This is the second property of Marinella Camerani who also owns the nearby Corte Sant’Alda, her daughter Alda has now taken charge of the day to day running of the winery. Azienda Adalia is located in the Val di Mezzane sub-zone, a fertile hilly landscape east of Verona with an ancient history of agriculture, which is fast gaining recognition for the quality of its wines. The estate farms organically, and promotes biodiversity by planting olive and cherry trees and leaving fallow areas between their vineyards, which provide habitats for the wildlife that helps fight off pests and diseases. Adalia is a reference to Adalia Bipunctuata, a two dotted ladybird very common in their vineyards, and particularly efficient at keeping aphids at bay. Their food friendly wines: an unoaked Soave, a Valpolicella and a Ripasso, are all made using natural yeast ferments and mostly ageing in stainless steel and emphasise elegance over power.