Tenuta Fernanda Cappello is an Italian wine company that was founded in 1970. It locates in the Friuli region of Northeast Italy. Coming from the Cappello family, Fernanda Cappello currently leads this family business, the estate is in their third generation of production, the first release was in 1969.
Tenuta Fernanda Cappello Wikipedia
The estate Tenuta Fernanda Cappello owes locates on a 135 hectare wide slope at the base of the mountain, which is north of the D.O.C. Friuli Graves area: the flood plains and the moraine hills between Lestans and Sequals are particularly favourable for grape bearing and wine-making. Thus the grapes produced there are comparable to those grown in Bordeaux. Being different from other flat lands, the soil from this flood plain is poor and skeletal. It contains dolomitic limestone fragments composed of the minerals that are critical for producing wines of a good quality.
The Magredi Stones - "Magredo" means "terra magra" ("poor land"), referring to dry and lacking of water because of the stones. In the summer, the landscape changes in the way similar to those desolate heath lands in Southern Italy, or the continental steppes of Eastern Europe. They have a pre-Alpine feel, and because of their natural contents, the European Union has recently included the Magredi Stones in the list of European “Sites of Community Importance”, recognizing their environmental importance. Seeing the importance of “Magredo” to wine-making in this region, the well-known "Magredo” stone becomes the trademark of the Fernanda Cappello estate.
The current owner of the wine company, lady Fernanda Cappello studied in the Ca' Foscari University of Venice and developed a successful career as an architect. After retirement, she returned to the family’s vineyards to continue her father's path in wine-making.
Nowadays, Tenuta Fernanda Cappello produces a variety of white wines such as Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon, Traminer Aromatico, Chardonnay, Friulano, Ribolla Gialla. Apart from white wines, it produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Refosco, some other sparkling wines including Prosecco, as well as a unique brand named Fernanda Spumante Millesimato.