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Ian D’Agata is a wine writer and author of internationally renowned books, considered one of the leading experts in Italian wine, as well as wines from Alsace, Bordeaux and Canada.

On April 13th, D’Agata got the chance to taste the new vintages of Amarone della Valpolicella from the Famiglie Storiche, an association of 13 wineries that for generations have been producing Amarone.


We are very pleased to learn that all our Amarone wines achieved great scores:


  • 92 points 3 CRU Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2019

“Deep vibrant ruby. Austere chocolaty and herbal nuances to the red and dark fruit flavours. Closes a little warm and tannic on the long lively finish, with a rising peppery note…”.


  • 94 points VILLA RIZZARDI Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva 2019

“Finishes impressively long, with an earthy herbal cocoa note. As good as Guerrieri Rizzardi’s classic 2019 Amarone 3Cru is, this is much richer and longer….”


  • 95 points CALCAROLE Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva 2017

“A very laid-back Amarone in keeping with the characteristics of the year, this boasts truly lovely purity of flavour and much softer tannins than the other Amarone wines made by Guerrieri Rizzardi….”


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VINOUS – Big scores for five of our wines

Big scores for five of our wines by Eric Guido from VINOUS.

The prestigious VINOUS media was founded in 2013 by Antonio Galloni, one of the most influential American wine critics and has since then gone on to be the leading US guide when it comes to Italian wines.

  • 94 points CALCAROLE Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva DOCG 2017

Drinking Window: 2025 – 2035

“The 2017 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva Calcarole is highly expressive, with a bouquet of spiced black cherries, dusty dried roses and cloves. This floods the palate with masses of tart red and black fruits, underscored by salty minerals and contrasted by textures of pure velvet. Juicy acidity maintains a fantastic balance as the 2017 tapers off dramatically long and gently tannic, with a tart raspberry twang that lingers on”.

  • 93 points POJEGA Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore DOC 2021

  • 92 points MUNUS Rosso Veronese IGP 2021

  • 91 points DELARA Montebaldo Bardolino Classico DOC 2021
  • 90 points FERRA Soave Classico DOC 2022


We are happy and honoured that our flagship rosé, KEYA Chiaretto di Bardolino DOC Classico was reconfirmed to be part of The International Association of Rosés de Terroirs.

Rosés de Terroirs is a movement dedicated to the promotion of specialised, terroir driven rosé in France and around the world, wines characterized by deep historical roots and a very strong territorial identity.

After the annual blind tasting of the members’ wines, our Keya Chiaretto di Bardolino was confirmed once again to have the right to be a member of this excellent association for the next three years.

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…

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