Villa San Carlo, a Winery Nestled in Green Landscape
Villa San Carlo is a beautiful winery in the hills situated to the east of Verona. The Pavesi Family bought the winery in 1958. After observing the lay of the land, its orientation and its mild and ventilated climate, the family decided to plant grape vines in the 70 hectares area. The area of Villa San Carlo is surrounded by greenery, enriched by ancient stone terraces for the cultivation of vineyards, olive groves and orchards.
The Winery Provides a Limited Production of Wine
The winery has a high grape production capacity but has chosen to produce only a limited number of bottles every year to ensure a careful selection of the grapes owing to the high quality of their wines. From the very beginning the family grew varieties native to the Valpolicella region such as Corvina, Corvinone and Rondinella to develop the famous wines of the region. They also added small vineyards with grapes with other varieties like Cabernet, Croatina and Teroldego.
A Special Technique at Villa San Carlo, Appassimento
Villa San Carlo Winery also houses their fruit room in which they dry the grapes. The process of drying the grapes is known as appassimento and it is done to concentrate the flavors and sugars in the grapes before vinification. This leads to the production of very intense Amarone, Valpolicella Superiore, Valpolicella Ripasso and Recioto della Valpolicella wines. Guided visits in the vineyards and wine tastings are offered by the winery where you can see all the winemaking processes being carried out and finally taste the finished product that the whole world know and love. The tour is also offered in Japanese.