About Azienda Agricola Inama

Azienda Agricola Inama are often cast as one of the leading lights of Soave, one of the sign posts for high quality independent wine making in an area plagued by uninspiring bulk production. When it comes to Soave, Inama is right up there in terms of reputation with the likes of Pieropan and in fact, given the hype you would be forgiven for thinking this was a small boutique operation. Yet over the years the Inama family have acquired parcels of vineyards throughout the classico area of Soave and beyond into the unexplored hills of Berici and Stefano Inama can now boast a very sustainable half million bottles a year. Despite their impressive development through, the wines are in fact wonderful examples of what this enclave of the Veneto is capable of.

The roots of Inama’s modern day brand are planted in Soave’s disappointing reputation during the 80s and 90s. To stand out, or indeed to make a point, the company attempted to lead with something new. Stefano wanted to show that the hills to the north east of Verona were actually capable of much better, that the plethora of poor wines was a result of viticultural laziness rather than a flawed territory.

And so, with inspiration taken from the great wines of the Loire Valley, Sauvignon Blanc was chosen as the variety best suited to portraying the territory’s ability to produce quality white wines. The first vintage of ‘Vulcaia’ was released in 1991, along with a fume version.