The Allegrini family has lived in the Valpolicella for at least 5 centuries. Set in the verdant, rolling hills of the Valpolicella, the Allegrini Estate is composed of a cellar, bottling and packaging facility, tasting rooms, a high-tech grape-drying center, over 100 hectares (247 acres) of family-owned vineyards, and a Renaissance Palace called Villa della Torre. In addition to being an historic tourist attraction in its own right, Villa della Torre is the company’s headquarters, a venue for private events and cultural initiatives, and a luxury Bed & Breakfast.
Located in the Monti Lessini foothills in the Valpolicella Classico area, Allegrini’s vineyards sit on highly favourable morainic, gravel soils and enjoy a unique Mediterranean micro-climate. This is thanks to the proximity of Lake Garda, which warms the valleys created by the Lessini mountains to the north.
The Allegrini family has lived in the Valpolicella for at least 5 centuries. The present owners, Marilisa and Franco Allegrini, represent the 6th generation of wine makers at the Estate.
Located in Fumane di Valpolicella, Allegrini’s Villa della Torre is a unique example of Italian Renaissance architecture. The villa was designed by the great architect and artist Giulio Romano modeled after the homes of the ancient Roman aristocracy or “Domus”.
Currently the prestigious headquarters of the estate, the villa acts as a venue for cultural, artistic, and epicurean events, and is the heart of Allegrini’s hospitality. It is now possible to stay in one of the beautifully renovated and luxurious upper rooms overlooking the surrounding Palazzo della Torre vineyard. Refined antique furnishings are mixed with exclusive touches of modern design, to guarantee delight and enchantment to any guest at Villa della Torre.
Vinitaly – The most important wine exhibition in Italy – Verona
Church of San Floriano – San Floriano
Madonna De La Salette Sanctuary – Fumane Valpolicella
Grotto of Fumane – Fumane
Waterfall Park of Molina – Via Bacilieri 1, Molina di Fumane, 37022
When was the last time you had dinner in an Italian restaurant in Canada and you thought you were dining in Italy? That’s exactly how “Ospitalità Italiana Certified”restaurants want you to feel when you visit their fine dining establishments.
Ospitalità Italiana is an official certification from Unioncamere, Italy’s federation of local Chambers of Commerce and Industry, that tells you that the food you are enjoying is unquestionably Italian: products are authentic, ingredients genuine and recipes true to the thousand year history of Italian cuisine.
Canada is home to some leading Italian Chefs. Passionate and innovative, many have refined their skills and advanced their knowledge directly in Italy. In addition, Montréal boasts a fabulous cooking school ITHQ where young aspiring chefs learn Italian technic and Italian traditional recipes from the masters.
So the next time you make reservations for an Italian dinner in a Montreal restaurant, ask if they’ve received the Ospitalità Italiana seal of approval. You will enjoy the true Italian taste.