Eleva arose from the dream of independence and freedom of Franca Maculan, a sensible woman with a deep knowledge of the wine world and founder of the italian association “Le donne del vino” (“Women of the wine”). She bought the Piovesole estate in Sant’Ambrogio di Valpolicella in 1989 and for years she dedicate herself to its renovation. When she discovered to be gravely ill, she decided to devolve the property to a charity foundation and let others continue her path. In 2011 Eleva was taken over by Raffaella and Davide, that today manage the estate respecting fully the her dream.