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FALSTAFF MAGAZINE – Great points for four of our wines

In the annual  Falstaff autumn trophy tastings our main production Amarone, the 3CRU Amarone della Valpolicella Classico came away with a great score followed closely by it’s rarer, bigger brother CALCAROLE, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva.

Our top Soave Classico wines, the Recioto di Soave and the single vineyard FERRA, Soave Classico fared very well too picking up a 92 and 91 point score, good news for FERRA as  it is the new vintage and this year we have 3 barrels, so a bit more to go around!



November 3rd – 7th 2023 we are going to take part at Merano Wine Festival!

This is one of the top events in the wine calendar, a great opportunity to taste the best of Italy.

We are bringing three of our awarded wines: VILLA RIZZARDI, Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG Classico Riserva, 3CRU, Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG Classico and DELARA, Montebaldo Bardolino DOC.

Five days, full of events, great wines and delicious food that will take place in Merano, Kurhaus – Corso Libertà, 33 – Merano (BZ)



DELARA, Montebaldo Bardolino DOC, our new CRU Bardolino red has, in it’s very first vintage, been awarded the prestigious top prize of a Golden Crown by renowned, annual wine guide Vinibuoni d’Italia.

Needless to say we are very happy to see this recognition so early in DELARA’s history!


Made in limited quantities from our vineyards in the Montebaldo cru zone, DELARA is a reflection of what is capable from Corvina grown on our terroir. A beautiful, bright, ruby wine whose personality is a mixture of elegance, vibrancy and complexity.


Alongside DELARA we were also awarded 4**** ratings for 3CRU, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG 2018 and FERRA, Soave Classic DOC 2021, a nice start to the autumn!

Top 10 Chiaretto di Bardolino for summer

KEYA Chiaretto di Bardolino Classico DOC 2022 gets chosen by Decanter as one of the summer’s top ten rosés. 

Available in good restaurants and wine shops in Italy and around the world and of course, here in our winery shops in Bardolino, Cavaion and Negrar.

“A historical name of the Bardolino district, with ancient noble ancestry, Guerrieri Rizzardi has elaborated an original mix for this Chiaretto: 75% Corvina, 5% Rondinella and 10% of both Sangiovese and Merlot. The 50-year-old vines dig deep into the mineral soils, producing a citrussy, sapid and incisive wine with a long finish. Perfect with typical summer cuisine.”

91 points 

Big scores from VINOUS

Five of our wine were tasted by Vinous media’s specialist for northern Italy and the results were most welcome indeed!

Stocks are limited and demand is high, especially for the top two wines – so be quick!


VINOUS  2023
2016 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva Calcarole96Producer: Guerrieri Rizzardi
2016 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva Villa Rizzardi95Producer: Guerrieri Rizzardi
2020 Rosso Clos Roareti92Producer: Guerrieri Rizzardi
2018 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 3 Cru91Producer: Guerrieri Rizzardi
2020 Montebaldo Bardolino Delara89Producer: Guerrieri Rizzardi

Guerrieri Rizzardi joins Rosés de Terroirs

We are happy and honoured  to have been invited to join The International Association of Rosés de Terroirs.

After a benchmark tasting, our signature Chiaretto di Bardolino Classico, KEYA has been selected along with the fine Chiaretto from Le Fraghe to become a part of this excellent association.

The two rosés from Bardolino join with the wines of 32 other producers from the renowned French appellations of Tavel, Bandol, Côtes De Provence amongst others.

The 2020 vintage of KEYA, Chiaretto do Bardolino DOC Classico  will be on tasting next week at Vinexpo Wine Paris at the Cru Tavel stand at Hall 4 E 305.

The 2021 vintage will be coming soon…

Tre Bicchieri – VILLA RIZZARDI Amarone Riserva 2015

VILLA RIZZARDI, Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG Classico Riserva  2015 has been awarded Tre Bicchieri by Gambero Rosso Vini D’Italia (2022 Edition)

We are thrilled to have won our 12th Tre Bicchieri and especially as it is for the 2015, the first vintage of Villa Rizzardi in its new form as a Riserva.

Only 2,222 cases of six were made of this special wine, all numbered bottles and designed to mature for years

A summer of ‘Vino Rosa’








KEYA, Bardolino di Chiaretto DOC Classico  2020

95 points

Gorgeous aromatics; slightly deeper pink which carries through on the palate as a fuller wine; still with bracing and refreshing acidity; persistent; lovely hint of bitterness in the finish. Michael Apstein

KEYA, Bardolino di Chiaretto DOC Classico  2020

92 points

Bright old pink in appearance. Delicate and fragrant nose of fresh flowers, in addition some sour cherry and raspberry notes. Round and supple on the palate with a subtle onset gaining in body followed by fine raspberry fruit nuances with a soothing flow. Othmar Kiem & Simon Staffler

KEYA, Bardolino di Chiaretto DOC Classico  2020

90 points

The 2020 Bardolino Chiaretto Classico Keya opens up with delicate notes of peach skin, dried orange peel and dusty florals. It’s soft and enveloping with a soothing display of ripe melon and cooling herbal tones. The Keya tapers off incredibly long while maintaining vibrancy, as lingering minerality slowly fizzles out under an air of tropical citrus…. Eric Guido

KEYA, Bardolino di Chiaretto DOC Classico  2020


Touch of rosiness in the colour of this one. Ultra-crisp white citrus, cooking apples dipped in white pepper and crushed raspberries. The acidity in this wine is electrifying. So racy it tastes as if it’s breaking the speed limit in your mouth. Pomegranate pith. Very appetising…..Tamlyn Curren





Our Bardolino rosé wine KEYA Bardolino Chiaretto Classico 2019 has been awarded UNA CORONA (a crown) the top level by one of Italy’s biggest and most important wine guides Vinibuoni d’Italia.

It has been such a big year, despite everything, for our new rosé and to receive yet another important affirmation of KEYA’s quality is a great pleasure for all of us at Guerrieri Rizzardi.

This latest award comes in the wake of KEYA’s selection for Slow Wine’s Best 100 Italian Rosés, 94 points from Falstaff and 91 points from Vinous and makes it our most awarded non red wine to date.

Wine Hunter Award for Soave Classico CUVÉE XX

The 2019 vintage of our Soave Classico, CUVÉE XX 2019 has been awarded a ROSSO Award in this year’s Wine Hunter, the prestigious competition of the Merano Wine Festival.

In previous years it has usually been the Amarone wines that pick up these awards, therefore we are especially pleased to see our Soave do so well.

CUVÉE XX is made from the grapes of our two CRU sites in Soave Classico. It  is a careful, quality selection made after we have selected the grapes for the single vineyard wines COSTEGGIOLA and FERRA.

Available in good restaurants and wine shops in Italy and abroad.

(The XX signifies the 20th century which is when the Rizzardi family added the Soave vineyards to the estates.)

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