The Bertani wine estate was established in 1857 by brothers Giovan Battista and Gaetano Bertani, in Quinto di Valpantena, north of Verona.
Gaetano was an expert in the art of wine making, having learned the new techniques in France from professor Guyot, who to date is considered one of the most important experts in viticulture.
High professionalism and quality, commercial initiative and innovative spirit were the traits that distinguished the two brothers since the beginning.
Big investments were made since right from the start, in the vineyards and in the winery, in order to bottle and export Italian quality world-wide with Bertani wines.
Their wines crossed the Atlantic Ocean already before the end of the nineteenth century, to be appreciated in many cities of the United States of America.
Bertani was born with the unification of Italy, with the desire and pride to represent the excellence of a new nation with a millenary culture.
In the twentieth century, with the acquisition of Tenuta Novare, in Valpolicella Classica, Bertani put into practice the research of half a century, to produce the "Wine", the one that is born to last forever. It is here, in fact, that the history of Amarone begins, symbol of the territory where it is born, whose first vintage dates back to 1958.
At Bertani, the concept of consistency in our most authentic identity represents an essential value.
Having an identity means being faithful to authenticity, to transparency, and it means acting responsibly with the capacity of constantly progressing while never betraying identity and vision.
A prestigious wine, in order to be considered as such, must in fact meet some essential requirements: a solid tradition, with the constant ability of the winery to live up to its image; stylistic consistency, particularly in regard to the consistency with the vocation of the territory; commitment to quality, to excellence not only of the product but also of the production processes; close relationship with the place of origin; rigorous and transparent production method (always declare what is done). To have always remained true to oneself and consistent with one's own territory, exalting one's own real specificity, and one's own image (this is the case of Amarone Bertani, which has exactly the same packaging since 1958), while doing research in the vineyard and in production methods, this is our identity, this is the concept, the value and the strength of "Being Bertani".
With more than 200 hectares of vineyards in the most vocated areas of the Verona area, today Bertani is a solid company with a constant increase in distribution in Europe and worldwide.
There are two historical wineries, the one in Grezzana, current headquarter and beating heart of the company where vinification, bottling and shipping activities take place, and Tenuta Novare in Arbizzano di Negrar, in the heart of Valpolicella Classica, cradle of great red wines such as Amarone and Valpolicella Classico Superiore.
An icon of Italian wine in the world, Bertani combines the typicality of autochthonous vines to the continuous updating of production facilities and to the attention focused on terroir.
Respect for tradition balanced by a particular innovative force, great entrepreneurial skills at the service of the highest quality are, in short, the inspiring principles of the company, today also the reference point of a great national wine project called Bertani Domains.
The secret to success, in the case of Bertani, is by not following fashions, not flexing their muscles to amaze the public. Bertani “simply” allows themselves to be identified by their naturally-produced wines.05 Mar, 2021