History

Over a century of history

Since 1890, the Tessari family has been making wine at its La CAPPUCCINA estate at Costalunga di Monteforte d’Alpone, in the Soave d.o.c. wine zone to the east of Verona – the romantic town of Romeo and Juliet – little more than an hour’s drive from Venice. The property takes its name from the tastefully restored 16th century chapel, annexed to Villa BuriTessari – where Capuchin friars once worshipped – that is the property’s most striking architectural feature and whose silhouette is now the company’s logo. On the ninety-four acres of vineyards the vines grow lush amongst black lavic basalt rocks on the ninety-five acres of vineyards and the fine wines of La CAPPUCCINA slowly mature.

ESTABLISHMENT
1890
ORGANIC FARMING SINCE
1985
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BIO ANNIVERSARY
2015

Family

The day-to-day running of the estate is now in our hands, the 4th generation: Sisto, agronomist graduated from the faculty of Agricultural Science in Padua and La Cappuccina’s representative on export markets; Pietro, oenologist with a diploma from the School of Winemaking at Conegliano; and Elena, with a Degree in Economics and Business, responsible for marketing and public relations. A talent we have inherited by father Lorenzo and grandfather Attilio Tessari, who passionately have transmitted us the love for nature and the respect for the environment.

We have decided, for ever greater quality, to carry out all of the different phases of wine production – from the vine to the bottling line – according to Organic precepts since 1985. That’s why, we are, nowdays, considered organic pioneers and regarded as one of the leading producers of organic wine in Italy.

2_PRIME GEN
FIRST AND SECOND GENERATION

1890 – Great Grandfather Lorenzo Tessari

1940 – Grandfather Attilio Tessari, great uncle  Avv. Virgilio, Father Lorenzo and his four brothers.

4_SECOND GENERAZ
THIRD GENERATION

1970 – Grandfather Attilio with Father Lorenzo, Mother GiannaMaria and Maria Luisa, Pietro, Simone, Sisto and Elena.

4_ULTIMA GEN
FOURTH GENERATION

Elena, Pietro and Sisto Tessari run the winery nowadays.

La Cappuccina – History

1655 Map

Here’s the estate’s ancient map dated  year 1655 when the Burri family owned the property....

St. John the Baptist’s Chapel

1725, this is the year in which the chapel was built by the Burri nobles, the former owners. The chapel is dedicated to St. John the Baptist and it’s still consacrated.  We celebrate the St. John’s nativity, every year, on the 24th of June....

North View

We’re in the heart of the Alpone Valley along the “Alpone” river. Follow the river to find us! The Alpone Valley has a very ancient story: it was ceated over 50 millions years ago after the volcanic eruption. Once it was a tropical island and......

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