The enterprising spirit of Carlo and Caterina was inherited by Giuseppe, one of ten children, who together with his brothers in 1926 acquired the "Antica Osteria ai Portoni Borsari" in Verona where the wines made on the family farm were sold.
In the 1940s, with the outbreak of World War II, he moved with his children Giancarlo and Luigi to the current location in Valgatara, where production and selection of classic Verona wines still continues and develops today. Giuseppe bought most of the vineyards from his brothers and continued his course with the goal of creating high quality products. This was how the current company gradually came into being and when the historic cellar was built, where still today the traditional Valpolicella red wines are aged.
Luigi was determined even as a young boy to continue the family wine business. On coming of age, he initially took charge of wine deliveries in the area and bought the first truck: it was in this period that he came to know various clients and developed his "business spirit", in turn expanding clientele enjoying Campagnola wines.
In the 1970s, he had the intuition of flanking production of high quality wines with "good everyday wine" in response to the needs of a continually growing market. The company expanded even further, whereby its own local production was joined by provincial and regional wines with great success on the market, particularly in Europe and even further afield.
In 1979, young Giuseppe took his place in the company, joining his father and sisters Antonella and Monica in managing Giuseppe Campagnola SpA.
After rewarding initial experiences, Giuseppe took over business development on the Italian and International market, while his father Luigi personally followed up all production stages, especially the selection of the grapes in the vineyard and the vital, delicate drying stage involved in making prestigious Recioto and Amarone wines.
As of the early 1990s, the market increasingly moved towards high-end products: Campagnola, on the strength of its experience and production capacity, focused its efforts on the production of the great Valpolicella red wines inspired by excellence.
Today, the Campagnola company cares for vineyards, selects grapes and collaborates actively with more than 50 wine-growers in the most vocational vineyards around Marano di Valpolicella for a total of about 80 hectares. It also has 30 hectares in the Bardolino area, 25 hectares near Mortegliano in Friuli Venezia Giulia and collaborates with wine-growers in the Soave area with about 20 hectares.
This proudly brings the family company to the fifth generation. Luigi Campagnola handed down to his children and grandchildren with enthusiasm and constant dedication that special bond with the land, love for vineyards and wine, commitment and continued devotion to the art of wine-making, in the certainty that these features, upheld in more than 100 years of history, will continue to live on from generation to generation.
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