Tenuta Santa Maria

Gaetano Bertani’s Family Estate

Tenuta Santa Maria

Gaetano Bertani’s Family Estate

Our dedication and passion, our respect for the vineyard, our family’s experience with native varieties and traditional methods, combined with a constant pursuit of cutting-edge techniques, come together to produce wines of timeless elegance which offer an authentic expression of our territory.

Our dedication and passion, our respect for the vineyard, our family’s experience with native varieties and traditional methods, combined with a constant pursuit of cutting-edge techniques, come together to produce wines of timeless elegance which offer an authentic expression of our territory.

At the historic estate of Arbizzano di Negrar, you can breathe in centuries of winemaking experience based on a deep-rooted and ancient oenological heritage founded in the 16th century. The Bertani brothers, Giovanni and Guglielmo, thanks to a deep respect for the Veronese wine history and the enhancement of the various indigenous varieties and local terroir, are continuing the avant-garde project dedicated to quality production in the footsteps of their father Gaetano Bertani. The production philosophy, inherited from Gaetano Bertani, is linked to meticulous and respectful work in the vineyards and to the pioneering application of innovative practices, including the high-density and low-yield Guyot method applied to indigenous clones in the historic cellars of the estate since 1883. With their ongoing research, they are continuing to refine the grape drying technique to enhance the aromatic complexity of the native Veronese varieties, not just the intensity and concentration.The wines obtained are less sugary and more elegant, a direct evolution of the precursor of Amarone Classico, the “Recioto Tipo Secco”. Over the years, Gaetano Bertani has received prestigious international awards and his constant commitment to his practise has paved the way for future generations. Giovanni and Guglielmo Bertani have inherited the passion and experience of their father Gaetano, bringing a renewed spirit of research with contemporary and sustainable practices to this day.

Our Heritage of Winemaking

Our Heritage of Winemaking

Tenuta Santa Maria di Gaetano Bertani - Valpolicella Verona Italy
Tenuta Santa Maria di Gaetano Bertani - Valpolicella Verona Italy

The Wines of Gaetano Bertani

A lifetime of dedication to winemaking

Experience with an added commitment to innovation and sustainability

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