The Tedeschi Winery
Synonymous with terroir and Valpolicella the world over
“We are steadfast in our belief that each of our wines must be considered as an offspring of our land and our history. The authenticity of our wines was born 400 years ago from fervent passion and careful research.”
Antonietta TedeschiAdministration and Italian market
“The attention to tradition, the vision towards innovation, and the knowledge of the territory are the elements that define our identity as a winery.”
Sabrina TedeschiMarketing and Export
“Our unique family style came into existence in the early 60’s when our father had the happy intuition to vinify separately the grapes from the Monte Olmi vineyard, giving rise to one of the very first cru of Valpolicella as well as a wine that has become our winery’s standard-bearer.”
Riccardo TedeschiEnologist and Export
“To make a great wine such as the Amarone, you need both dedication and patience. The type of patience that has always been part of the passion we feel for Valpolicella, and dedication that is synonymous with care and attention to detail.”
The brand identity
A life story in a vine: four generations we have sought to exalt the value of autochthonous vines such as Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella.
One of the first Cru of Valpolicella, born out of Lorenzo’s happy intuition to vinify separately the grapes from the namesake vineyard. The idea of writing the name of the vineyard on the label became an immediate reality. The year was 1964.
Extensive experience and scientific rigor: this is the formula adopted by our family to guarantee a future for our territory as well as to invest in what we know will yield the best result.
We delight in undertaking difficult tasks! The poorest terrain gifts us with a product that is more complex and structured. We seek quality above all!
Our sustainable approach: a combination of awareness and appreciation of the beauty of our patrimony where we have the good fortune of being able to produce a great wine that is part of our territorial heritage.
Territorial wines endowed with great personality: strength and structure always expressed with elegance.
Our Cellar and Wine Shop
The Tedeschi winery is located in the center of Pedemonte in the heart of the Valpolicella Classica.
Over the years, we have renovated and enlarged the vinification area to optimize the work of fermentation during the harvest based on the accurate selection of grape variety from the various plots. We have also enlarged the aging cellar to ensure the appropriate maturation time for the wines. Our wines age in Slavonian oak barrels with a variable capacity of between 1000 and 5000 liters. After the appropriate length of time in the barrels, the wine undergoes a further aging period before being marketed.
During 1995 and 2005, we launched a study on the control of grapes during their drying phase. The results from this study led to the construction of a modern drying room that maintains the integrity of the grape during the entire drying process thanks to careful control of ambient humidity and regular ventilation.
The winery has areas dedicated to client reception, product tasting as well as a wine shop for direct sales to customers. Come learn about our story, the traditions of an ancient land and the great wines of Valpolicella. We provide an authentic experience that includes a walk through the vineyards as well as a visit to the entire winery from fermentation to bottling.
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Amarone della Valpolicella
The symbolic wine of Valpolicella
Amarone della Valpolicella, unanimously considered today as the most prized Veronese wine and one of the most important Italian reds, came into being as an evolution of Recioto, one of the most ancient wines of the history of Italian winemaking and celebrated by Cassiodoro, a minister of Theodoric the Great, king of the Ostrogoths.
This wine requires grapes of the absolutely highest quality for its production as well as an almost artiginal level of meticulous care. Quantities will always be limited in order to ensure a product of excellent quality.
Production Techniques: the importance of the vineyard and drying
The grapes are carefully selected exclusively from hillside vineyards. The hillside terrain is shallow and rich in limestone, and the ventilation and temperature range permit optimal maturation of the grapes, which translates into a richer aroma and color that yield wines that are both more typical and complex.
The grapes dry inside of a large drying room that is humidity controlled and allows for the ideal preservation of the grape bunch while avoiding the emergence of mold. Climate control permits temperatures that are analogous to traditional processes. There is never any forcing, only careful control of the natural process!
The grapes stay in the drying room for three to four months during which they are constantly checked. During this delicate phase, the grapes undergo a series of complex transformations from a decrease in acidity to modifications in the balance between glucose and fructose that favor the concentration of polyphenols as well as a considerable increase of glycerine and other substances. Once drying is complete, in January the grapes are checked once again and then are pressed. The must is left in contact with the skin for a long period of time, and this phase can be prolonged for some months. In this way, we obtain a wine that then requires a long aging phase both in the barrel and in the bottle. The final result is a wine with inimitable characteristics and a unique taste that is a direct expresssion of the territory. The wine can continue to age and surprise for decades.