"In 1857 the brothers Giovan Battista and Gaetano Bertani founded the company with the same enthusiasm and forward-looking approach that still inspires Bertani today. Ownership of the vineyards has been a constant feature from generation to generation; Bertani is one of the few companies in the area that owns the vineyards where its grapes are grown. Today Bertani is still owned by members of the family, with a steadily growing European and world-wide distribution network. The Bertani company owns vineyards and cellars in the Valpantena, on the Villa Novare estate in the Valpolicella, as well as land in the Soave area and in the areas around Lake Garda. The company headquarters is in the original cellars in Grezzana, north-east of Verona, where the historic vineyards are still to be found and where the work of vinification, aging, and bottling take place. "