La Duchessa is the lead winery for Poderi Ducali Ruffino. It is located in San Donà di Piave, in the province of Venice. La Duchessa is equipped with a large modern winemaking facility. The estate currently has a storage capacity of approximately 35,000 hectoliters; the aim is to expand to 80,000 hectoliters in the next few years.
Podere Ducale La Duchessa has two vineyards, mostly with clay soil: Rialto (72 hectares), in the San Donà di Piave municipality, and Arsenale (19 hectares), in the Cessalto municipality (Treviso).
The main grape variety grown on the estate is Glera, the most important grape in the production of Prosecco, in addition to Pinot Grigio.