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Famiglie Storiche: The 2023 Program Is Starting, a Series of Events to Promote the Families’ Amarone Culture in Italy and Around the World


The 54th Winter Notaries of Italy Meeting Opens the Season, in Cortina D’Ampezzo

Verona, February 9th 2023 – Famiglie Storiche, the association of 13 Amarone del Valpolicella producers born in 2009 and chaired today by Pierangelo Tommasi, with the vice presidents Giuseppe Rizzardi and Luca Speri, begins the year by preparing for a series of events to celebrate this great wine and to make Italy and the world aware of the importance and uniqueness of Amarone.

“I am honored to preside over a united and cohesive group of esteemed colleagues and friends, historic companies and guardians of their territory, and to continue the journey that began 14 years ago, with the project of bearing witness to the values that unite us and those of a unique denomination in the world.” – declares the president Pierangelo Tommasi – “This year will be full of activities, both in Italy and abroad, with the aim of affirming the Amarone of the Famiglie Storiche as a contemporary wine that can in all respects be included in the category of international fine wines.”

The first appointment scheduled is the 54th Winter Meeting of Notaries of Italy, which will take place from 9 to 12 February in Cortina D’Ampezzo. During the first evening the thirteen Amarone will be presented and tasted, a reference for each member winery of the Famiglie Storiche.

The tasting of the thirteen Amarone will be led by Luca Nicolis, director of the Antica Bottega del Vino, one of the oldest and most prestigious historic venues in Italy today owned by the Famiglie Storiche. The restaurant, dating back to the sixteenth century, boasts an extraordinary gastronomic proposal and an equally varied and prestigious wine list. «It is a great honor for the Antica Bottega del Vino to participate in the 54th Winter Gathering of Italian Notaries in Cortina d’Ampezzo on 9 February. – declares Luca Nicolis. – Thanks to this invitation we will have the opportunity to showcase the uniqueness of each Amarone and to bring a little “veronesity” with our risotto all’Amarone and some Veneto “cicchetto”.»

The calendar of the Famiglie Storiche, with the aim of creating synergies and collaborations with the territory, includes a partnership with the Teatro Ristori, which from February 8th to March 11th 2023, in Verona, will propose the first edition of the Ristori Baroque Festival, where Baroque Music becomes pop. Over a month of appointments including concerts, showings and other collateral events, with the aim of rediscovering the contemporaneity of Baroque Music which, according to the words of the President of the Famiglie Storiche “goes well with the contemporaneity of a great historical wine such as Amarone, of which we are proud producers, ambassadors and custodians of the cultural values it represents”. The collaboration will also continue during the summer with a series of events at the member’s cellars.

In April, it will be the turn of Vinitaly; the Famiglie Storiche will be present at the international wine show, which this year will be held from the 2nd to the 5th of April, proposing a masterclass on Amarone produced from single vineyards on Tuesday April 4th, precisely to highlight the importance of the territory and its uniqueness in the production of fine wines.

The association will then turn its attention to the overseas public. In fact, the month of May includes three masterclasses in three different US cities: New York, Houston and Miami: a series of events aimed at promoting the philosophy of Historical Families for an audience of selected trade professionals and journalists.

The autumn season will conclude the scheduled events with an incoming dedicated to the horeca sector: an opportunity to network with an important channel and, above all, the fundamental vehicle for the education and communication of Amarone and Valpolicella.

Famiglie Storiche

Famiglie Storiche is the Association created in June 2009 by the union of 10 historic producers in the Valpolicella region. Today it includes 13 members, all of which are prestigious wineries that have been active ambassadors for several generations of “the world of Amarone”: Allegrini, Begali, Brigaldara, Guerrieri Rizzardi, Masi, Musella, Speri, Tedeschi, Tenuta Sant’Antonio, Tommasi, Torre D’Orti, Venturini and Zenato.
These Families, who together bring to fruition a heritage consolidated by each of them over the course of time, as well as a constant commitment to quality in promoting the exceptional wine that goes by the name of Amarone, all have their roots in the fundamental values of history and craftsmanship, expressed in a whole host of different ways. Their efforts are aimed at making known and safeguarding not only their wines, but also one of Italy’s most strategic wine production zones, Valpolicella.

Famiglie Storiche represent:

History: they have belonged to the world of Valpolicella for a great many years and they are deeply rooted in it.

Passion: more than just vine-growers, they are custodians of their terroir.

A Project: the Association was created with the precise goal of bearing witness to the values of a region and a denomination that have no equal anywhere in the world.



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