Our History

We are a Family-owned winery with a tradition in winemaking in Brazil for 5 generations.

Know our history

1878

10-year-old Antônio Viapiana sets off Mantova, in the Lombardy region in Italy and arrives in Rio de Janeiro, heading to Caxias Colony, known today as the city of Flores da Cunha.

1920

Antônio Viapiana proudily sitting with the handcrafted wine made from the vineyards he himself planted in the Flores da Cunha countryside, exactly where our winery is located today. Our municipality is located in the Serra Gaúcha region in northwestern Rio Grande do Sul.

1925

In 1925, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Italian immigration in Brazil, the Italian Consulate of Porto Alegre promoted an agribusiness fair with an exposition and wine competition among wines produced by Italian immigrants. The certificate with the silver medal is the first award earned by our family and can be seen in the History Cellar, during our winery tour.

1986

The passion for handcrafted winemaking ran in our family, until 1986, when Viapiana Winery was built and our first harvest was made into wines. The winery has always been in the same place, but earlier in our history our tanks were made from hardwood.

1993

With the increased production the winery became small and the physical plant was expanded.

1999

Record of the label of our first fine wine.
Cabernet Sauvignon 1999.

2005

Elaboration of the VIA1986 Cabernet Sauvignon 2005, a wine that brought us many awards and changed our forward-thinking. Realizing our potential in producing distinctive, high-quality wines, we started our constant efforts for excellent wines.

2007

The façade makeover was our first step in wine tourism.

2009

Opening of the Enospaço, a space that has a Wine Bar, a Classroom, an Event Restaurant and our Boutique. In that year we also released our first Marselan , a little-known grape back then, that became our trademark in red wines.

2010

Construction of the barrel cellar.

2012

Elaboration of sparkling wines through the traditional champenoise method, that provides them unique characteristics due to the prolonged exposure to yeasts after the second fermentation.

2016

Inauguration of the history cellar, where are samples of every wine released by the winery. We taste them periodically to keep record of the evolution in each variety, looking for continuous improvements.