An Ancient Story of Wine

Benedetti La Villa evokes, on one hand, the name of the Benedetti family, who have cultivated and produced wine on the estate since the 19th century. It also recalls the Roman villa unearthed on the property dating from the 2nd and 3rd century AD. This ancient villa was rediscovered in 1887, where it had been buried 7 meters underground. The excavation, non longer visible today, brought to light marvelous mosaic pavements; fragments of which, are currently on exhibition in the Museo di Arte Antica di Verona.

Because of this archeological discovery, “La Villa” has been associated with the name of the Benedetti family for many years. In the estate’s logo is a stylized version of one of the characters represented in the mosaics, the Black Charioteer of Negrar, who drives a chariot pulled by two racehorses, their heads decorated by grape leaves.

The commitment of the Benedetti family led to the signing of a partnership agreement with the Superintendence of Archaeology, Fine Arts and Landscape for the provinces of Verona, Rovigo and Vicenza in 2021.

The first archaeological excavations under the winery vineyards brought to light some magnificent geometric and illustrated mosaics of the third century A.D Roman villa.

Today the Benedetti La Villa winery is closely linked to this archaeological discovery, a discovery that represents one of the Valpolicella region’s many charms.

Since the mid-19th century, the Benedetti family has been harvesting the fruit of the land, using the perfect balance between traditional methods and up-to-date, technologically advanced systems.

The brothers Simone and Matteo inherited their passion for viticulture from their grandfather, the founder of the business, and from their father Adriano. With their absolute dedication, the two brothers enhance the value of an already excellent wine for its tradition and historical significance: the Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, produced with a special technique of drying the grapes.