There’s no word like Maso, which means ‘rural farm’, to symbolize Trentino’s fields, valleys, vineyards and mountains. The Maso itself speaks of the extraordinary farming culture of Trentino. Each one tells a story, a stone-built house and land taken from the mountains and cultivated, often with vineyards. Maso Poli is the name of the Togn family farm; the family also own Gaierhof. There are fifteen hectares of land, ten of which are planted with vines, located at Pressano, a scattering of a village on the hills overlooking Lavis. In a land where winemaking is sacred, Maso Poli is a precious jewel with exactly the right altitude, soil composition and geography, providing sunshine and shelter from cold winds. Poli is the surname of the original owners who – according to ancient documents – came into possession of the property in 1680 and planted a vineyard. The Togn family replanted vines in the late 1970s, levelling and draining the land to encourage their new plants to produce grapes and, from them, wines whose aromas and flavours would celebrate the extraordinary nature of this place. Where the Maso’s old winery once stood, there is now an inn where enthusiasts and customers can enjoy guided tastings. A 25-seat gazebo has been refurbished, a wonderful viewpoint over the Rotaliana Plain, allowing visitors to sample the wines, accompanied by traditional dishes, immersed in the green surroundings of the vineyards. The new winery is entirely underground, and exemplifies an optimum solution for a production unit built with utter respect for its setting. A large pergola, which can seat some 200 people, provides shade and shelter for guests during the summer months. Maso Poli wines have always been the result of the family’s philosophy and their respect for the land, tradition and international taste. The Maso Poli vineyards have been cultivated using integrated pest control techniques since 1990. Seventy thousand bottles are produced every year by Maso Poli: Trentino Pinot Grigio DOC, Trentino Nosiola DOC, Trentino Pinot Nero DOC and Trentino Sorni Red DOC - "Marmoram" (Teroldego and Lagrein). Gewurztraminer and Trentino Riesling are made from grapes grown elsewhere, and are the result of targeted and selected projects.