REDENTORE & DE STEFANI
Since their start in the latter half of the 1800s, the De Stefani family of winemakers has crafted spectacular wines, and this tradition continues today under the experience of the family’s 4th generation winemaker, Alessandro. In Refrontolo, a small hilly village between the two famous Prosecco towns of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, the family began, and they have recently accrued two other vineyards for a combined 40 hectares of total estate.
In 1971, Tiziano De Stefani (Alessandro’s father) moved his family to the Fossalta di Piave where they could grow many different grapes on the clay soils of the old river plain as well as their esteemed Glera vineyards for Prosecco production.
A complete dedication to practices that are as natural as possible means the estate is organically farmed (soon-to-be certified), they rely only on naturally occurring yeasts, and never add sulfites during vinification (since 2009) to make beautiful wines from the many varietals that they have found in their unique terrain.
De Stefani’s Redentore label comes from the younger vines of the estate that will someday be destined to carry the house’s flagship label. All the wines are vinified in the exact same way, but bring incredible value to the estate as a whole. Since 2015, the Redentore wines are made with no additions of sulfites whatsoever, and prove to be the highest quality while showcasing mono-varieties of the estate.