It all begins in 1779 in Bassano del Grappa, in the heart of the Veneto region - right on the famous bridge of Ponte Vecchio, designed by architect Andrea Palladio. Bortolo Nardini, an expert distiller from the nearby Val di Cembra, sets out to renew and promote the art of distillation. He founds Italy's first Grappa distillery and "grapperia".
The first turning point comes in the middle of the 19th century: the traditional direct flame distillation technique is substituted by steam distillation in a copper pot still.
in the 60's, Nardini goes further, introduing vaccum steam distillation, a low temperature process which prevents the pomace from overheating and improves the grappa's aromas and quality. At the same time the company inaugurates its new distillery just outside of Bassano.
Naridni's range of Grappas, spirit, liqueurs, bitters and aperitifs is renowned all over the world making it Italy's leading distillery.