosa (“The Joyous”) is named after the ancient name of the province where the wines are farmed and produced: Treviso, known in antiquity as a “joyous” region because of its lush farmland and widespread prosperity.
Today, the winery produces a wide range of Proseccos, including classic Prosecco, low-calorie Prosecco, and organically farmed Prosecco. The winery is also a leader in the production of environmentally friendly wines and it strives to limit its carbon footprint by using alternative energy sources, including hydroelectric power generated by the nearby Piave river.
The winery is currently converting its vineyards for Biodiversity Friend certification from the World Biodiversity Association. All of its wines are produced by immediately chilling the grape must to nearly freezing as soon as the bunches are picked. The must is then preserved low temperatures until the moment the winemaker decides to give it its sparkle. This costly but highly effective process helps to ensure the wine’s signature freshness and high quality.
The historic Moretti Polegato family was recently recognized as one of post-war Italy’s “business leaders” by the Italian chamber of commerce for its role in popularizing Prosecco throughout the world.
Did You Know?
The La Gioiosa winery in Valdobbiadene follows strict biodiversity guidelines known established by the World Biodiversity Association. Known as “biodiversity friend” protocols, they help to encourage insect and animal life in the vineyards, thus bolstering the vitality of the soils and the vines.