Grappa producers in existence today. Umberto Bonollo, one of Giuseppe’s sons, continued in the family tradition in Veneto, the most important area of traditional grappa production in Italy.
The company, still successfully run by the family, is based in the province of Padua and comprises two premises: the Conselve distillery, where grappas, grape spirits and brandies are produced, and the Mestrino headquarters, where liqueurs are produced and all company products are bottled, before being sold and delivered both in the domestic and international market.
However, for the Bonollo company, grappa remains the heart of the product line. In fact, the current chairman, Giuseppe Bonollo (grandson of the founder and Umberto’s eldest son), summed up the company’s mission thus: to obtain a grappa characterised by a wide range of typical aromas, yet distinguished by such a clean and light mouthfeel as to satisfy the hedonistic demands of the most modern consumer. Over the last thirty years, Bonollo of Padua has acquired the brands and know-how of two renowned distilleries in the Veneto region: Modin in Ponte di Brenta (Padua) – a company founded in 1842 – and Dalla Vecchia in Malo (Vicenza) – a company founded in 1890.