Valpolicella: a passion since 1843



THE CORVINA LOVE STORY


Valpolicella’s leading variety


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OUR WINES


The excellence of Valpolicella

LARGE BARREL


An Italian tradition

GRAPE DRYING


Waiting for good things


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The Winemaker Cristian Ridolfi



Born in Verona in 1971, this talented, experienced winemaker has a long curriculum of commitment to some of Valpolicella’s most prestigious wineries and is now at the head of the venerable Santi winery, in Illasi.

Christian Ridolfi graduated from Conegliano Veneto’s Istituto Superiore Statale for Viticulture and Oenology, and at the beginning of his career he spent two years working for the Santi winery, then continued his career path in other Verona cellars.

Over the years he has studied the peculiarities of Verona winegrowing districts, the origins of designations and the history of the terroirs so as to interpret the potential of each individual valley, its slopes and the vines that populate it.

After almost twenty years he is back at Santi as its manager, certainly a source of great satisfaction but also of great responsibility.