Tommasi: wine hospitality is online

The Tommasi family's welcome is now complete throughout Italy. Experiences in the cellars, the farmhouse, the hotels, and the restaurant can be easily booked online at Tommasi Wine Hospitality. Tommasi hospitality becomes accessible to everyone with a click.

Digitalization is a tool available to the world of wine and wine tourism as an opportunity for openness and growth. The Tommasi family has decided to embrace the trend. From any device, future guests can organize and book visits and tastings online at the historic estates in Valpolicella, Montalcino in Tuscany, and Barile in Basilicata. The Casisano and Paternoster wineries are new additions to the Tommasi Family Estate wine visits and tastings.

All this is possible thanks to the new Tommasi Wine Hospitality portal. The platform includes all of the Tommasi family’s hospitality venues: Villa Quaranta Tommasi Wine Hotel & Spa with the Borgo Antico restaurant and the Valpolicella thermal baths, the Mazzanti Hotel and the Caffè Dante Bistrot in the center of Verona; the Poggio al Tufo farmhouse in Pitigliano, in the heart of the Tuscan Maremma.

“Hospitality has always been part of the DNA and history of the Tommasi family. Seeing visitors again in the cellars and at our accommodation facilities is a great satisfaction – explains Pierangelo Tommasi – A return and a rediscovery for Italian tourists (about 60%) and foreign tourists (40%), who mostly arrive from Europe. First are Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium, Scandinavia, and the United Kingdom. These are countries where consumers have known Tommasi wines for some time and who, finally, can return to visit the territories where the product comes to life. The new online portal stems from the desire to bring the public closer by creating easier access to all the different initiatives we organize at our estates.”

«We are delighted to witness a return to the same enthusiasm and the same numbers as 2019. If the current visitor trend continues, our forecast should allow us to close 2022 with significant growth. – continues Michela Tommasi – We are confident that this ferment will continue until the end of the year, thanks in part to the new portal that will allow us to offer better service and accurately monitor the flows and stays in our facilities.”

Each online proposal is designed to discover wine in all its facets, especially for wine enthusiasts or those new to the world of wine. The offerings range from tastings, cooking classes, and e-bike tours through Valpolicella vineyards at the Tommasi winery. “Spa & Wine” treatments are available, a real immersion into the grape as an ingredient for the well-being of body and mind, just like it happens at Terme della Valpolicella, the Thermal spa facility at ​​Villa Quaranta.

“Villa Quaranta was the first Hospitality project, among the first in Italy for the trait union that it was able to create between hospitality and wine – explains Barbara Tommasi – it was the end of the 1980s when it was pioneering to talk about hospitality linked to wine. This business model has been a market benchmark that we are now extending to the other estates in Italy that we are proud to represent.”

Tommasi Family Estates speaks more and more of Italy.

Through the website, experiences at Casisano, the Tuscan estate in Montalcino, which recently opened to the public, and at Paternoster, in Vulture, the land of Aglianico, can also be booked.

The creation of the Tommasi Wine Hospitality portal was the natural result of the Tommasi family’s ongoing commitment to wine tourism, the perfect starting point to accompany wine lovers, customers, and those simply curious on a real journey into the world of Italian wine. To become increasingly responsive and digital was a challenge Tommasi took head-on to offer a service as tailored as possible for each customer.

Visit website tommasiwinehospitality.com

TOMMASI FAMILY ESTATES

A family and a group that work for the present and the future of Italian wine. Tommasi represents the history of Valpolicella and beyond. With eight wine estates in seven regions – Tommasi in Veneto, Tenuta di Caseo in Lombardy, Casisano in Montalcino and Poggio al Tufo in Maremma Tuscany, Masseria Surani in Puglia, Paternoster in Basilicata, a project in Umbria ready in 2023, the acquisition of an estate on Etna in Sicily in 2022 and a partnership in Chianti Classico with La Massa – the group aims to create great wines, enhancing every single territory.

The picture is completed by the cultural and wine-growing project De Buris, linked to the Valpolicella Classica area, the recovery of Villa De Buris and the Amarone Classico DOC Riserva.

Four generations of pioneers, explorers, precursors and above all visionaries, attentive to the value of quality in every production phase, respectful of traditional procedures but open to experimentation. With the unique experience and knowledge cultivated and preserved over time, the Tommasi family intends to enhance each territory, binding itself to a path of sustainability and hospitality.

The care for hospitality is expressed through the structures of Villa Quaranta Wine Hotel & SPA in Valpolicella, Albergo Mazzanti and Caffè Dante Bistrot in Verona and Agriturismo Poggio al Tufo in Pitigliano, Maremma Tuscany.


