I Stefanini
Italy, Veneto
Green Status: Organic

I Stefanini is a relatively new addition to the Vias Imports portfolio, having been acquired for representation in 2014.   Located in the heart of Soave, in the Veneto in northern Italy (just outside Verona), I Stefanini is owned and operated by the Tessari family, who farm mostly volcanic soils and produce terroir-driven Soave of 100% gargenega grapes.  Three wines are produced:  two single vineyard Soaves in low production numbers, one of which has vines up to 70 years old and a third in higher quantities as an entry level wine.


The vines are generally old and dry farmed.  The total property under vine is approximately 10 hectares.  The harvest is all done by hand, and the winemaking is traditional, while at the same time employing modern technology to keep the wines clean and age worthy, like stainless steel tanks.