“We were so poor that we were just about to sell the chairs”. This is the startling recollection of company president, Gian Andrea Tinazzi, about the beginning of his career, when he was only 18 years old and, together with his father Eugenio, had started to produce wine in a tiny basement in the village of Cavaion Veronese, not far from Verona. Gian Andrea was very young but he was already driven by a strong entrepreneurial spirit. 50 years after its foundation in 1968, Gruppo Tinazzi has grown into an established business with cellars and estates in Veneto and Puglia. The family involvement is still fundamental: Gian Andrea’s children, Giorgio and Francesca, now assist him in the enterprise.

Gian Andrea Tinazzi with his children, Giorgio and Francesca
Gian Andrea Tinazzi with his children, Giorgio and Francesca

Tinazzi’s roots in the Veneto region: Bardolino and Valpolicella

Despite its expansion towards the “heel of the boot”, the Tinazzi family is still very much rooted in the Veneto, its land of origin. The headquarters of the company is located in Lazise, on the shores of Lake Garda. Here, the native grapes of the region are vinified using the most advanced technologies. Visitors are welcome: the winery opens its doors to wine professionals and wine lovers, who can visit the premises and taste the wines.

Tenuta Valleselle in the Veneto
Tenuta Valleselle in the Veneto

Expansion in the Veneto came in 1986, when the family purchased the enchanting Tenuta Valleselle estate, located on…

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