It all started back in 1986 when Franco Tommasi Villa Girardi opened up shop in the beautiful valley that connects San Pietro in Cariano with Fumane.
What's special about this place? Well, nestled within 30 hectares of vineyards is a stunning Venetian Villa built by Luigi Trezza way back in the 1700s!
Surrounded by old trees and gorgeous limestone soil, this area creates the perfect environment to cultivate native Corvina Veronese, Rondinella, and Molinara vines.
You may have also heard of 'Appassimento', which is a technique used here (unique to Valpolicella Classica zone) where grapes are left to wither before being picked for wine-making - resulting in higher concentrations of flavours and aromas.
So if you ever visit this part of Italy be sure to swing by Villa Girardi; it's an experience you won't forget!
Discover all Villa Gerardi wines here!
New Year´s is almost here and we are very excited! It is a long tradition in the gregorian calendar to celebrate December 31 and welcome the new year 2023 with a glass of champagne.
However, given the sparkling wine shortage that the world is currently facing, we need to buy our bottles in advance and store it until the new year. Which brings the question, how can we store these bottles, so they are well preserved until the time of pouring the bubbly drink?
International wines are becoming increasingly popular across the globe. With the rise of global travel, more people have access to different kinds of regional drinks from all over the world.
Many winemakers now offer a wide range of styles, from light and easy-drinking white and rosé wines to full-bodied reds. They also offer a wide variety of sparkling, dessert and even fortified wines like port or sherry.
Robert Parker wines are some of the most sought-after and highly acclaimed wines on the market. Robert M. Parker, Jr. is an American wine critic who is known for his influential 100-point rating system and widely respected palate.
His reviews are very influential in the industry and can often make or break a winery’s reputation, so his advice is taken very seriously.