The second premises of the Poli Grappa Museum are located in Schiavon, a small town at the Veneto foothills, on the road going from Vicenza to Bassano del Grappa.
The Poli Grappa Museum in Schiavon occupies two floors covering an area of 1,000 sqm.
Visits are self-guided and the descriptions of the objects and captions are in Italian and English. Interesting videos are shown in the upper room.
Open from Monday to Saturday:
9 am / 1 pm - 2.30 pm / 7 pm.
Admission free. Tour and tasting upon request.
Fee for guided tour and tasting
The fee for a guided tour to the Distillery with the possibility to taste any of the Poli distillates is 8,00 € per person.
It is possible to customize the visit offering savoury or sweet buffets, upon request.
The first area is dedicated
to "The Origins of Distillation": through reconstructions of old stills it is possible to follow the development of the art of distillation over time. A chronological panel shows the main figures who, from the year one thousand up until the end of the nineteenth century, were concerned with distillation; whereas another panel indicates the approximately 300 types of spirits that are produced from different raw materials in the various countries of the world.
The second area is reserved for "Distillation Plants": various stills for the production of grappa - 'direct fire', 'double boiler' and 'flowing steam' - enable visitors to understand the characteristics of traditional and industrial methods for
the distillation of marc.
The third area gives a better understanding of "Marc": several panels surround a 'Movable Still' with steam boilers and describe the characteristics of the raw material, i.e. marc or grape skins, from which Grappa is obtained.
The fourth area is dedicated to the Poli family, which has been devoted to Grappa with love and passion since 1898, always obtaining great satisfaction from it.
The fifth area tells about "Grappa", illustrating the characteristics that make this Italian distillate a unique product in the world, the regions where it is produced as well as the aromas that can be recognised. On display there is also an important collection of 2,000 bottles of Grappa produced from the '30s up until the '80s and coming from nearly 400 distilleries, many of which have now disappeared.
In the sixth area there’s a small
selection of the Poli Museum's
Library of the spirit
(Bassano del Grappa).
The subjects of aging in wood,
flavouring and methods
of consumption are also