The Winery

“Palazzo Montanari” continues to carry out its original functions and produces and sells prestigious Valpolicella wines and olive oil .
An interesting part of the villa, is the enclosed vineyard (“brolo”) which is said out like a natural amphitheatre with long rows of vines on the terraced land supported by their dry stone walls (“marogne”).
The south east exposure maximizes the amount of sunlight and the benefits of the breezes that blow gently down the Fumane valley.
The soil is dry, clayey and rich in fossils which guarantees the very high quality of the grapes, making them an excellent starting point for high class wines.
Massimo Nicolis, the owner, takes great care of the land, together with his brothers Giancarlo –an agronomist- and Giuseppe – a wine maker – who have more than thirty years of experience.
From the initial phase of taking care of the vineyards, and through the successive phases of the grape-growing and drying, wine making and ageing of the wine in small oak barrels and further ageing in bottles, are all fundamental steps and are carried out with great sense of passion.
The villa is currently undergoing retoration works and art lovers and wine aficionados can already visit. Come and take part in an experience that will take you back to a time based on the natural cycles of the seasons.

Everything is done with patience: from the vineyard, to the drying rooms, to the cellars for ageing and this patience is reflected in the great wines you can enjoy here.

Massimo and his family whould be happy to welcome you from Tuesdays to Saturdays in the afternoons (3pm to 7pm). An appointment is necessary.