Maculan is an eponymously named family winery which put the Breganze DOC in the Veneto region of north east Italy on the map under Fausto Maculan.

Owner | The Maculan family. Fausto Maculan (second generation) and his daughter Angela Maculan (third generation).

Background | From the mid-1980s Fausto Maculan became the leading name in Breganze. Maculan’s experience of travelling in both France and California led him to plant international varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc, doing so at high vine densities to reduce yields per vine. He aimed for clear, fresher-tasting wines having invested in more modern winemaking equipment. He aged wines in new French oak barrels and developed renowned dessert wines, Acininobili and Torcolato from nobly rotten and dried Vespaiola grapes respectively.

White wines

Acininobili | From nobly rotten Vespaiola grapes.

Torcolato | A passito or dried grape wine made from Vespaiola. | 1989 Scrummily pungent and deep at Mark & Julie’s in London on Saturday 21 May 1994. | 2009 100% Vespaiola, 13%. 2,000 half bottles.



Via Castelletto, 3

I-36042 Breganze (VI = Vicenza), Italy

Tel+39 0445 873733 |


Oz Clarke 2015, Oz Clarke Wine A-Z (Pavilion, 2015), p57.

Daniel Thomases in The Oxford Companion to Wine 3rd edition ed. Jancis Robinson MW (Oxford University Press, 2006) p.103