05 July 2018 Deep in the heart of Soave on Monte Foscarino, Inama has been making territory-driven wines for over 50 years. Soave is the only entirely volcanic area in Northern Italy, meaning that no matter the grape grown, the terroir is a rich expression of minerals and fruit. Inama’s mission has always been to make wines that fully express this unique territory which has driven them to be leaders in their region. The Grand Wine Tour is extremely happy to welcome them to the Association! Vineyards overlooking town - by Inama Winery Where is Inama? ???? In Veneto! The Soave Classico appellation lays to the southeast of Verona and the winery is in San Bonifacio, right in the centre of the appellation. This is one of the oldest winegrowing areas in Italy (and maybe even the world), with a history that goes back over 2000 years. The Ancient Romans were known to plant vines in the area, which today have evolved into the local Garganega white varietal that makes up the largest percentage of Inama’s production. What wines does Inama make? Garganega grapes - by Inama Winery Inama produces red and white wines that are heavily territory-driven in style. They are innovative wines that focus on terroir rather than variety. White Soave Classico – Inama produces four styles of wine under the Soave Classico appellation that are made with Garganega grapes Chardonnay – this wine is a novelty as it is 100% Chardonnay but displays the terroir of volcanic and chalky soils Vulcaia Sauvignon – these award-winning wines are part of the Sauvignon del Veneto IGT appellation and are extremely unique for being the only entirely sauvignon wines grown in volcanic soils. The two labels in this series, Vulcaia Fumé and Vulcaia Sauvignon are truly emblematic of Inama’s philosophy to favour territory over variety. Red In the Colli Berici, Inama grows a long-forgotten native vine called Carmenere, giving it new life in four different styles of wine. They also grow two Bordeaux varietals, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, that display the depth of volcanic soils. When and why should we visit Inama? Oratorio di San Lorenzo vineyard - by Inama Winery Like our other Grand Wine Tours in Veneto, Spring through to Fall are the best periods to visit the region and wineries. Inama’s proximity to Verona makes it the ideal day trip if you want to explore the Venetian countryside. The stunning scenery of the Soave area will leave you in awe; steep hills covered in neat rows of vines and dotted with gorgeous country villas. Their award-winning wines and exceptional hospitality are like nothing else you can experience and will definitely be a welcome relax from the crowds. For more information about a Grand Wine Tour to Inama, or anywhere else in Veneto, feel free to contact us. We are so excited to share with all of you the great wines and hospitality of Inama and bring you closer to the Italian culture through wine!