Great Wine Capitals: Villa Quaranta Tommasi Wine Hotel & SPA is the Global Winner Best of Wine Tourism International Award. A great accolade for the Tommasi family’s hospitality. Villa Quaranta Tommasi Wine Hotel & SPA, the historic residence of the Tommasi family, in the heart of the Valpolicella Classica, is the Global Winner at the Best of Wine Tourism International Award 2020. The Best of Wine Tourism International awards, the international competition that rewards excellence in world wine tourism, was held last night in Bordeaux, France during a gala dinner attended by the regional winners nominated last June, the authorities of the Chamber of Commerce of Bordeaux and Verona, and the Consuls from each participating country. «We are very honored to receive this coveted award, which rewards the foresight of an investment made by our parents in 1992. – Michela Tommasi states – Since then, our family has worked to spread knowledge and appreciation of the unique territories of Verona and the Valpolicella Classica, here in Italy, and throughout the world. We speak of beauty and the intrinsic values, not only through wine production, but also by expanding the touchpoints to hospitality, which has always been in our DNA. Today, Tommasi represents Italian excellence with award winning wines present in more than 70 countries around the world. Today, we are particularly proud to have had this opportunity to also shine in the international spotlight for our wine hospitality business» The prize confirms the innovation and excellence of wine tourism at Villa Quaranta Tommasi Wine Hotel & SPA worldwide within the project of the Great Wine Capitals, the network created between ten capital cities of world wine excellence ( from Bilbao to Adelaide, passing through Bordeaux, Napa Valley, Chile and Argentina), and to Italy, represented by Verona. The competition rewards those establishments that stand out for the excellence of their wine tourism-related services within various categories. The judges evaluate cultural, artistic and architectural aspects, sustainable practices in the tourism sector, as well as the overall quality of the accommodations and catering. «A few months ago we were nominated the regional winner in Verona in the hospitality category, and went on to compete for the International award among the other 9 regional winners nominated from other cities. – continues the director Luca Carrara – A heartfelt thanks goes to the whole Tommasi family for the continuous courage to invest in improvements to the products and services at Villa Quaranta, which allows us to compete with the best of global wine tourism and win. Needless to say, all the investments in the world would be useless without a first class staff. I am proud to say that I manage a great group of competent professionals, passionate about what they do here every day.» «The welcome of a family, the services of a fine hotel, the eclecticism of a complex that has grown and evolved over the years, as well as the teamwork exemplified by the commitment of the staff – says Barbara Tommasi – have resulted in a high-quality process of development of which we are very proud. Hospitality is a fundamental and strategic part of the overall vision of Tommasi Family Estates. Not only wine, but also a sum of the experiences and emotions that are connected to it. From the shared enjoyment of dining together, to the wellness and meeting opportunities: all of these are available in a unique and exclusive venue that will satisfy the demands of any consumer.» In all of Tommasi’s locations that provide hospitality, from Villa Quaranta to the Mazzanti Hotel in the center of Verona and the nearby Caffè Dante Bistrot, as well as the Poggio al Tufo Agriturismo in the Maremma area of Tuscany – and, last but not least, at the historic Winery at Pedemonte, which has now been completely refurbished – one can enjoy unique experiences in absolutely authentic settings. Each of them bear the identity of a family that has transmitted the values of craftsmanship and quality for four generations. Villa Quaranta is an integral part of the Tommasi family’s corporate strategy, which promotes the rich traditions, culture and terroir of the Valpolicella Classica. The area is imbibed with the beauty of its wines, the vine-clad hills, quaint towns and natural attractions, and together, represent a constant source of inspiration as we enthusiastically continue to find ways to delight our guests with unforgettable experiences.