Founded in 1924, the Consorzio per la Tutela dei Vini Valpolicella is an association of grapevine growers, wine makers and bottlers of Valpolicella wine production area, that includes 19 municipalities of Verona province.
As the Consorzio represents more than the 80% of the producers using “Valpolicella” appellation, it promotes activities to enhance the value of the whole territory: the wine and its area of origin, Valpolicella history, traditions and the typical features that make its landscape unique in the world.
The Consorzio has very important institutional tasks: it takes care of promotion, value enhancement, and information spread for Valpolicella wines and territory and it is responsible for the tutelage of brands and viticulture in Valpolicella wine production area. It is in charge of the surveillance, safeguard and protection of the designations.
The wide production area of Valpolicella DOC and DOCG wines includes the hilly area of Verona province and is divided into three different zones, according to the production regulations:
- The Classica, formed by five geographic areas, including the valleys of Fumane, Marano and Negrar and the areas around Sant’Ambrogio di Valpolicella and San Pietro in Cariano.
- The Valpantena valley.
- The DOC area includes the Avesa and Quinzano valleys, two small areas located between Classica and Valpantena and other five valleys of the Eastern Valpolicella.