passion and love have been the driving forces behind us.
Established in 1995, Tenuta Ongaresca is a serene haven born out of the desire to engage in activities amidst nature, like horse riding and farming. Our philosophy of a good life is about sharing leisure moments with loved ones, friends, and those seeking the joys of nature.
At the Ongaresca property, the Sinico and Traverso families have come together. Lorenzo Sinico oversees the vineyards and winemaking, while Sergio Traverso takes administrative and commercial management. Valentina Sinico handles hospitality, including vineyard visits, tastings, and event organization. Together, these individuals work to make the Ongaresca property a successful and enjoyable experience.
Nestled in 64 hectares of lush terrain, Tenuta Ongaresca boasts vineyards, meadows, and woods, making it a serene green haven just 5 km away from Vicenza. Guests can indulge in various outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding on the property's extensive network of trails. These trails also connect with public footpaths, allowing visitors to embark on longer trekking adventures.
As winegrowers, we pursue our passion for wine and spirits with purpose. Back in 2010, we seized the opportunity to acquire our neighbouring property, which already had 11 hectares under vine. This marked the start of our journey as winegrowers and producers.
Our goal is to capture the magic of our terroir in every single harvest. The core work lies in the countryside, specifically in the vineyard. This is where everything begins, rather than in the cellar. Our primary objective is to minimize the winemaking process by carefully handpicking healthy grapes at the optimal time and packing them in boxes weighing between 5 to 15 kg. Our wines are distinguished by their clarity and clean taste and are becoming increasingly popular among those discovering our brand.
The property is named after Monte Ongaresca, a significant estate feature.
It is a notable location situated in the final extension of Vicenza's Lessinia. These soils boast an ancient history from 100 million years ago. Over time, they have experienced a multitude of eras, climate shifts, and the presence or absence of the sea, all of which have played a role in their current abundance. Currently, the soil in Ongaresca is displaying well-balanced fertility, primarily attributed to its exceptional water retention capacity. The soil texture is optimal with a balanced combination of stones, silt, clay, and sand, particularly in the deeper layers where the vine can effectively absorb nutrients. The limestone in the soil has undergone changes that provide the vines with calcium. This mineral is essential for the grapes to develop thicker skins.