Azienda Agricola Farina's Presentation
A tuff arch with an ancient coat of arms in the center, a loggia and a portico overlooking an old court, a sixteenth-century dovecote tower: here the origins of our family
Faithful interpreters of the rural reality of their territory, Valpolicella, the Farina’s have always been involved in the care of the land and the vine, first as sharecroppers and, since the early 1900s, as owners of the homonymous winery.
A hundred years of history, four generations, testifying a solid winemaking tradition, a deep bond with the land and the desire to interpret and tell about Valpolicella through its wines. Alessandro Farina is the face of tradition, the soul of a family that has been able to make passion, fatigue, enthusiasm, character and pride the inspiring principles of his work.
Tradition is still respected nowaodays in the care of the vineyard, in the techniques of withering the grapes and aging the wines, but at the same time it is enriched by a careful search for innovation and modernity. Claudio and Elena are the expression of this contemporary, progressive spirit, which relies on experimentation to reach higher and higher levels of quality and innovative communication tools to be authentic and credible in the eyes of the consumer.
Aware that wine is the fruit of the earth
and that every vine has different needs, depending on variety, location and age, we try to intervene in a careful and harmonious way on the vineyard, with practices, such as disorientation and mating distruption, to protect crops and respect the environment.
The company owns seven hectares of vineyards, located both on the plain, on the side of the winery, and on the hills.
Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella and Molinara are the cultivated grapes, in addition to some minor varieties such as Oseleta and Dindarella.
The training system involves the traditional Veronese pergola, to guarantee a good vegetative-productive balance of the plant and a good sun exposure. The harvest, under the careful and professional management of Stefano Girelli, is carried out strictly manually, for a attentive selection of the best bunches to be used for drying.
This allows us to save and hand down the precious art of the cultivation of the vineyard, from pruning to the final harvest, a concentrate of passion, care, effort, patience and fatigue, rewarded each year with the traditional "galzega", the lunch that brings together all the protagonists of the Farina winery.