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Biodynamic Valpolicella from Monte dall' Ora.
Carlo Venturini. Photo by Alex Finberg.
Alessandra Zantedeschi. Photo by Eben Lillie.


Located in the center of Valpolicella on one of the five ridges that descend the valley (which resemble the fingers of a hand), Monte dall' Ora is the creation of Carlo Venturini and his wife Alessandra Zantedeschi. Both are from vigniaoli families, but decided to start fresh with their own estate in 1995. At the time, the purchased terraces were in terrible condition and everything had to be rebuilt.


This visit to Monte dall' Ora took place in November, 2013.

Words by Jules Dressner, photos by Eben Lillie.

Carlo Venturini and Alessandra Zantedeschi have a pretty sweet backyard.


D.O.C Valpolicella "Saseti Classico"