Italian Flavours :: In Vino… Venea

I know that one day Rick and I will take this journey of our family history to the point of origin in Abruzzo and when we do we will visit this winery. Until then, this blog provides a great “virtual visit” to the sights, sounds and flavors of the region.

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§dd04 143_venea_Collage_©MateldaCodagnone Venea, a family story of wine and “spirito abruzzese”| photo: ©MateldaCodagnone

The English Idiom “good things come in small packages” translates the Italian “nella botte piccola c’è il vino buono” (small casks carry top-quality wine). If this holds true for “things” in general, it should be truer for wineries.

Venea is a 25-acre winery on the hilly backcountry around Fossacesia (Chieti). The name recalls a former Roman temple dedicated to Venus Conciliatrix (“the peace maker”), on whose ruins the Abbey of San Giovanni in Venere was built in the IX century A.D.

§dd02 184_venea-paolucci-family-portrait ©MateldaCodagnone Paolucci’s family | photo: ©MateldaCodagnone

This is just one instance of how Paolucci family is strongly and firmly tied to this stretch of land, caught between the sea and the Maiella massif. Nicolino, Serena, Michele and Elena are the kings and queens of this tiny kingdom, a treasure chest where you can find excellent wine and extra-virgin olive oil.

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