"The first time I met Vittorio Capovilla was perhaps the most memorable occasion I have had in the spirits industry. The man resembles a spry wood elf as he nimbly balances on kegs laden with one ambrosia-like distillation after another. How this man came to be the greatest distiller in Italy and perhaps the very best on the planet is one of slow evolution and passion built over much hard work and enterprise. At 76, he has the clear eyes of a man many years his junior and runs the distillery as he has from the very beginning in 1986.

Today, Capovilla Micro-Distilleria releases around 60 distillations each year. All are vintage specific, regardless of variety or aging environment. Most are made in lots of less than 2000 bottles and some as few as 275. All the fruits and grape material are either organically grown on the estate in Rosa or sourced from vetted and certified organic farms. These artisanal distillations arrive in beautiful 375ml bottles each individually hand labeled and wax sealed with the official Capovilla crest. The colors are chosen to represent the particular fruit or grappa in the bottle.

At The Wine House, we are proud to be able to offer you a curated selection of the latest releases from this historic property. Please understand these are extremely rare and produced in minute quantities, so supplies are severely limited. A Capovilla grappa or brandy would make a spectacular gift for the spirits enthusiast on your holiday list!" – Marla Foust, The Wine House

Remember: The Wine House has you covered for the holidays! Our store is open extended hours during December, or you can shop online 24/7 for wines, premium spirits, beers, sakes, classes & events and Coravin accessories. Give a Wine House gift card and let the recipient choose!
A few of our favorites from Capovilla include:

Capovilla Grappa di Gravner Ribolla $89.99
From the indigenous grape, ribolla. Dense nutty, tropical fruits. Only 437 bottles produced!

Capovilla Grappa di Traminer
Strawberry, fresh roses. Only 724 bottles produced!

Capovilla Grappa di Amarone Legno 46 $64.99
Barrel aged Amarone grappa; rich mouthfeel, hints or raisins and dark fruits.

Capovilla 20 Year Wine Brandy $69.99
A distillate made from wine grapes, much like Cognac. Distilled in 1998 then spent 20 years in barrels; smooth, caramel, hint of spices. Only 30 bottles made it to the US!

Visit our website to see our entire collection of Capovilla grappas!


Many in Italy believe Capovilla to be the single best producer of Grappa in the country and we very much agree. Since 1986, the estate has been based in the beautiful old cellars of Villa Dolfin Boldù in Rosa', near Bassano del Grappa, close to Vicenza.

Owner Vittorio Capovilla has chosen to distil his Grappa using small stills that he has especially built for him by a German artisan. He has also chosen to use an artisanal distillation method for his products, via the very high quality bain-marie method, which employs a discontinuous distilling cycle. This means that at the end of every boiling cycle of the marc or pomace, the cycle must be interrupted and the pot emptied and refilled with other new marc or pomace. The discontinuous cycle still can be of three types (direct fire, bain marie and flowing steam) depending on the manner by which the pomace or marc is warmed up, and the bain marie method, though slow and labour-intensive, is particulary famous for extracting aromas and flavours that are highly refined and intense.

Capovilla is also well known for his use of very low levels of sulphur dioxide, and of only very ripe fruit grown in high hillside vineyards. Four hectares owned by Capovilla are officially organically farmed, and the estate has gone out of its way to select old varieties of plums, pear and peaches (among other fruits) that are now rare but of very high quality. Capovilla is especially interested in developing Grappa and Eau-de-vie that are not just fragrant and perfumed, but also full-bodied and rich.

All of Capovilla’s products are hand bottled and hand labelled.


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