The Allegrini family has been dedicated to the production of wine for over 400 years. Always committed to traditional agricultural values, the family has played an important role in the development of Valpolicella, contributing to it becoming a favoured region for fine red wines.
Under the Allegrini banner today, lies a consolidated group of companies and one of the most dynamic and well-renowned winemakers both in Italy and abroad. The Group has grown from its roots in Fumane di Valpolicella, where the agricultural business began in 1854, directed and nurtured over the course of decades by different generations of the family. It was Giovanni, however, who instigated a turning point: he directed the family’s approach towards a pursuit of quality, realising the immense winemaking potential and grape vines of the land. His combination of vision and strong entrepreneurial skills helped to guide the business towards important innovations regarding cultivation, such as guyot vine training systems and a forward-thinking increase in the density of vine systems in the vineyard.
Upon his death in 1983, the company inheritance passed to the three children who carried the company to great international heights: Franco – wine expert, Marilisa – commercial director, and Walter –entrusted responsibility for managing the grape vines, unfortunately passing away prematurely in 2003.
Today the group consists of 4 companies, spread between the Veneto region and Tuscany, with a total area of approximately 240 hectares. Allegrini has over 100 hectares of hillside vineyards in the Valpolicella Classica zone, where prestigious wines of the absolute highest quality are produced, such as La Grola, Palazzo della Torre and La Poja. These vineyards are also home to l’Amarone, which is renowned as one of the very finest Italian red wines.
The Corte Giara range was created in 1989, responding to the need for a wider range of available products, also introducing international varieties of note to the general public. This project led to a new series of young, easy-drinking wines, ready to satisfy a wide variety of occasions and customers.
The Poggio al Tesoro Company was formed in 2001. Originating from both the family’s aspiration to grow in a different area, and also the love for a plot of land with enormous potential for high quality, which today spans approximately 70 hectares, of which 60 are occupied with vineyards. In this area with excellent international variety of vines, Bolgheri Allegrini produces modern and elegant wines which have quickly won acclaim among the panorama of fine international winemakers.
San Polo is the group’s most recent acquisition. In 2007 Allegrini decided to invest in Montalcino, making available one of the most ancient names in Italy with the dynamic spirit and innovation of the family, whilst also breathing life into a company for the future which operates in line with the principles of eco-sustainable agriculture; its specially designed cellar is a firm demonstration of modern, bio architecture regulations which seek to minimise energy consumption and environmental impact. Thanks to Montalcino’s position on the south-east slopes, the wine-producing area is ideal for Sangiovese, which expresses its aromas and elegance with particular finesse.
In 2008 Allegrini took ownership of Villa Della Torre, situated in Fumane di Valpolicella. This architectural masterpiece, designed by Giulio Romano, is a location for prestigious cultural events and enjoyable food and wine experiences. Villa Della Torre Allegrini is an absolutely unique building of its kind, constructed in Italian Renaissance style as a revival of the house or Domus occupied by the upper classes in Ancient Rome, today it is the representative headquarters of the company and the flagship of Allegrini’s hospitality.