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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

Merano Wine Festival 2022

Some great results at the Merano Wine Awards this year,  including a GOLD for the new vintage of CALCAROLE, Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG Classico Riserva.

We will be back at Merano festival showing our wines on the 4th – 8th of November this year. Hope to see many old and new friends there!

Improving a cru vineyard

Even though it is the height of summer and temperatures soar, the work does not stop.
After the harvest of 2020 we took away some very old and tired vines which were planted by the pergola method back in the 1960s and now is the time to restructure the vineyard.

We are working and preparing the soil for the new vineyard: first by removing the surface soil and then breaking the first half metre to metre of the limestone rock underneath (in order to allow the new vines’ roots to go deeper); once this is done the surface soil will be re-positioned again on top of the broken limestone rock. After this we combine two sections of the vineyard to make a more stable terrace for future generations of vine.
It is a lot of work but once finished this will be another part of the cru of Costeggiola that will flourish in years to come.



Falstaff Amarone & Recioto Trophy 2022

Very happy with some nice big scores from Falstaff International Wine Magazine.

Calcarole, Villa Rizzardi, and 3CRU all continue to score highly in this annual prestige competition.

  • CALCAROLE, Amarone Della Valpolicella DOCG Classico Riserva 2015 93 points 
  • VILLA RIZZARDI, Amarone Della Valpolicella DOCG Classico Riserva 2015 94 points 
  • 3 CRU, Amarone Della Valpolicella DOCG Classico 2017 93 points


We just wish we had many more bottles in the cellar!!!

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