24 We respect our history through sustainable innovation We manage as if we were guardians We preserve value through regeneration We grow by sharing Methodological notes Annex Veneto The Poderi Ducali Ruffino estates in the Veneto extend across approximately 135 hectares, are fully organic and now vaunt a total production capacity of about 35,000 hectoliters, which is under continuous expansion. La Duchessa is the core winery of Po- deri Ducali Ruffino and is located in San Donà di Piave, in the Venice pro- vince. The estate stands out for the large, modern production cellar. It has a storage capacity of approxima- tely 35,000 hectoliters, which will be expanded by a further 80,000 hectoli- ters in the near future. The estate has two prevalently clay vineyards: Rialto (81 hectares), in the San Donà di Piave municipality, and Arsenale (19 hecta- res), in the Cessalto municipality (Tre- viso). Glera is the main grape variety grown here due to its importance in the production of Prosecco, as well as Pinot Grigio. Ca’ del Duca is located in the Motta di Livenza municipality, in the Treviso province. The estate is home to the ho- spitality center for Poderi Ducali Ruffi- no, which consists in a farmhouse in rural Venetian style and the 35-hecta- re Trecento vineyard, named for the elders who ruled medieval Treviso. Glera is the main grape variety grown here. The soil is particularly suited to the cultivation of this variety due to its structure. Combined with meticulous techniques, the soil instills the finest aromas and flavors in the resultant wines, which is typically Prosecco.