Giovanni Menti was founded at the end of 19th century in Gambellara. At first, it was just for the family and their neighbors. Since then the estate has grown into one of the most progressive estates in the Veneto.
The estate is farming 7.5 hectares of Garganega in the hills of Gambellara and Lessini. The viticulture is organic using biodynamic methods, a careful approach they mirror with their cellar work. The Mentis are deeply committed to channeling their volcanic soils through their wines and exist entirely outside of the appellation. (Their unofficial slogan is "vino volutamente declassato" or "wine voluntarily declassified.") Their wines will make you reconsider what Soave is all about.