Founded in 1868 by Antonio Carpenè, the winery gained its reputation for sparkling wines made from Glera grapes decades ago. The Glera grape is the main component of Prosecco, sparkling, still and frizzante (semi-sparkling) wines which are only allowed to be produced in a clearly demarcated area in the north-east of Italy.
The winery is now managed by Etile Carpenè with his wife Nicoletta and daughter Rosanna. This fourth generation of the family is still continuing founder Antonio Carpenè's work today: at the winery in Conegliano, sparkling Prosecco wines are produced using the Charmat method. The grapes for the sparkling wine come from the hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, a pristine region that has been nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Prosecco production is based on the Glera grape which is harvested in September and undergoes a second fermentation process in pressure tanks after vinification. This produces Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG and Prosecco DOC, a unique sparkling wine which is a delight with its fine aromas, creaminess and freshness. Carpenè Malvolti has also been producing grappa and brandy since the 19th century.