Cecilia Beretta is a small, family-run wine estate based near Verona in north-east Italy’s Veneto wine region. Set up in the 1980s as a viticultural research centre by prominent local winemaking family Pasqua, Cecilia Beretta is still owned and run by Pasqua but operates as an entirely separate venture. Named after local nobleman Giuseppe Beretta who built the estate’s splendid villa in the 17th century, the estate comprises 89 hectares of prime limestone-rich vineyards in the rolling hills of Valpolicella and Soave. Now the focus of the family’s quality wine aspirations, Cecilia Beretta is winning increasing critical acclaim for its top wines, recently garnering the coveted ‘Tre Bicchieri’ (Italy’s most prestigious wine award) for its AmaroneTerre di Cariano from prized vineyards in the heart of Valpolicella. The wines of Cecilia Beretta are exclusive to Corney & Barrow in the UK.