Duca di Dolle is located in Rolle, a tiny hamlet in the heart of the Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G. hills of Conegliano-Valdobbiadene, which from 2019 will be recognised as a World Heritage Site. The estate has ancient origins: an uncontaminated oasis of natural beauty and peace in which to enjoy a unique immersive experience, combining history and tradition with taste and innovation.
The Duca di Dolle estate has its roots in history. A monastery since the 16th century, and already a centre of wine production, it now extends over 75 hectares of vineyards, woods, meadows and pastures. Believing strongly in the valorisation and safeguarding of the enchanting Rolle area, a “FAI point” for the protection of the landscape, as well as in environmental sustainability, the owners of the estate wanted to keep the area as uncontaminated as possible. A true oasis of peace and nature, immersed in the silence of the hills.
The Relais Duca di Dolle is located within the estate. In the 16th century, it was the site of a medieval convent, of which the entrance portal and the partly occluded arches of the cloister still remain. It was the Camaldolese monks who were the first to start the wine-making tradition in these hills, so much so that the hermitage became a point of reference for the area.
Later, the estate passed into the hands of the Brandolini family, until in the first half of the 20th century it became the property of the ‘peasant poet’ Nino Mura. This singular character, an amateur poet with a passion for nature and culture, opened up the place in the 1950s and 1960s to select friends, such as the poets Giovanni Comisso and Andrea Zanzotto, with whom he enjoyed convivial evenings.
It was in 1974 that Antonio Bisol had the opportunity to meet Mura, from whom he then bought the entire estate, which thanks to careful restoration work has finally been enhanced. Indeed, the Borgo di Rolle, defined by Zanzotto himself as “a postcard sent by the gods”, was declared the first “FAI point” in Italy to safeguard the landscape.
In 2011, Duca di Dolle was purchased by the Baccini family who, coming from the world of Research and Development, immediately decided to focus on innovation, product quality and environmental sustainability.
Since 2015 the area of the estate has expanded by a further 53 hectares of vineyards, woods, meadows and pastures: an investment by the Baccini family to enhance and safeguard the enchanting Rolle area.