The history of the Cavaliere family is an ancient tale of grain, wine and oil merchants who moved to Veneto from Puglia at the end of the 1800s. Damiano Cavaliere settled in Asolo, where he took up grape growing and produced wine. Dating back to 1892, the Antica Osteria Al Bacaro stands in the heart of the historic town centre. Here Damiano, the founder, began serving wine from behind a simple bare counter, offering labourers, farmers, blacksmiths and artisans refreshment and rest. Embraced by the two ancient paths leading to the “city of a hundred horizons” are the vineyards planted by Damiano Cavaliere, who observed their growth day by day. The estate passed on to his son Pietro and then to his grandson Damiano Cavaliere, who continued to take care of them with the same passion and attention transmitted by his grandfather.

Close to the vineyards stands the beautiful ancient winery, which Pia Lorenzato with Antonio and Lorenzo, wife and nephews of Damiano Cavaliere, now wish to revitalize with a long-term plan for renewed production by requalifying and enhancing both the vineyards and the winery along the lines of territorial traditions.

Our task

The future

The restoration project and relaunch of the Cavaliere family’s business is part of a plan to rediscover, recover and enhance the ancient vineyards undertaken with wine-maker Franco Dalla Rosa, whose noble and enthusiastic intentions also interpret the wishes of Damiano Cavaliere, deceased in 2010 (a close friend of Piero Dalla Rosa, Franco’s father). The project to modernize and rejuvenate the ancient vineyards while exalting their age and history also includes a series of operations aimed at involving the whole property of the Cavaliere family which includes not only vineyards but also woods and olive groves that will make it possible to safeguard, enhance and promote the territory’s identity and the specific nature and excellence of its products, protecting the environment and our health.

Asolo...a treasure between Venice and the Dolomites.


Asolo is an ancient medieval borough in the province of Treviso.  It rises among the gentle sweeping hills whose charm and beauty, together with a wonderful position and mild climate, have attracted queens, poets, cardinals, composers, playwrights, actresses, sculptors, architects and explorers from all over the world. 
A settlement dating back to prehistoric times, Roman municipium, bishop’s see and fiefdom of Treviso bishops,  it was at some time ruled by the powerful families of the Tempesta, Ezzelini, Della Scala, Carraresi and the Republic of Venice, which held power from the end of the 14th century. Caterina Cornaro, former queen of Cyprus, invested with the Asolo Signoria, made the borough a lavish Renaissance court that maintained its magnificence until the fall of the Serenissima in 1797. The influential Venetian aristocracy that had built villas with vineyards and outbuildings attached gave important impetus to the cult of wine and wine grape growing practices, already common around the year one thousand due to the hard-working Benedictine monks who acknowledged the value and superiority of the grapes grown in the Asolo hills.
The flowing picturesque Asolo hills, enhanced by the charm of the splendid Renaissance villas, fortresses and castles that appear among the vineyards, olive groves and imposing cypress trees are part of the historic, cultural and artistic heritage found along the Strada del Vino del Montello e Colli Asolani.  The Montello and Asolo Hills Wine Route provides fascinating nature itineraries and wine and food tours to explore local history and traditions, and runs through the production zone for the grapes used to produce “Colli Asolani o Asolo – Prosecco” DOCG wine.