• Soil Type: Volcanic
  • Varieties Cultivated: Garganega, Corvina, Rondinella, Corvinone
  • Country: Italy
  • Topography: Hillside


Ca’ Rugate is an agricultural business in Veneto which produces local wines that express in a simple and natural way the land in which they are grown, that of Soave Classico, Valpolicella and Lessini Durello. The company has known how to innovate, reinterpreting traditions and investing in the vineyards most suited to the cultivation of historical vine types. Its history goes back 100 years, bound inseparably to the Tessari family for four generations, and to the dark and volcanic land of the Rugate hill, near the centre of Brognoligo, where it all began. Ca’ Rugate takes its name from the hill where it stands, in the Soave Classico zone of the province of Verona, where the majority of the vineyards belonging to the Tessari family are sited. The business has been in the family’s hands for four generations, and now includes 72 hectares altogether, between Soave Classico, Valpolicella and Lessini Durello.