Founded over a century ago, the Tessari family’s La Cappuccina estate is located in Costalunga di Monteforte d’Alpone, the heart of the Soave, in the province of Verona. The name of the estate comes from a small private 15th century chapel where the Capucin monks once celebrated religious services.
The 62 acres of vineyards near the stone family farmhouse have been cultivated for generations with the same unswerving dedication. At the present time, Pietro, Elena, and Sisto Tessari along with their father Lorenzo, run the estate, each playing a different role in the management of the winery. Their objective is to develop and reinforce the quality and image of the products for the various regional and international markets.
All of the different phases of the production cycle, from the vineyard to the bottling line, are carried out in observance of the rules for biological cultivation, under the supervision of the Istituto Mediterraneo di Certificazione (the Mediterranean Institute of Certification), AMAB brand. The winery is also NOP Certified. This type of viticulture forbids the use of chemical weed killers, chemical fertilizers, and pesticides in order to guarantee healthier, more natural products and a greater respect for the environment.