F.A.Q.

Poli Distillery

Where are the Poli Distillery?

The Poli Distillery are located in Schiavon (VI), a few minutes from Bassano del Grappa and the beautiful castle of Marostica.
How to reach us.


Can I reserve a private visit to the Poli Distillery?

You can book a visit to the Poli Distillery by our section "Visit" or contacting us at +39 0424 524426
Guided tour and tasting:
5 euro per person. Mon. – Sat. 8.30am–1am / 2pm–7pm

Which distillation method does Poli Distillery use?

At the Poli Distillery three different alembics, all "in a discontinuous cycle" operate in synergy, but at the same time, they are diverse due to their different building periods and due to their heating system:
- the Ancient steam Alembic, compound of 12 constant-steam-flow pots;
- the "bain-marie" Poli stills: "bain-marie" vaacum alembic and traditional "bain-marie".

Does the Poli Distillery distill all year round?

The Poli Distillery exclusively distills fresh grape pomace and therefore produces the Grappa only during the harvest season, from the beginning of September to the end of October/beginning of November.


Does the Poli Distillery use new barrique for the ageing process?

Every year, approximately 20% of the barriques in the ageing places is replaced with new ones.


Does the Poli Distillery export abroad? Where?

40% of our production is intended for the foreign market: U.S.A., Canada, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Denmark, England, Luxemburg, Nederland, Andorra, Liechtensten, Spain, Belgium, Sweden, Norwegian, Nigeria, Poland, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Turkey, Russia, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Brazil, Mexico, Guatemala, Panama, Australia, New Zealand, etc..

Poli Grappa

Where do you buy the Poli Grappa grape pomace?

The Poli Distillery collect the grape pomaces from areas at DOC of the Pedemontana Veneta: from Breganze to Bassano del Grappa (links to Pinterest), to the Asolo’s hills and the river Piave’s basin.


What does "Sarpa" mean?

"Sarpa", a vernacular word from Veneto, means grape pomace: it is also the name of one of the most representative Grappas from Poli Distillerie, obtained by distilling selected grape pomace of Cabernet (40%) and Merlot (60%): the young Grappa Sarpa di Poli.


What is the difference between "Grappa" and other distillates like Brandy, Vodka, Whisky?

Spot the difference between Grappa and grape Brandy and between Grappa and "acquavite".


What is "Taiadéa" and why this name?

The "Taiadéa" is the most typical liqueur in Bassano del Grappa. The name means the act of "cutting" Grappa and china elixir, a liqueur obtained by an infusion of the "calisaya bark" (the term "taiadéa" derives from Veneto dialect "taiare", that means "to cut").
China is a Peruvian plant and its names derives from "Ana de Osorio", Countess of Chincon and wife of Peru's Viceroy that in 1639 discovered the healing virtues in cases of malarial fever. In fact, the powerful antimalarial "chinino" is extracted from "cinchona". Therefore, the Taiadéa originally was used as a popular medicine.


Is it true that Grappa is the distillate with the highest alcoholic strength on the market?

It is false; it is an image created around Grappa by some uninformed writers.
Learn more about Grappa alcoholic strength.

Poli World

What are the differences between the Poli Distillery and the Poli Grappa Museum?

The Poli Distillery is located in Schiavon (VI) and that is where we distillate Grappa, liqueurs and all the Poli spirits.

Alongside the Distillery there is the Grappa Museum - home to Schiavon, within which it is possible to trace the historical evolution of distillation. Inside the museum there is also a shop where you can buy all the products and gift boxes.

The Poli Grappa Museum - home of Bassano is located instead in Bassano del Grappa (VI) in the historic center (Via Leg 6 - Old Bridge), and consists of five suggestive rooms with video projection and texts in various languages. Also here you can buy the products Poli: proceeds from the sale are intended to enhance the historical research on the origins and distillation of Grappa.

To learn more visit the site of the Poli Grappa Museum.


Poli & Social:
Poli Grappa on the web

To view our web references (Blog, Facebook, eMail, Poli Shop) visit the page Poli and Social.