Sartori are based in Valpolicella in the province of Verona in North East Italy, and represent four generations of the Sartori de Verona family. Founded by Pietro Sartori, who ran a trattoria in the last part of the 1800's, he built up an impressive trade and the best Rosso Veronese wine was always in demand. In 1898 this led him to purchase his first vineyard called Villa Maria in Negrar, to ensure the quantity and, above all, the quality of the wine he was serving to his burgeoning clientele was readily available. As well as Verona, business expanded to Brescia on the shores of Lake Garda and the lower Trentino and trade was flourishing when on Pietro's retirement his son Regolo took over the company. In 1947 Sartori began to officially market their wines, and Regolo continued to grow the business until his untimely death in 1952, leaving his two young sons, Pierumberto and Franco at the helm. The 1960's saw further expansion in foreign markets and today international trade represents 80% of sales to over 50 countries worldwide. In 2002 Sartori expanded their production capacity by entering into a joint venture with Canatina Colognola, gaining access to around 6,000 acres of vines in the Soave and Valpolicella wine zones. They also hired the world famous wine consultant Franco Bernabei to work with their expert team. The Sartori name therefore is justifiably well-respected, and they produce an impressive range of wine styles, from light and refreshing Pinot Grigio to that Veronese masterpiece Amarone. They are primarily proud to be Veronese wine specialists.