The firm La Baratta and the organic agriculture
Up until a few centuries ago this was a wooded area full of oaks and secular ash-trees…
The name most probably derives from the fact that this wood was the object of a ‘baratto’ (an exchange) between the Republic of Venice, which at the time owned all the forests extending from the sea to the mountains, and some noble Venetian family who had been of service to the Serenissima.
It is well-known that the “Baratta” Agricultural Holding has always produced wines of recognized quality since the terrain in this area is particularly rich in calcareous clay.
Today the brothers Stefano and Ivano Crosariol run the "Baratta" holding, set up by the family in the 1930s, originally with a sharecropping system and then as a property. The area reserved as a vineyard is over twenty hectares, cultivated with a biological method, in support of the values regarding protection of the environment which the Crosariol family has always upheld.