The documentary film which tells the story of Fulvio Beo Tessari, his land and his family.
Watch the video
Over the years the vineyards were extended, and his son, Fulvio “Beo” Tessari, who had just bought the vineyards at Monte Fiorentine, decided to crush the grapes and make a wine himself. He bought new concrete vats and large-sized casks; the first vinery was thus started at Rugate around 1950. From wine on tap to the first labels was a rapid step. Fulvio and his eldest son Amedeo took the decision to extend the Brognoligo vinery and invested in new machinery. These were years of great activity. The first bottles with a Ca' Rugate label were of 1986 vintage, and the Ca' Rugate wines began to cross national borders.
Since 2004 all the vineyards of Ca' Rugate have worked with the most natural methods possible, in the name of environmental sustainability: from fertilizing to pruning the vines, to the use of pesticides. “We have completely abandoned chemical fertilizers, replacing them with cow manure on a three-year/five-year cycle, organic soil-improvers and organo-mineral fertilizers. The aim is to use healthy grapes, suited to winemaking which does not require corrective measures on the must and which preserves the essence of the harvested grapes, broadening the various characteristics peculiar to each harvest.” With this objective the company takes advice from consultants and technical experts of the highest calibre, who guarantee, on the basis of these criteria, the best results in the bottle.
In 2013 Ca' Rugate joined the Independent Wine-producers of Soave, an association affiliated to F.I.V.I. (Italian Federation of Independent Wine-producers), with the aim of protecting the typical qualities of Soave wine, emphasizing authenticity. By means of an operation for transparency of origin, traceability of the wine’s production and respect for sustainable environmental values, the members work in the interest of interpreting, passing on knowledge and looking after the Soave territory and its wines.