Driving along the highway No.38 in Valtellina, you can see the marvellous vineyards on the Raethian side slopes, fruit of the tenacity of the local growers.
The wine company F.lli Bettini has its seat in S.Giacomo di Teglio, not far from the chief town of Sondrio, in the heart of Valgella’s production area. Established in 1881 it is among the oldest companies producing Valtellina Wines.
The owner, Guido Bettini, has been able to pass to his sons his deep love for this hard but fascinating activity. The family works together in planning the investment concerning both vineyards and cellars, never forgetting the great tradition characterizing the company.
The grapes coming from owned vineyards in the classical areas of Valtellina Superiore docg (controlled and guaranteed denomination of origin) are carefully selected and then vinified in the modern and very well equipped cellars.
The wines for Riservas, Selections and for the Sfursat are matured and refined in precious oak barrels and in French oak barriques, in the “ancient cellars” of the company.
The company Bettini – leaving apart the classic wines of Valtellina – also produces the Spumante Brut-Bianco and the Brut-Rosè, following the strictest classic production method.
500 meters far from the company there is our farm offering, in a characteristic and comfortable farmhouse among the vineyards, a charming rest in the silence of nature, making the tasting of the wines produced in such vineyards even more inviting.
The search for a right balance between tradition and modernization is the main characteristic of this company which has, as its first aim, the high quality of its products.
Touristic information about the surroundings
S.Giacomo is a hamlet of the municipality of Teglio, a village at 900 meters a.s.l. on the Raethic slopes which, in ancient times, was the most important village in the whole valley, giving its name to it.
Interesting for a visit are the Palazzo Besta, an ancient house of the XVI century; the small church of San Martino, the churches of S.Eufemia and S.Stefano, dating back to the XV century and the medieval tower “de li beli miri”, recently restored.
Teglio is also the capital of gastronomy: this is the birthplace of the famous Pizzocheri, emblem – together with Sciatt, Polenta Taragna and rye-bread – of Valtellina cuisine.
The tourist resorts of Aprica, Bormio and Livigno can be easily reached from Teglio.