In the 1980's the words “cooperative winery” did not conjure up great expectations for a wine. Therefore in 1989, in order to change this misconception, the Cantina Valpolicella Negrar launched a new line of wines from the Valpolicella Classico zones for the quality market under the Domini Veneti label. This articulated quality project turned out to be a winning choice. Domini Veneti are an authentic and refined brand of Cantina Valpolicella Negrar which was founded in 1933 in Negrar in the province of Verona in the Veneto region of north-east Italy. The name refers to the territories that belonged to the Serenissima Republic in the 16th century when it was at the height of its power, and of which Valpolicella was an integral part. The wines from Valpolicella Classico are considered to be some of the best quality wines of the area because this was the original production zone, and are essentially made from the indigenous grape varieties of Corvina Veronese, Corvinone, Rondinella, Molinara, Dindarella, Oseleta, Rossignola, Negrara and Forselina. Domini Veneti combine their wine-growing heritage with tradition and research with new production techniques and creativity. They work with four vineyards within the Valpolicella Classico zone. The Jago Vineyards at 250 metres above sea level on varied clayey, limestone and alluvial debris soils, the grapes grown here are destined for Amarone. The Moron Vineyards are a micro-area, they have similar soils to Jago and the grapes here go for Recioto. The Torbe Vineyards at between 300 and 420 metres have various soil types on Eocene marl. La Casetta at between 230 and 270 metres on varied clay and limestone soils, the grapes from here produce superb red wines. Domini Veneti were created to change a market and they have done just that - their prestigious Veronese wines are highly sought after. Domini Veneti produce a wide portfolio which weave the history of their region into outstanding wines which are amazing value for money.