The group of the family of Veronese producers ends 2023 with a positive balance, with numerous awards obtained for the wines produced and the growth of wine tourism both at the cellars and at Villa Quaranta Tommasi Wine Hotel & SPA.

Tommasi Family Estates, one of the most established wine producers in Verona, and a winemaking group with eight estates, covering almost 800 hectares of vineyards owned in seven Italian regions, proudly closes the end of a year full of successes and recognitions. During 2023, the company received numerous awards and honors, which attest to its constant commitment to quality and innovation, with the utmost respect for each territory with continuous dedication.

Positive results also achieved by the hospitality in the cellar both at the structures active in Pedemonte di Valpolicella, in Montalcino in Tuscany and in Basilicata and by the positive increase in attendance at the property resort, the historic Villa Quaranta in Ospedaletto di Pescantina.

«We are satisfied with the results obtained during this year; certainly a not easy 2023 due to the international economic situation with unstable markets and a clear slowdown in the global economic cycle. – declares Pierangelo Tommasi – We are proud of the strength of our brand which, by remaining firm on the values ​​of each individual territory and committing itself to increasingly higher quality standards, has deserved numerous awards for the wines produced in every region in which we are present. Awards that went both to great wines such as Amarone or Brunello, and to “everyday” or ready-to-drink wines, demonstrating the high quality of the entire range. We are proud of the positive results achieved also in our hospitality with over 6,000 visitors for tours and tastings in the cellar with a 35% increase in our estates, namely the historic headquarters in Pedemonte, Casisano in Montalcino and Paternoster in Basilicata, and also in Villa Quaranta , which to date has recorded a growth of 25% compared to last year, despite the fact that in the first 5 months of the year, there were 18 rooms and two meeting rooms under renovation”.

A memorable 2023 for Tommasi Family Estates from the point of view of wine awards: the Ca’ Florian Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva docg 2015, in addition to the 5 bunches of Bibenda, obtained a score of 95/100 from Wine Journal – Eros Teboni, Doctor Wine and Le Guide dell’Espresso, 94/100 from Falstaff, and the Corona di Vini Buoni d’Italia. The Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG 2019 deserved 93/100 from James Suckling, 92/100 from Falstaff and 91/100 from Club Enologique, while the Merano Wine Festival awarded it gold. The Ripasso Valpolicella Classico Superiore doc 2020 deserved 92/100 from James Suckling; the Rafaèl Valpolicella Classico Superiore doc 2021 obtained 90/100 from Falstaff and Wine Spectator. Le Fornaci Lugana doc 2022 boasts 91/100 for Decanter and gold at the Sélection Mondees Des Vins in Canada, while Le Fornaci Lugana Riserva doc 2019 with 92/100 for Vinous, Decanter and Falstaff.

The other estates of Tommasi Family Estates have also achieved important results.
The wines of Casisano, the Tuscan project of the Tommasi family, have thrilled critics. The Colombaiolo Brunello di Montalcino Riserva docg 2017 has, in fact, won the 4 vines of AIS Vitae, in addition to the scores of 95/100 from Vinum and 94/100 from Wine Enthusiast. The Brunello di Montalcino docg 2018 was highly appreciated with a score of 93/100 from James Suckling, 92/100 “Top Value” from Decanter, 92/100 from Wine Spectator and Falstaff and gold at the Canadian Sélection Mondels Des Vins. Also in Tuscany, the Cabernet Sauvignon Toscana igt 2020 from the Poggio al Tufo estate in Maremma obtained a score of 90/100 Top Value from Wine Spectator.

 

The references of Paternoster, the historic brand from Basilicata, are also very good: Don Anselmo Aglianico del Vulture Superiore docg 2017 deserved the 4 vines of AIS Vitae, the scores of 95/100 from Doctor Wine, 93/100 from Guida Veronelli with the three gold stars. The Synthesi Aglianico del Vulture doc 2019 deserved, however, the Best Buy from Wine Enthusiast with a score of 90/100, in addition to the Bere Bene award from Gambero Rosso and 95/100 from Le Guide Dell’Espresso. The Vulcanico Falanghina Basilicata igt 2022 91/100 by Wine Enthusiast, which included it in the Top 100 Best Buy 2023 list. In the same Top 100 Best Buy 2023 list also the Apulian brand Masseria Surani with the Primitivo di Manduria 2020 with a score of 91 /100; Wine Enthusiast also awarded Best Buy the Surani Fiano Puglia igt 2022 with 90/100.

Caseo, the estate in the Oltrepo Pavese, home of Pinot Noir and bubbles, deserved a score of 91/100 from Falstaff with its 470 Pinot Noir Metodo Classico brut 2017, while the 410 Chardonnay Metodo Classico brut 2018 achieved gold at the Merano Wine Festival. Four Rose Camune from Viniplus, however, for the 530 Pinot Nero Rosé Metodo Classico brut 2017, in addition to the score of 91/100 from James Suckling and Falstaff.

 

Finally, great success also for the new De Buris Valpolicella Classico Superiore doc 2017 which won the 4 vines of AIS Vitae, deserved 92/100 by Wine Spectator, and which will accompany the launch of the award-winning De Buris Amarone della Valpolicella Classico next spring Riserva docg 2011, formerly Tre Bicchieri Gambero Rosso, Fero Ais Award for Best Red Wine for Aging and Cellar Selection with 96/100 by Wine Enthusiast and 94/100 by Robert Parker Wine Advocate.

 

The American magazine Wine Spectator, among the most authoritative and influential in the world, has awarded the Borgo Antico restaurant in Villa Quaranta with the Best of Award of Excellence recognition for the tenth consecutive year. The award is intended for restaurants that have stood out for their excellent and quality wine lists, in harmony with the cuisine offered and complete with accurate information; the Borgo Antico restaurant, with its 800 labels and wide selection of old vintages and references from different wine regions, was certainly among the most worthy.

«Our family – concludes Pierangelo Tommasi – is very proud to have obtained so many awards. Satisfaction and gratification that we like to share at the end of a challenging year. The credit certainly goes to the entire working group: a hard-working and cohesive team, which was able to interpret and make the most of the values ​​of sharing, trust and quality of the Tommasi Family Estates brand, a brand that stands out for its seriousness, respect and planning . In fact, a complex but stimulating 2024 awaits us, full of programs, with a sustainability and certification plan that we have been working on for some time, expansion and improvement works on all our production and hospitality facilities and the project for the new cellar at the Le Fornaci estate in Desenzano del Garda, which will start in the second part of the year”.

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TOMMASI FAMILY ESTATES

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 in Orvieto, the acquisition of a held on Etna in Sicily in 2022 and a partnership in Chianti Classico with La Massa – the group aims to create great wines, enhancing each individual territory.
The De Buris cultural and wine project completes the picture, linked to the Valpolicella Classica area, the recovery of Villa De Buris and the Amarone Classico docg 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, linking 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.