Meet Casisano at Red 2022 Montalcino

On Saturday 11th June the Brunello di Montalcino Wine Consortium will present the first edition of Red Montalcino, an unprecedented event dedicated to Rosso di Montalcino DOC in which Casisano will also participate.

A territory that speaks and reinvents itself through a wine with a modern and immediate charm, accompanied by a good structure and the fragrance of the fruit, typical of Sangiovese.

 

Event program:

Saturday June 11th 2022 – 11.30am
Red Montalcino Presentation and Round Table
Teatro degli Astrusi | Costa del Municipio, 10
Speaker:
Lara Gilmore – President Food for Soul
Antonello Maietta – President AIS
Violante Gardini Cinelli Colombini – Casato Prime Donne
Tommaso Squarcia – Castello Tricerchi
Moderatore: Luciano Ferraro – Vice-editor ad personam Corriere della Sera

WALK AROUND TASTING
Chiostro del Museo | Via Ricasoli, 31 – 16.30 – 19.30
€25.00 per person

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The event also includes a series of events reserved for the press, guests and industry professionals:

Masterclass – 10.00 – 11.00 am
“10 Years of Rosso di Montalcino, from 2020 to 2010”

With Luca Gardini, Wine Critic for Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere della Sera, Forbes and recently nominated “Best Italian Wine Critic in the World”.

Masterclass – 15.00 – 16.00
“The selections of Rosso di Montalcino as a viaticum for the enhancement of territorial identiy”

With Francesco Saverio Russo Wine Blogger and Enoic Divulgator.


Pierangelo Tommasi is now at the helm of Le Famiglie Storiche

The "Famiglie Storiche" elect the new president of the association and that of the Antica Bottega del Vino

Pierangelo Tommasi is now at the helm of Le Famiglie Storiche, taking over from Alberto Zenato, who has concluded his three-year term as President. At the same time, Sabrina Tedeschi has been elected to head up the Antica Bottega del Vino, following on from Tiziano Castagnedi.

Verona, 3rd June 2022

Pierangelo Tommasi is the new President of “Le Famiglie Storiche”. After three years as head of the group, Alberto Zenato has handed over to Pierangelo Tommasi (of the company named after his family) the baton of leadership of the Association that was founded in 2009 and that now includes thirteen historic producers of Amarone (Allegrini, Begali, Brigaldara, Guerrieri Rizzardi, Masi, Musella, Speri, Tedeschi, Tenuta Sant’Antonio, Tommasi, Torre d’Orti, Venturini and Zenato). Tommasi will have as his vice-presidents  Giuseppe Rizzardi of the Guerrieri Rizzardi company and Luca Speri of the Speri firm, with Alberto Zenato and Marilisa Allegrini as members of the Board.

The choice of Pierangelo Tommasi represents a natural succession within the association, which envisages the alternation of the Families in the positions of President and Vice-President: this too reflects the fact that we are a united and cohesive group, each with our own style, but with the same philosophy of production in common

says the outgoing President, Alberto Zenato, who himself succeeded from past-presidents Sandro Boscaini, Marilisa Allegrini and Sabrina Tedeschi.

Pierangelo Tommasi takes over an association that is extremely dynamic – its activities did not even come to a halt during the pandemic – and it is already preparing to face up to an autumn full of events both in Italy and abroad.

“I thank Alberto Zenato for having carried forward so admirably the work and the activities of the Association at a moment in history more difficult than any other our generation has lived through. I am honored to preside over this group of esteemed colleagues and friends – historic companies and custodians of our terroir – and continue following the course that was begun thirteen years ago, with the aim of bearing witness to the values we share, as well as those of a denomination unlike any other in the world. We shall do so with lots of activities in Italy and abroad, developing incoming towards our companies and networking with other entities in our region”.

At the same time as the election of the President of Le Famiglie Storiche, there also took place that for the executive management (also for a three-year period) of the Antica Bottega del Vino which, since 2010, has been the property of Le Famiglie Storiche. This restaurant boasts roots that go as far back as the sixteenth century, and still remains today –  thanks to its history, its menu of typical Veneto dishes, and its extraordinary wine list – a point of reference for the city of Verona and for Italy, as well as being famous all over the world.
The new President is Maria Sabrina Tedeschi, who succeeds from Tiziano Castagnedi, who was in charge for the three previous years. Francesco Allegrini will be her Vice-President, and  Giacomo Boscaini and Antonio Cesari will be counsellors.

