The roots of the company have origins in the last century, in 1908 Carlo Cottini worked its vine, situated in the heart of the Valpolicella, where Cottini family has its origin. Carlo was succeded by his son Raffaello, the forth of seven sons, who turned the familiar vine in his own profession, creating a wine cellar and in 1965 purchasing in Caprino Veronese the "Monte Zovo" estate. When in the 2000 his son Diego founded the new business, he called it "MONTE ZOVO", he had a clear purpose in his head: to conserve the tradition of his ancestors through the production of quality wines.
Today Monte Zovo is still situated in Caprino Veronese. Zovo, the hill from which derives the name of the estate. Currently the company possesses 73 hectares dislocated in two splendid estates, placed in highly prized areas and characterized by their valuable wine production. On a hill, at 300 meters of altitude, at the shoulders of the Lake Garda and at the slopes of Monte Baldo, in the Bardolino DOC, you can find the "Monte Zovo" estate where they select the grapes for the production of their Bardolino and Ca'linverno wines..
On an other hill,at 400 meters of altitude, in between of Illasi Castle and the Mezzane valley, in Valpolicella, you can find the estate of Palazzo Maffei, where we select the grapes destined to the important wines of Amarone, Recioto, Valpolicella and Ripasso. The estate takes its name from the Palazzo Maffei build in 1600, with its 40 hectares of surrounding land should had composed the original country house of the Marchesi Maffei family.
In order to reach a prestigious final product, winemaker Diego Cottini follows personally all the production in vineyards and then in winery. The company is equipped of the most modern technologies which combined with the experience and the passion of Diego lead to elevated character and quality products. The aging of the wines is carried out in French oak barriques, situated in the cellars of the winery.