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 17th century chapel, annexed to Villa Buri-Tessari – 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 one hundred and five acres of vineyards and the fine wines of La CAPPUCCINA slowly mature.
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
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.