Speri is situated in the heart of the Valpolicella Classica area in Verona, North-East Italy. Since its establishment in 1874, the estate has been managed by successive generations of the Speri family, who combine centuries-old expertise with cutting-edge technology, shaping it into the esteemed winery it is today. The estate has a long history as a pioneering producer in the Valpolicella area, notably being among the first to produce the iconic wine, Amarone della Valpolicella, in 1958.

Under the guidance of Carlo, the patriarch of the fifth generation, the Speri family, including successors Giampaolo, Luca, Chiara, Alberto, and Giampietro of the sixth generation, along with seventh-generation, Giuseppe, collaboratively oversee the estate's operations across the vineyards, winery, sales and marketing department, administration, and hospitality.

Giampietro meticulously manages vineyards and has spearheaded the transition to sustainable practices, earning them official Organic Certification in 2015. Upholding their proud heritage of cultivating solely indigenous grape varieties—Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, and Molinara—all grapes are exclusively sourced from estate-owned vineyards.

In the cellar, Alberto serves as Head Oenologist, with the assistance of his son Giuseppe, they oversee all production from pressing to bottling. Tradition lies at the core of their winemaking philosophy, preserving the typicity of their terroir and honouring century-old techniques such as the natural drying process of the grapes. Speri produces five wines: Valpolicella Classico, Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore, Superiore Sant'Urbano, Amarone Classico Sant'Urbano, and Recioto Classico La Roggia.

Handling sales, marketing, and hospitality, Luca and Chiara take the helm. As they continue to grow and develop the business, and venture into new markets, Speri maintains a steadfast commitment to sustainability, dedication to tradition, respect for their terroir, all while embracing modernisation. Quality stands as the ultimate objective and this is evident when you taste these wines, they show elegance, depth, and great focus.

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"The Speri 1988 Amarone della Valpolicella Vigneto Sant’Urbano is a masterpiece. Drinking perfectly right now (this bottle at least), Speri ought to be paid by the Consorzio or the Italian government to go serve this beauty all over the world, for one sip is all it will take to get people to fall in love with Amarone. It’s so good I am wondering if I’m being stingy with my score." 98 points, Ian D'Agata, Terroir Sense (February 2024)