Let an expert host guide you through the unique experience offered by the Bertani family. A private tour to the majestic estate and a fun and informative wine-tasting session will give you a first-hand experience in the birthplace of the Amarone Classico Della Valpolicella wine. Meet the wine makers, whose expertise boasts centuries of history, in Villa Mosconi Bertani, an 18th century architectural and natural jewel without equal.
Discover the history and processes that lead to the production of world-renowned Veronese wines such as Amarone Classico, Valpolicella Ripasso and Soave, along with the internationally esteemed Decima Aurea Merlot and Torre Pieve Chardonnay. Choose from three tasting experiences to suit your preferences.
Tour the winery, vineyards, villa and gardens. Writings dating back to the 18th century, when the Villa hosted a literary salon, attest its unspoiled allure and splendor. The noble facade of neoclassical design, adorned with decorative statues of figures from Greek myths, stands framed against a backdrop of contrasting greens. Inside, the magnificent Chamber of the Muses with its astonishing frescoes offer a remarkable example of the Italian artistic mastery.
The English-style gardens, listed among the Great Italian Gardens for their historical and aesthetic value, weave a fairy-tale atmosphere and combine a rolling landscape, exotic plants and a pond, fed by springs.
The experience then culminates with a visit to the cellars, which played a significant role in the history of Veronese wine making, giving its name to Amarone. Today, in this same storied location, Gaetano Bertani and his sons continue the three-century-old family tradition.
The tastings will allow you to discover a variety of Tenuta Santa Maria Alla Pieve the Bertany Family private Estate grown wines, from the Veronese Amarone, Valpolicella and Soave, produced with autochthonous grapes from the region, to Merlot and Chardonnay, personal projects of Gaetano Bertani. You will learn about the techniques that lead to their production, such as the appassimento and the ripasso techniques.
The “Tradition” tasting:
This tasting will allow you to experience the three traditional Veronese wines, produced in two valleys with indigenous grapes. The elegant Soave, from the white Garganega grape, followed by two blends of the indigenous red grapes Corvina, Corvinone and Rondinella: the Valpolicella Ripasso and the Amarone Classico, both made using the appassimento technique –an air-drying technique that results in Amarone’s intense flavor and smooth tannins.
The “Premium” tasting:
Enjoy the most refined wines from the Bertani family’s production: Amarone Classico and Soave, made from indigenous grapes, and Decima Aurea Merlot and Torre Pieve Chardonnay, made from international varietals, personal projects by Gaetano Bertani. Each, in its own way, serves to express a unique aspect of the wine making traditions native to the Verona area.
The “Selection” tasting:
Experience the evolution of different vintages of the excellence to be found in the Bertani family’s winery: three vintages of the elegant Decima Aurea Merlot, made with partial appassimento technique, the current Amarone Classico vintage and the complex Torre Pieve Chardonnay.