The name “Grisela”

In Monteforte d’Alpone and surroundings Tessari is one of the most common surnames. The various branches of the family are many and to distinguish each other was common to give nicknames. In particular, the branch from which descended Antonio Tessari, grandfather of Cornelia, Antonio and Germano was called “Grisela” since before 1600. The Tessari “Grisela”, that comes from griso 

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Villa Brognoligo

Villa Brognoligo is near Costalunga’s square, southern of the main street of the village, now called via Lazzaretto. To the east is the road down to Alpone river, on which stands the sixteenth-century door, laying in the keystone of the family emblem with the initials FB (Francesco Brognoligo) and the year 1553, when the construction 

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T.E.S.S.A.R.I. with the dots

The name of our winery represents the history of our family: Tessari is a really common surname in the area of Monteforte d’Alpone. The dots are a creative choice to make people remember us: “the ones with the dots”, beacause it’s just what makes the difference. For here the decision to use #WithDots as official 

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The House of Brognoligo

The family Marassi or Marassini was already famous in Verona during the short domination of Carraresi, lords of Padua, before the city on the banks of Adige river submit himself to Venice. The original name of the family – Marassi or Marassini – was a nickname from marasso, a term designating a snake common in 

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A “Soave” Name

The word soave is an adjective, before being the proper name of the town of Soave. On the Italian vocabulary you find the following definition: a delicate sweetness, which leads to feelings of tender abandonment, or calm and placid serenity. It indicates the quality of what causes a feeling of satisfaction and tender delicate pleasure, reported 

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Aldo’s Wine

A date with story in this article we dedicate to Azienda Tessari Aldo. Here’s the bottle and the label of Recioto di Soave which Aldo bottled in the 90’s. At that time the estate had an extension of 10 hectares including the hills of Magnavacche, Costalta and Monte Grande. In the beginning the wine was 

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