The great-great-grandfather, Giuseppe, started off the business, mainly working in the vineyards. Great grandfather, Fortunato, was the first to make small quantities of Recioto and Amarone.
Grandfather Giuseppe and his son Bruno carried on the family business until 1998 when Bruno’s daughter Elena and son Federico founded Corte Rugolin. They introduced important innovations and know-how with the aim of obtaining an excellent product and offering it on the international market.
The company took its name from the antique rural courtyard, which is also its seat, that dates back to the end of the 16th century.
It is set in the heart of the Valpolicella Classica area, with its ideal microclimate for the cultivation of vines, between Monti Lessini, the plains and Lake Garda.
At present, Elena deals with the administrative and commercial side of the business while Federico looks after the vines and the wine production.