It all started back in 1986 when Franco Tommasi Villa Girardi opened up shop in the beautiful valley that connects San Pietro in Cariano with Fumane.
What's special about this place? Well, nestled within 30 hectares of vineyards is a stunning Venetian Villa built by Luigi Trezza way back in the 1700s!
Surrounded by old trees and gorgeous limestone soil, this area creates the perfect environment to cultivate native Corvina Veronese, Rondinella, and Molinara vines.
You may have also heard of 'Appassimento', which is a technique used here (unique to Valpolicella Classica zone) where grapes are left to wither before being picked for wine-making - resulting in higher concentrations of flavours and aromas.
So if you ever visit this part of Italy be sure to swing by Villa Girardi; it's an experience you won't forget!
Discover all Villa Gerardi wines here!