Cantina Valpolicella Negrar manages 600 hectares of vineyards, all located in the hills of the Valpolicella Classico, north-west of Verona, overseen constantly by Claudio Oliboni, our head of viticulture.
The traditional pergola is most commonly used, with 2500/3000 per hectare and the vines have an average age of about 20 years. In new vineyards, especially on flatter sites, we’ve adopted various different training methods, designed to allow increased planting density. The cultivation of the vineyard follows utmost respect for nature, using integrated pest management and trying to reduce the number of treatments. The harvest is entirely by hand, with multiple selections, keeping the grapes from each vineyard separate to allow individual vinifications that preserve and highlight the characteristics of the grapes from different terroirs.