Mr Antonio Bennati was born in the year 1870 in Cazzano di Tramigna, a few kilometres from the celebrated town of Soave near Verona. At the end of the 19th century Mr Antonio began to produce and sell wine, above all locally, with the famous straw flasks. Antonio was also nicknamed “Toni Recioto” from the homonym Verona sweet straw wine, as the winemaking of the more renowned Amarone had not been discovered yet.
It was in 1920 that his son Annibale Bennati registered the company with the name Cantine Bennati (Bennati Wineries). The purchase of some hectares north of Cazzano took place in those years. This area was already denominated in topographic maps of that time “Cornalè”, which is a current range of wines of the Bennati family. After the second world war, with the entry in the company of the young sons Ezio and Aldo, the winemaking expanded reaching all the most important varieties of Verona wines.