Pasqua Winery is headquartered in Veneto, one of Italy's three major wine-producing regions, and Verona, the city where the famous Italian wine exhibition is located. It owns 200 hectares of its vineyards and controls other 1000 hectares of vineyards, with an annual output of more than 20 million bottles. It was founded in Verona in 1925 by four brothers, including Nicola of The Family Pasqua, and has developed rapidly. Paschal Winery, which has accumulated a certain amount of capital, began to invest in large-scale vineyards in 1940 and introduced advanced bottling technology to realize winery bottling. In 1960, the winery was run by Carlo, Umberto, and Giorgio, the second-generation heirs of the Pascal family, who set their sights more comprehensive and began actively developing overseas markets. In 1980, the focus of the company's investment shifted to wine. It opened up a large vineyard in Veneto, mainly producing Valpolicella and Soave wines; the grade of wine is classic (Classico) and DOC.
The wines of Chateau Pascal have won praise from famous Italian and international wine critics almost every year and have been selected as the unique wine for the Nobel Peace Prize awards dinner. In addition, A.C. Milan has appointed Pascal Winery as the official wine supplier and the world's top luxury yacht brand RIVA.
Corvina is an Italian wine grape variety that is sometimes also referred to as Corvina Veronese or Cruina. The total global wine-growing area in 2010 was 7,495 hectares (18,520 acres), all of which is grown in the Veneto region of northeast Italy, except for 19 hectares (47 acres) planted in Argentina. Corvina is used with several other grapes to create the light red regional wines Bardolino and Valpolicella that have a mild fruity flavor with hints of almond. These blends include Corvinone, Rondinella, and Molinara, and Rossignola for the latter wine. It is also used for the production of Amarone and Recioto.
Rondinella is an Italian wine grape variety. Almost all of the total global growing area of 2,481 hectares (6,130 acres) is in the Veneto region of northern Italy, and the grapes are used in wines from the Valpolicella and Bardolino wine regions. Rondinella always appears in these wines blended with Corvina (which DNA evidence has shown to be a parent variety), as a secondary constituent along with Corvinone and Molinara. The grape has rather neutral flavors but is favored by growers due to its prolific yields. The vine is very resistant to grape disease and produces grapes that, while they do not necessarily have high sugar levels, do dry out well for use in the production of Valpolicella straw wine styles such as Recioto and Amarone.
Molinara is a red Italian wine grape that accounted for 595 hectares (1,470 acres) of planting land in Italy as of 2010, almost exclusively in the Veneto region. It adds acidity to the wines of the Valpolicella and Bardolino regions, which are made with blends of Corvina, Corvinone, Molinara, and Rondinella. The wine's high propensity for oxidation, coupled with its low color extract, has caused a decline in favor and plantings among Venetian vineyards, declining in ten years by more than half from an area of 1,301 hectares (3,210 acres) in 2000. There has been debate about whether the grape is purple or blue. This grape is occasionally blended with Merlot to produce soft elegant rosés, and Molinara also accounts for 122 hectares (300 acres) of planting land in Spain.
Veneto is an administrative region in northeastern Italy, with Venice as its capital. The Veneto region is one of Italy's three most prominent wine regions. To the east is the water city of Venice, and to the west is the serene and charming Lake Garda. It is the most famous producing area among the three major producing regions in northeastern Italy, as renowned as Piedmont. It is also the producing area with the most wine in Italy. The climate of Veneto is moderated, and the weather is mild and stable, suitable for the growth of grapes. One-half of the area is plain, and the soil surface is covered with silt, containing clay and calcareous cuttings. The main grapes are Garganega, Trebbiano and Corvina. The first two can produce full-bodied white wine, the primary raw material for the famous local Soave white wine.