The Enomuseo narrates the history of the Soave area.
The wine and the farming lifestyle, which have made this land famous the world over, bring to light the historical, cultural and social aspects of the agricultural sector of the 20th century and its values.
The exhibition sequence is organised by themes and illustrates the development of the production cycle of wine, from the arrival of the grapes in the
yard of a house in the early years of the 20th century, to the bottling process which took place in the cellar. Simulating a house and its courtyard outside, the display shows the tools which were left for convenience in the yard: the cart, the grape-gathering baskets, a press and some de-stemmers.
The interior reproduces a corridor and a kitchen where tools for everyday life and personal use are on display – they stand out in a setting that is bare and spartan, typical of the post-WW2 period.
Some of the most delightful memories of the Tessari family are here, among the pictures and parchments which were there during that ‘short twentieth century’, accompanying the greater events through the passage of time. A vintage radio, still working, evokes the feeling of a journey into memory.
Here you can see among other things the precision tools for determining alcohol level, for corking by hand, and the glass containers for measuring quantities. In the room dedicated to the cellar the centrepiece is the monumental grape press, consisting of an assembly of many parts; it is surprising to see how varied the tools can be: piston pumps, copper filters, a gasifier, as well as the small instruments for daily work on the wine production.
In the granary you can still see the systems for drying the grapes for liqueur wine in the local tradition.
The end of the exhibition is the barrel store where enormous barrels, richly inlaid with decoration, and tiny tools for weighing, give an almost sacred feeling to the place.
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The Enomuseo collection of instruments holds over 100 items, all on view in the permanent display in the five rooms now open to the public.
“Life without memory is no life at all…
our memory is our coherence, our reason,
our feeling, even our action.
Without it, we are nothing….”
A trip through time
The Wine Museum represents the will to remember one’s own origins and to celebrate the value attributed to agriculture and to the land that has inspired and guided the evolution of the Tessari family.
Opened in 2008 after two years of restoration under Andrea Ciresola, the museum of wine was immediately recognised as a Museum of Regional interest by the Veneto Region.
A rare heritage made available to all, through a didactic itinerary rich in personal experiences and multi-media features.
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