Pierangelo Tommasi – President of Le Famiglie Storiche

Pierangelo Tommasi is one of the nine members of the fourth generation of the Tommasi family, which today runs the Tommasi Family Estates.

Having finished his studies, Pierangelo immediately began working full time in the company, performing various roles, from warehouseman to coordinator of tours and tastings for foreign visitors to the winery, before taking charge of foreign markets. The experience he gained (not only as Export Director), but also the fact of being involved in different departments of the company, including new acquisitions and strategies for development, led to his becoming today Executive Director of the family’s  group.

Pierangelo inherited a passion for wine from his father and his uncles, with whom he visited the vineyards since he was a boy, taking part in the harvests and absorbing the virtues of rigor and loyalty.

Pierangelo is happily married, with two children and a dog, and – apart from wine – he has a great love for soccer, both as a player and a fan.

Maria Sabrina Tedeschi – President of the Antica Bottega del Vino

Maria Sabrina Tedeschi graduated from the State University in Milan in Food Science and Technology, and during her course she did an internship at the University of Enology at Dijon (in Burgundy in France).

After her studies, she worked as a teacher of enology and researcher at the Mach Foundation at San Michele all’Adige (near Trento).

Subsequently, her passion for her region and her desire to develop her family company (Società Agricola F.lli Tedeschi) prevailed and so, in 2000, she returned to Valpolicella to work alongside her siblings Riccardo and Antonietta and her father Lorenzo.

Today , she is in charge of the company’s Marketing and Communications department, as well as looking after the export market in the countries of Europe, the East and Far-East.

In the period 2016-2019 she was President of Le Famiglie Storiche. She is a member of the Le Donne del Vino Association.

Le 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.

 

Le 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.


Wine Spectator's Grand Tour is back!

Tommasi is honored to attend the event for the first time together with the most influential wineries of the world

Tommasi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2017 DOCG will be poured

The annual Grand Tour will be returning to its usual springtime dates, with two exciting new locations to provide a fresh take on the event. As always, the Grand Tour walk-around tastings will feature at least 200 wines rated 90 points or higher by Wine Spectator’s editors, along with a delicious selection of food and a souvenir Riedel wineglass. This year’s dates and venues are:

June 4: Las Vegas, at Resorts World Las Vegas
June 10: Washington, D.C., at the Ronald Reagan Building
June 18: Hollywood, Fla., at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

All of us at Wine Spectator look forward to raising our glasses with you once again in June,” said editor and publisher Marvin R. Shanken.

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ProWein 2022

May 15th – 17th

Tommasi booth H16 F01

The next edition of ProWein has finally arrived. The most important international wine fair returns to Düsseldorf from 15th to 17th of May 2022 and is ready to host thousands of producers and visitors from all over the world.
Tommasi Family Estates couldn’t miss this important event!

At Hall 16 Stand F01, the Tommasi staff will welcome trade, media and wine professionals for a taste of the new vintages of our wines, such as Le Fornaci Lugana DOC, Tommasi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG, Tommasi Cà Florian Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva DOCG and Casisano Brunello di Montalcino DOCG.

To book an appointment, please write to livio.bagnara@tommasi.com


Sparkling Sunday on our new patio

Discover Caseo bubbles with 470 Pinot Nero brut Methode Champenoise!

The Tommasi family welcomes you to know more about the Caseo Estate in the Oltrepò Pavese and the history of the winery.

Program

Sundays from June to September 2022

10.30 – 12.30

Tour

Visit the Rafaèl vineyard and the Magnifica wine cellar with the biggest barrel in the world,

the Gallery and the historical winery, where the great wines of Valpolicella Classica refine.

Tasting

1 glass of Caseo 470 Pinot Nero Methode Champenoise;

1 glass of Rafaèl Valpolicella Classico Superiore DOC.

Food

Cured meat and cheese offered by Sapori del Portico.

Set-up

Service in the outdoor area with music.

Price 22€ per person.

Please, book your visit before Saturday at 11 am.

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Vinous rewards Tommasi wines

Vinous released the report on Valpolicella wines by Eric Guido.

Vinous is Antonio Galloni’s vision of a modern-day wine publication. Vinous’s team of renowned critics and writers offers in depth coverage of new releases, retrospectives and verticals of older wines.

We are happy and proud to share the great accolades deserved and what Eric Guido wrote about our wines.

