Grazzana, Italy, October 12, 2022– Bertani is pleased to announce that it has been awarded Winery of the Year in Gambero Rosso’s Guide, Italian Wines 2023. The Italian-based media company Gambero Rosso’s annual guide is considered by oenophiles to be the bible of the best and most relevant Italian wines. 150 years in the making, Bertani Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico is the benchmark for Valpolicella winemaking and an icon for Amarone.
Founded in 1857, Bertani has long been a symbol of pioneering excellence. Renowned for a focus on quality, entrepreneurship and innovation, Bertani is a trailblazer, bucking trends while creating terroir-driven wines that stand out for their clear and unique style. Credited with producing the first Amarone style wine, Bertani houses an extensive historic library of Amarone Classico that proudly includes 45 vintages, all on the market today.
This award is testament both to the unrivaled history and prestige of Bertani’s past, as well as the winery’s remaining potential to be realized under the direction of Andrea Lonardi, Director of Operations, where he oversees the winemaking team.
Lonardi reflects on receiving this important accolade, “It is an honor to steer this iconic winery, leading with innovation and respect for the past at the forefront of our efforts. We take pride in producing elegant wines that reflect the distinct beauty of Valpolicella and our unique land. We believe that Bertani is a brand with a future yet to be discovered and told.”
On October 15th at the Palazzo della Civiltà in Rome, this special award will be presented with the Tre Bicchieri awarded to Bertani’s Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ognisanti 2020. This single vineyard cru wine, alongside Valpolicella Classico Le Miniere, has paved a new path for Valpolicella, focusing on terroir over technique for the first time in the history of the appellation.