Wine with harmony

10 Sep 2017
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FOUR explores the Vini Montresor, a family owned and run winery with a deep appreciation of the land…

Mentioned by the famous storyteller Edgar A. Poe in his tale The Cask of Amontillado, the Montresor family has long been established as leading wine-makers in France and Italy.

The Montresor family have been involved in winegrowing since the 16th century, when the family moved from France to Verona.

Today, 60 per cent of Montresor’s production remains in Italy, with 40 per cent exported to the global market. The wine export operations began before World War II, when Montresor’s wine mainly went to France and Switzerland. Post-war, Montresor was one of the first Veronese producers to introduce wines to the American market.

Montresor wines are based on DOC wines typical of the Verona and the Veneto region; Soave, Valpolicella, Bardolino, Bianco di Custoza and Amarone della Valpolicella; a selection of exclusive wines from single vineyards – Monte Fiera, Campo Madonna and Gran Guardia; and a range of natural sparkling wines; Chardonnay, Pinot and Prosecco.

Since the beginning the Montresor Winery has been in harmony with the Valpolicella wine region.The hills of Verona are known for their fertile soil, playing a vital role in Montresor’s growth and development. From one generation to the next, the Montresors have maintained their deep relationship with the land, as with the vine and the trellis.


Fact File

3.5 million bottles produced per year

140 hectares of specialised vineyard

5000 bottles bottled per hour

Six further vineyards in Italy:

De Bertiol, producing a range of Proseccos
Brovida Cordara, producing Piedmont and sparkling wines
Conti Wallenburg, producing Trentino and sparkling wines
Vidussi Gestioni Agricole, producing Collio wines
Feudi di Sant’ Eufemia, producing
Sicilian wines
Monti Guidi del Carmine – Santa Dorotea, producing Abruzzo wines