January 18, 2016
In the scope of this year’s Italy theme, in 2016 the vineyards home to Amarone and their history will be the main topic at the third International Terraced Landscapes meeting. For three days from October 9th to the 11th a select group of over two hundred scientists, architects, landscapers, engineers and wine producing entrepreneurs from the five continents will visit Valpolicella, delving into the history, culture and rural construction techniques which have helped make this wine a name.
After China with the mountainous area of Ailao and Cusco in Peru with the Andes mountain range—both Unesco World Heritage Sites—it was Italy’s turn to promote the third international workshop on the policies for protecting, enhancing and promoting the rural history and culture of quality crop farming, with the Veneto Region and Valpolicella at the forefront.
Chairman Christian Marchesini explains, “A wine with a strong identity like Amarone della Valpolicella can’t help but be closely linked to the landscape/rural culture and tradition of its territory. The marogne (typical terracing made with leftover rock or limestone ashlar in order to plant vines on inaccessible terrain) are the primary esoteric cultural elements. The worldwide interest in our vine growing tradition is proof that Amarone della Valpolicella is an ever more international brand.”
So save the date at Anteprima Amarone, organized by the Consorzio Tutela Vini Valpolicella, sponsored by the Veneto Region, Banca Popolare di Verona and the Verona Chamber of Commerce, on Saturday the 30th and Sunday the 31st of January, 2016, at Palazzo della Gran Guardia in Verona. Doors open to the public from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and from 10:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. Info on advance sale of tickets and participating companies at www.anteprimaamarone.it