Since 1600, when our ancestors cultivated vines as tenant farmers, to this day, Bottega Prosecco, sparkling and still wines, grappa, liqueurs and cremes, vodka and gin, are appreciated all over the world.
Bottega wines and liqueurs have won 280 prizes and awards, they are present in 132 countries of the world, in the most important duty free and airline companies. IWSR has classified Bottega Gold as the best-selling sparkling wine in travel retail.
On 25 January 2014, Bottega inaugurated the first Prosecco Bar on a Viking ship in Scandinavia.
The Bottega Distillery moves to Bibano di Godega di Sant’Urbano, 50 km from Venice, near Conegliano Veneto. The headquarters is a large seventeenth-century farmhouse, renovated in full compliance with the most advanced environmental protection criteria and surrounded by 10 hectares of vineyards.
In the sign of family tradition, the distillery is also added to the cellar and Il Vino dei Poeti Prosecco is born.
The Alexander brand is added to the Bottega brand. The first bottles in blown glass are produced and the Bottega Distillery begins to cross national borders.
On the death of the founder, his son Sandro, assisted by brothers Barbara and Stefano, took over the management of the company. Within a few years the Distilleria Bottega emerges from anonymity, thanks to an innovative distillation system and the reduction in the alcohol content that makes the grappa softer and more delicate.
In 1977 Aldo Bottega, together with his wife Rosina, founded the Bottega Distillery in Pianzano di Godega (Treviso).
50s & 60s
By extending the paternal passion to grappa, Aldo Bottega develops some innovations, including the first single-variety grappas. The innate entrepreneurial spirit drives him to found his own distillery.
Domenico Bottega was a wine merchant. Passionate winemaker, he knew how to recognize the best grapes directly in the vineyard.
The “progenitor” of the Bottega, Andrea, already in 1635 cultivated the vine in one of the most beautiful places in the world, the hills above the Molinetto della Croda of Refrontolo. The Bottega family were tenants of the Counts of Collalto, from whom they later managed to free themselves by becoming small farmers.