The origin of the name of Soave wine is legendary. Some say it derives from the writings of Dante Alighieri during his exile in Verona, other sources link it to the Nordic tribe of Swabians who once inhabited the area. What is clear is that Soave's ancestors had already dedicated their precious volcanic land to the cultivation of vines.

The Soave production area is situated in the eastern hills of the province of Verona and includes the municipalities of Soave, Monteforte d’Alpone, San Martino B.A., Lavagno, Mezzane, Caldiero, Colognola ai Colli, Illasi, Cazzano di Tramigna, San Bonifacio, Roncà, Montecchia and S. Giovanni Ilarione.

Volcanic soils make up a large portion of the hillside production of Soave wines and are located in the central area to the east of Lessinia. This soil has unique characteristics that make it extremely fertile and ideal for agriculture. Over the centuries, these hills of volcanic, tufaceous soil, with large calcareous outcrops, have created an ideal harmony of environment and vine variety that has given rise to wines of outstanding quality.
Soave wines are mainly produced from the Garganega grape, which has been cultivated on the hills of the area for at least a millennium. Garganega is in fact the main grape variety of the designation and over the centuries has found an ideal habitat in the surrounding Alpone, Tramigna, Illasi and Mezzane valleys.

The wine production area of the Riondo Winery comprises mainly the area of Colognola ai Colli.
The cultivation of these precious vines has been handed down from generation to generation, right up to the present day, when the wisdom of the winegrowing partners merges and is enhanced with the most prestigious wine making techniques, giving life to our Soave DOC, a wine with a savoury, intense and mineral flavour, typical of the volcanic soil from which its grapes originate.