Santa Sofia has been a reference point for classic wines in the province of Verona since 1811.The company has partly owned vineyards and partly makes use of historic conferents. Most of the vineyards are located in hilly areas, vineyards that, due to their age and location, can produce even in the most difficult years, in situations of drought or excessive rain.
Grapes and vineyards
Here heaven and earth have always loved each other
45 hectares in the eastern Valpolicella, at a height between 400 and 490 m.a.s.l. in the southern part of Monti Lessini, surrounded by woods. Soils are mainly calcareous, with areas of stone, white marl (Biancone) and red limestone (Rosso Ammonitico Veronese). Corvina, Corvinone and Rondinella are grown here, which ripening is influenced by the different temperature in summer between night and day and also by a phenology that is slower in the development in comparison to plants grown in the valley, which guarantees a continuous maturation and a balanced photosynthetic activity. Drought years with high temperatures are prevented thanks to a careful and specific irrigation that respects plants physiology. Biodiversity is respected thanks a sustainable management of the activities in the vineyards which do not involve the use of chemical herbicides.
6 hectares located in the southeast area of Lake of Garda, between 150 – 170 m.a.s.l. Vineyards in Pozzolengo are within the DOC, post glacial soils, mainly calcareous and rich in minerals, mostly hills. They have a looser composition in comparison to the valley surrounding Lake of Garda. Vineyard’s management focuses on specific actions under the racks, use of natural fertilizers, pruning which respects plant’s balance, as leaves thinning and summer pruning.