The bond between the earth (terra) and the Cielo family originated in the Valle del Chiampo, specifically in the Casa Defrà estate, around the modest Cielo family vineyard. Giovanni Cielo’s newly-established family activity immediately began to bear fruit. Requests for the new product proliferated from the Chiampo Valley and business started extend to neighbouring valleys as well.
The second generation: the 1930s
The family-run activity continued to develop and expand as a result of the work of one of the sons, Pietro Cielo, the only family member to remain in Montorso. His deep affinity with the earth was made apparent by his determination to carry on with the family tradition and also by his commitment to social issues.
The third generation: the 1960s
In 1962, the wine growing and production business expanded as a result of the efforts of some of the eight sons of the second-generation brothers Pietro, Giovanni, Renzo and Piergiorgio. Their enthusiasm led to the establishment of a new winery created on the company’s present premises and to the expansion of their national wine market.
However, it was soon clear that the output of the small-scale winegrowing activity was not sufficient to satisfy market demands, so “Cielo” began to buy bulk wine which they processed and bottled.
The fourth generation: the new millennium
Since Luca and Pierpaolo Cielo have taken over the reigns the company has been strengthened by the union of the Cielo family tradition and the experience of over 2000 wine producers of the Colli Berici, not to mention that fact that the quality of the product has reached even higher levels. At this point in time Cielo e Terra has achieved its mission and the company has taken its place as leader of the large-scale retail trade in Italy, with an ever-increasing presence on foreign markets
Here are a list of their wines:
- Amarone Della Valpolicella
- Appassimento Rosso, De Conti 100%
- Baccolo Bianco Appassimento Parziale (Puglia)
- Baccolo Rosso Appassimento Parziale
- Bardolino, Santa Riva DOC
- Cielo Gold Medal Award
- Pinot Grigio
- Pinot Grigio Blush
- Pinot Noir
- Primitivo, Primi Solo
- Prosecco Rose
- Via Mare Garganega/Chardonnay
- Via Mare Merlot/Raboso
- Via Mare Sangiovese/Primitivo