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96 | DE BURIS AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO DOCG RISERVA 2010

The 2010 Amarone della Valpolicella Riserva De Buris pulls you close with an intense and spicy mix of sour citrus, tart cherries, dusty rose and dark, dark chocolate. I like the lift here, coming across as intensely oral and with an herbal twang that balances its rich fruits. This is silky yet vertical, as cooling acids add balance, saturating the palate with intense spice while becoming quite oral and mineral toward the close. It’s youthfully dense and with amazing potential, leaving the palate coated in ne tannins, nearly silty, along with hints of licorice and bitter spice. The 2010 is simply gorgeous, and with the potential to go two to three decades or more.

95 | AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO RISERVA CA’ FLORIAN 2013

Masses of crushed cherries, dried florals, cinnamon, clove and stone dust creates a seductive bouquet as the 2013 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva Ca’ Florian blossoms in the glass. It’s velvety and elegant with masses of dark red fruits and inner spice complicated by intense minerality and fine tannins that slowly saturate. It leaves lavender, licorice and dark, dark chocolate through the finale. This is structured and cool-toned.
Wow, the 2013 is an intense Ca’ Florian for the cellar.

92 | AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO 2017

The 2017 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico opens with a minty freshness, as bright red berries and dusty drieds flowers form in the glass. This is silky and saline in character, with depths of dark red fruits and spices all energized by saline-infused acidity, making for a highly drinkable expression as it develops inner rose tones toward the close. It’s structured and staining with a bitter twang of dark fruits and savory herbs. While you can still drink this today, the best is yet to come. A strapping and deep Amarone.

Giancarlo Tommasi, oenologist

91 | VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO SUPERIORE RAFAEL 2019

More savory than sweet and with wild herbs, tomato leaf, crushed ashen stone and hints of lavender fill the glass as the 2019 Rafael Valpolicella Classico Superiore blossoms. This is silky yet juicy and remarkably fresh with mineral-tinged cherries and a bitter tinge of spice. It finishes long and spicy with depths of minerality and a coating of dark fruits and exotic spices. Salty, intense and at 12%, the 2019 Rafael is a gorgeous and characterful Valpolicella Classico.

90 | LUGANA RISERVA LE FORNACI 2018

The 2018 Lugana Riserva Le Fornaci opens slowly, as an enticing bouquet of crushed rocks, green apples and exotic flowers forms in the glass. It’s silky in texture with medium-bodied weight, displaying an almost-oily sensation, with citrus-tinged orchard fruits and inner florals that arch across the palate. Brisk acids maintain amazing freshness and precision throughout, as the 2018 tapers off both long yet incredibly fresh, with a note of chlorophyll that is hard to describe, yet completely satisfying. I’m tempted to see what a year or two of cellaring might reveal here.


Tommasi Lands in Sicily and Climbs Mount Etna

The historic family of Amarone fame celebrates its 120th anniversary
with the announcement of an exciting new investment in 15 hectares
located in the Etna Rosso and Etna Bianco denominations

The latest investment of Tommasi Family Estates, which this year celebrates its 120th anniversary, is a winery that was founded in the early 20th century on the slopes of Mount Etna. It is located at 570 meters above sea level in the small town of Linguaglossa in the Etna Natural Park, a few kilometers from Taormina.

The estate covers 15 hectares planted to Nerello Mascalese and Carricante grapes respectively for the production of Etna Rosso DOC and Etna Bianco DOC. It is nestled within the breathtaking natural beauty of this part of Sicily, which includes views of the sea and a huge natural formation of lava stone named Pietracannone. There is also a 1,500 square-meter large cellar facility on the property for winemaking and aging. The Tommasi family has yet to give a name to this new property.

«For 120 years we have had the ambitious goal of telling the story of Italy through its winemaking heritage and we are therefore proud to be considered among the best Italian wine ambassadors,” says Executive Director Pierangelo Tommasi. “Today, Etna represents one of the most interesting and exciting wine territories both from a production and business point of view. We are proud to be able to add this appellation to our portfolio with the others that we already represent, such as Valpolicella Classica, Lugana, Montalcino, Vulture in Basilicata and Manduria in Puglia.»

The agreement was signed with the Bambara-De Luca family, historical hoteliers in Taormina. «We have known the Tommasi family for quite some time and we appreciate their family union, combined with industriousness and expertise. These skills allow them to reach objectives beyond the classic Valpolicella area. The Tommasi family has also always had a vocation for the hospitality business, another important point we have in common,” says the Bambara-De Luca family. We immediately found ourselves on the same wavelength, with a common vision of enhancing the territory and its riches. I am sure this collaboration will give further prestige to the Etna region and to wine tourism in the area.»

