Hundred and ten years of vinegrowing starter at the end of 1800 when Francesco Marcato bought the first 3 hectares of vineyards in Roncà. Afetr few years he started to produce also the white wine Soave with the Garganega and Trebbiano di Soave grapes. Meanwhile the family grew and from the marriage of the son Giuseppe it was started at new generation of grapegrowers and winemakers Francesco, Giovanni e Lino. In those year 1969 the first bottles of wine Soave e Recioto di Soave were bottled and sold.
Moreover, the estate was growing and becoming more then ten hectares only for white whine and for a new lines of sparkling made with the Durello's grape in a new estate named "i Prandi" and the Soave Classico in a new 5 hectares estates named "Tenuta Barche".
In the 1991, was increased the property in a new land on the Berici hills where they started to produce premium red wines made with Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Tocai Rosso.
From the love and the respect for the soil joined with the control of each of the phases of the production born the Marcato's products, family runs business which has placed its roots in those huge gardens which are the vineyards of the Alpone Valley and of the Berici Hills.
In this area between the towns of Vicenza and Verona the estate Marcato, that is proud of the his own qualification of "Producer", owns now days an estate that covers 60 hectares (150 acres), 50 hectares (125 acres) of which are planted with vineyards. Further 25 hectares (62,5 acres) of vineyards belonging selected local grape growers. In total every year the yield is around 600 tons of grapes from the areas Doc of the Soave Colli Scaligeri, Soave Classico, Monti Lessini Durello and Colli Berici for a production of 4000 hectoliters of wine.
In the vineyards of the villages of Roncà, Montecchia di Crosara, Monteforte d'Alpone and Soave the varieties of grapes Garganega, Trebbiano di Soave, Durella, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are growth and meanwhile on the Hills of Sarego and Grancona in the Berici Hills the red grapes Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Tocai Rosso.
The vinification is sited in Roncà where the company has the vinery with a total surface covers 7.000 squared meters divided in the various departments from the crusher, to the drier room "Appassitoio", to the fermentation of the red and white wines, and the production of the sparkling wines both with Charmat Method and Champenoise Method in the caves of the winery and moreover barrels room, bottling line hall and conditioned warehouse.
The sale is managed directly from within and outside Italy through agents, importers and distributors specifically on the canal Horeca, which is restaurants, Hostaria, and wine cellars besides to the private people. This aim to obtain through a controlled distribution the right prestige and originality for the wines produced. It is another element, if we want, of that red thread which every single choice binds together: costing attention at the countryside, to the grapes and the cellar, on the wave of the philosophy which a good wine wants be born from of a good soil.
An excursion between the vineyards such as a visit in the cellar is the best way to understand and appreciate the philosophy of the production of the estate Marcato winery and vineyards.