The TENUTA MONTALBANO estate was created in 1962, when Giuseppe Paleari, one of the fathers of canton of Ticino Merlot, sold his land at San Pietro di Stabio to Cantina Sociale Mendrisio, which was eager to manage a vineyard on its own account. In the years which followed, the Winery purchased and rented additional lands, eventually acquiring control of about 20 hectares (200,000 mq2) with about 80,000 vines. These figures make the TENUTA MONTALBANO estate one of Switzerland's largest black grape vineyards within a single district.
Its product range, all offered under the Tenuta label, comprises 2 whites and 3 reds, including an outstanding "Riserva". All multiple award winners, they fully express the quality and strength of the land from which they come.