Nestled on the foothills of Trentino’s “Terra dei Forti” (the Land of the Fortresses) on the border with Veneto, Roeno is owned by the Fugatti siblings (Cristina, Roberta and Giuseppe), who followed in their father Rolando’s (the Ro in RoEno) footsteps in producing fine wines from the native and traditional grapes of their area. Vineyard management and winemaking are in the capable hands of Giuseppe Fugatti, while Roberta manages the restaurant and the hotel and Cristina oversees Marketing and Sales.
Roeno is one of the very few producers of Enantio, an ancient native grape, known already by Pliny The Elder, that has survived for over 2000 years in the valleys of Terradeiforti, and that makes deeply colored, dense and spicy red wines.
Lower Trentino is home to some of the most ancient native Italian grapes, like Teroldego (a parent to Lagrein and Marzemino), Enantio, Marzemino and Nosiola. Blessed by ideal growing conditions, Trentino, albeit small, is home to some of Northern Italy’s most interesting grapes, and like many other Regions in North-Eastern Italy, offers a variety of wines from both native and traditional varieties (brought here by the French and the Austrians as far back as the 1800).