The viticulture story of the Tessari family began in the early years of the 1900's when Amedeo Tessari, known as "Midéo", rented an osteria in Presina, a small area of Albaredo d'Adige. He started out selling wine from the family's own production. They were difficult years in the Tessari household. The arrival of the First World War set the destiny of many families. The new cellar was inaugurated in 2002 which began the dynamic growth of the last ten years of the estate of Ca' Rugate. The arrival of Michele brings a lively entrepreneurial spirit that has permitted its expansion and further affirms the winery both in terms of quality and organization. It is in these last years that more considerable viticulture development has taken place. From 2002 to 2008 around 30 hectors (74 acres) have been purchased in the best areas of Monteforte d'Alpone and Montecchia di Crosara which makes a total of 48 hectors (119 acres).This strategic structural growth is supported by a distribution of the wine that covers 97 provinces of Italy and 23 foreign markets.