Begali Estate, situated near Verona and Lake Garda in Veneto’s charming Valpolicella region, has passed from father to son since the early 20th century. Today, the third generation, Giordano and Tiliano Begali, are at the helm. It only takes a brief meeting with the family to know that a love of the land runs deep from generation to generation.
Begali’s vineyard holdings, 12 hectares in total, are set amongst the cherry orchards that cover the hills in a small hamlet called Cengia. The hamlet is named for the rocks that stud the south-facing slopes where Corvina, Rondinella, and other local varietals grow, pergola-trained in the traditional style. The distinct mineral profile runs through the elegant, table-friendly Valpolicella, Ripasso, Amarone, and Recioto produced here.