Tenuta Santa Maria di Gaetano Bertani
In the heart of historic Valpolicella —birthplace of the legendary Valpolicella Classico Doc and Amarone Classico Docg wines and just minutes from the city of Verona and Lake Garda— the elegant 17th-century Villa Mosconi estate lies nestled in a pocket of untouched nature, bordered by wooded slopes and beautiful vineyards.
The great cantina of the Villa Mosconi Bertani holds a place of importance in the history of winemaking. The valley was already a vinicultural seat in Roman times and written evidence speaks of activity in the villa’s cellars as early as the 10th Century. In these same cellars the name “Recioto Amarone” was coined, attached to what is now one of the most esteemed Veronese wines in the world. Today, the villa, orchards, gardens, cellars, and a great part of the vineyards belong to Gaetano Bertani who —along with his sons Giovanni and Guglielmo— continue the tradition of producing excellent wines, including their Valpolicella Amarone Classico docg, as well as their Soave and other Igt wines from a second winery in the Illasi Valley.