With this latest acquisition, the Tommasi family now owns a total of 780 hectares of vineyards throughout Italy. Theirs is the story of a great Italian wine family inspired by the pioneering spirit of expert, visionary farmers – as the current generation’s relatives were – to constantly move forward with great dedication, pragmatics, style, and a penchant for experimentation.


Vinitaly 2022 - Tommasi Pad.5 D2

From 10th to13th April 2022 Tommasi Family Estates will be among the protagonists at Vinitaly 2022, the international wine and spirits exhibition scheduled in Verona. A revisited format to ensure the highest quality in total safety for all visitors.

At Hall 5 – D2 in a completely new stand, all operators and enthusiasts will be able to taste the latest vintages of the Tommasi Family Estates:
Tommasi – Valpolicella, Caseo – Oltrepo ‘Pavese, Casisano – Montalcino, Poggio al Tufo – Maremma Toscana, Surani – Puglia and Paternoster – Basilicata.

Below is the program of events and tastings.

MASTERCLASS HISTORICAL FAMILIES

“HISTORICAL FAMILIES – The Amarone 2012: ten years and do not feeling them”
Tuesday 12th  April – from 11.00 am alle 1.00 pm
Sala Argento – Piano -1 Palaexpo  VeronaFiere

Tommasi attends with Ca’ Florian Amarone della Valpolicella Classico docg Riserva 2012

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VINITALY & THE CITY
Vinitaly and the City, the program of events in Verona city center.
Here where and when  tasitng Tommasi wines:

VINITALY in the WINERY
9th April 2022
from 10.30 am to 4.00 pm
Tommasi Welcome Area

Tommasi organizes a unique day of tours and tastings: a Vinitaly in the Cellar!
It will be a wine tasting journey to discover the excellence of wine and the beauties of the places from which they are made;
the opportunity to live an unforgettable experience: the visit to one of the most fascinating wineries in the area and the tasting of wines from 6 Italian regions.

VINITALY in the WINERY

SELETTI STORE 
Saturday 9th April from 6.30pm to 8.00 pm
Via Rosa, 4D

Wine Tasting of
Tommasi Le Fornaci Lugana doc
Tommasi Rafaèl Valpolicella Superiore doc
Caseo Pinot Nero Metodo Charmat

JO MALONE LONDON
Saturday 9th April 2022
from 4.00 pm to 7.30 pm

Wine Tasting of
Le Fornaci Lugana doc
Le Fornaci Rosé igt
Caseo 470 Pinot Nero Metodo Classico


Vinitaly in the Winery

April 2022
Saturday the 9th from 10.30 am to 4.00 pm
Sunday the 10th at 10.30 am and 12.00 am
Tommasi Welcome Area

The appointment with Vinitaly, the largest event dedicated to the world of wine, is finally back.
Tommasi organizes a unique day of tours and tastings: a Vinitaly in the Cellar!
It will be a wine tasting journey to discover the excellence of wine and the beauties of the places from which they are made;
the opportunity to live an unforgettable experience: the visit to one of the most fascinating wineries in the area and the tasting of wines from 6 Italian regions.
The tasting starts from Oltrepò Pavese, home of Pinot Nero-based bubbles and then descends to Tuscany, passing through the prestigious Brunello di Montalcino and the vast and fascinating Maremma. You then can follow itineraries to the south a few steps from the sea of Manduria in Puglia, arriving at the foot of the Vulture volcano in Basilicata.
The wine tasting journey ends with the elegant Lugana of Lake Garda and the remarkable Amarone of the Valpolicella Classica.

PROGRAM

Saturday 9.04.2022
4 time rounds of winery tour

10.30 – 12.00 – 14.30 – 16.00
Sunday 10.04.2022
2 time rounds of winery tour
10.30  and 12.00

8 Wines to choose for the tasting:
TOMMASI
Le Fornaci Lugana DOC 2021
Tommasi Amarone Classico DOCG 2017
CASEO
470 Pinot Nero Metodo Classico Brut 2017
CASISANO
Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2020
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2016
POGGIO AL TUFO
Rompicollo Toscana IGT 2018
SURANI
Primitivo d Manduria DOC 2019
PATERNOSTER
Synthesi Aglianico del Vulture DOC 2017
Vulcanico Falanghina IGT 2021

3 Tour&Tasting Proposals:
Complete tour and tasting of 3 wines with food pairing: € 32,00 p.p.
Complete tour and tasting of 5 wines with food pairing: € 38,00 p.p.
Complete tour and tasting of 8 wines with food pairing: € 45,00 p.p.

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