From the heart of Valpolicella to the modern Italian wine culture in the world, Tommasi is a family business, founded in 1902, which today is managed by the fourth generation of the family.
All their investments have been focused on acquiring land in quality wine-growing areas, and today they have estates in five regions of Italy, making up a total of around 572 hectares of vineyards. Apart from Tommasi Viticoltori in the Veneto area, they also manage the Tenuta Caseo in the Oltrepò Pavese area in Lombardy; Podere Casisano in Montalcino and Poggio al Tufo in Maremma, Tuscany; Masseria Surani in Manduria, Puglia ( Apulia); and Paternoster in Basilicata. Enhancing the relationship with the territory of origin has always been extremely important to the Tommasi family; the Valpolicella Classica is an example of a wine-growing area to which they are closely tied and to which they extend their modern entrepreneurial skills with responsibility. Tradition, passion and respect for the land are the values which have enabled the Tommasi family to become one of the major producers of wines of excellence.
Together with their vines, the Tommasi family have always cultivated their love for being welcoming and hospitable, and so their Hospitality project was conceived and has grown, with the aim of celebrating a love for wine, for hospitality and for the land where the vines grow. Hospitality in the Tommasi house means well-structured facilities where the wines can be enjoyed with an understanding of their production and where they can be truly known: Villa Quaranta Tommasi Wine Hotel and Spa, in Valpolicella; Albergo Mazzanti and Caffè Dante Bistrot in the center of Verona; Agriturismo Poggio al Tufo in Pitigliano, in the Maremma area of Tuscany. The Tomassi Family Estates began in the Veneto area and continue with strong ties to their land of origin, witnessed by the vineyards and the estates which today extend over 215 hectares of land dedicated to wine: 55 hectares for the production of fine wines in the DOC area of Verona, in particular around Lake Garda; 45 hectares for the production of Lugana DOC; and 105 hectares in the Valpolicella Classica area. They harbour a particularly deep feeling for the CRU vineyards in the Valpolicella Classica area: La Groletta, Conca d’Ora and Ca’Florian. These are the vineyards of the Amarone, won with effort, cultivated with care, and where more than one important project has been realised. Today there is another new dream for the banks of Lake Garda, with Le Fornaci Lugana project. The Tommasi family have for a long time been involved in wine production of different denominations, but it is the Lugana with its long-lived and expressive Turbiana grape, grown in this enchanting land, which has really bewitched them.
The Tommasi family has been involved, with others, in the enhancement of one of the most important and prestigious wines of the Valpolicella, celebrated and appreciated worldwide: the noble and elegant Amarone. Tommasi has been specialised for many years in the production of this protagonist of Italian oenological excellence, becoming one of its main ambassadors at international level. Naturally, other traditional red wines of the area have not been forgotten: the Ripasso, the Valpolicella Classico Superiore and the sweet Recioto fit perfectly into the culture of the area. As well as the big Reds of the Valpolicella, some Whites are also produced, and there is a specific project for the development of the Lugana doc and the Pino Grigio delle Venezie doc.