Cantine Gini

Cantine Gini is a family-run business that has been around for decades and is located in the province of Verona in Veneto.

Sandro and Claudio inherited the company from their father Olinto and have continued to maintain the family traditions and legacies for generations to come. Their vineyard property contains over 55 hectares of land and spans across the historic hills of Soave Classico in Monteforte and contains the famous “Tenuta Scajari” in Campiano, the eastern part of the Valpolicella DOC area. The Gini family has owned this land since the early 1500’s and their passion for wine-making has been passed down through 15 generations. Today, the family is still known for creating high quality wines using all natural and organic ingredients.

The Cantine Gini are well-known for their unique wine production areas and the quality results that it yields. One cellar is located in Monteforte, which is dug out from the black volcanic rock of the Soave Classico hills and allows for the vines to reach a high level of maturity and this is where they produce La Froscà and Contrada Salvarenza, some of their more well-known products. In Tenuta Scajari in Campiano, their cellars and vineyards are located amidst the hilly landscape and this is where they produce their Amarone and Valpolicella wines.

The composition of the soil varies considerably from one area to the other, going from volcanic tuff to calcareous layers. This is what defines the complexity of the wines and the nuances of the various crus. The different microclimates contribute to the character of the wine, an example being the cold currents that blow at night on the Frosc à hill, which create an ext raordinary blend of perfumes in the wines.

Wines

Red

  • Le Mattoline Valpolicella Superiore DOC (Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella and Oseleta) Valpolicella DOC
  • Le Mattoline Valpolicella Superiore DOC (Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella and Oseleta)
  • Campo alle More Pinot Nero Veneto IGT (Pinot Nero)
  • White

  • Soave Classico Gini Soave Classico DOC (Garganega)
  • La Froscà Soave Classico DOC (Garganega)
  • Contrada Salvarenza Soave Classico DOC (Garganega)
  • Col Foscarin Recioto di Soave Classico DOCG (Garganega)
  • Renobilis Recioto di Soave DOCG (Garganega)
  • Maciete Fume Sauvignon Veneto IGT (Sauvignon)
  • Sparkling Wines

  • Camillo Camillo IGT Brut Gran Cuveè (Garganega, Chardonnay and Pinot Nero)
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    The province of Verona, in the Veneto region, is home to many great attractions and historical sites which places Cantine Gini in a prime tourist location. In the area surrounding the winery there are several restaurants and pizzerias, horseback riding and cycling tracks and the famous Lessinia Regional Park.

    There are also several museums such as the Museo Civico Geopaleontlogico, Museo dei Fossili (Bolca and Roncà) and the Castello Scaligero of Soave.

    Finally, the region hosts several festivals throughout the year such as Monteforiana in January, Carnevale, the Festival of Grapes in September and the Wine Festival in May.

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    Cantine Gini offers many wine related activities such as wine and food tastings and tours of the cellars and vineyards. They also offer the following pre-made packages. The Gini family is also happy to create new packages and/or modify the following wine activities to your liking.

    1. Nel Cuore del Soave

    This package includes a 45 minute tour of the Monteforte cellar and vineyards and is a great opportunity to appreciate the beautiful hilly landscape and volcanic rock formations. For only 20 euros per person, this package also includes the sampling of the following 4 Gini homemade wines:
    – Soave Classico DOC
    – Soave Classico DOC “La Froscà”
    – Soave Classico DOC “Contrada Salvarenza – Vecchie Vigne”
    – Recioto di Soave Classico DOCG “Col Foscarin”

    2. A Tutto Gini

    This package includes a 1 hour tour of the Monteforte cellar and vineyards and is a great opportunity to appreciate the beautiful hilly landscape and volcanic rock formations. For only 30 euros per person, this package also includes the sampling of the following 5 Gini homemade wines:

    • Soave Classico DOC
    • Soave Classico DOC “La Froscà”
    • Soave Classico DOC “Contrada Salvarenza – Vecchie Vigne”
    • Valpolicella Superiore DOC “Le Mattoline”
    • Amarone Riserva DOCG “Scajari”

    3. I Vini d’Alta Quota

    This package includes a 1 hour tour of the Monteforte cellar and vineyards and is a great opportunity to appreciate the beautiful hilly landscape and volcanic rock formations. For only 25 euros per person, this package also includes the sampling of the following 4 Gini homemade wines:

    • Spumante Metodo Classico Brut Millesimato “Camillo”
    • Bianco Verona IGT “Sorai”
    • Sauvignon Veneto IGT “Maciete Fumé”
    • Pinot Nero Veneto IGT “Campo alle More”

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