wine producer


Region: Veneto


The Speri family is one of the more historical families associated with winemaking in Valpolicella.
The winery has a history which begins in the 1800’s. Proving this, they have a barrel that dates back to 1874 which is still present today in their cellar. Now, the winery has entered its 7th generation of winemaking with 60 hectares of vineyards in the most elite Valpolicella areas.
In 2015, after practicing years of sustainable farming, the winery has been certified organic for all of its production making it one of the most important organic wineries in the Valpolicella Classica area.


The Speri Winery vinifies its grapes from its 60 estate-owned hectares, at altitudes ranging from 120 to 350 m/above sea level, in the Valpolicella Classica area. Here they grow native Valpolicella varieties such as: Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Molinara and small quantities of other less known but long-standing varieties are used like Oseleta, Rossanella, Pelara, Cabrosina and so on.

As early as the 1970s, to highlight special features from each plot of land, the Speri family began vinifying grapes from individual plots of land, making the first single vineyard wines: Amarone Classico Vigneto Monte Sant’Urbano, Valpolicella Classico Superiore Sant’Urbano and Recioto Classico La Roggia.

Hillside vineyards are cultivated on terraces made using dry stone walls called “marogne”. These, besides being a valuable means for improving hillside cultivation because they slow down runoff and make the soil safer, also have a considerable historical and ecological value. The collect solar energy for the colder months and are home to a variety of small animals and insects, preserving the biodiversity of the area.

The Speri Winery vinifies only Valpolicella native grapes: In addition to the three traditional grape varieties, Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara, small quantities of other lesser known but long-standing varieties are used like Oseleta, Rossanella, Pelara, Cabrosina, etc.

The Corvina is considered the most important vine variety due to its tannin content and pigments. It imparts fruity aromas, particularly when it is cultivated on the hills. The Rondinella is able to adapt to many types of soil, to withstand drought and lends itself quite well to drying. It is vigorous and very prolific. The Molinara is mainly used for the distinctive flavour and crispness it gives the wine.