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Verrazzano on Wino z rowerem

Castello di Verrazzano in the article of Katarzyna Maj, "Wino bez roweru na etykiecie" on the blog "Wino z rowerem", which explores the world of wine connected to the world of bicycles and cycling, recalling our Chianti Classico as Official wine of 2013 UCI Road World Championship.

“Cantine Aperte 2014”, Sunday 25th May

Programme Guided visit to the gardens of the estate and to the historical ageing cellars followed by a guided tasting of Rosé Verrazzano IGT and Chianti Classico DOCG.
Tours are held about every 30 min. (from 10am to 1pm and from 3pm to 6pm)
The reservation is not required.

Cantine Aperte

Verrazzano on "Italian Notebook"

Castello di Verrazzano in the article of Victoria de Maio "In search of the Black Rooster" on the blog "Italian Notebook – Italy Travel Tips"

Verrazzano on "Red Report Magazine"

Castello di Verrazzano on "Red Report Magazine – Brasil"

Piazza del Vino - Florence

Wednesday November 28 Castello di Verrazzano partecipated with his wines to a tasting organized by Ristorante Piazza del Vino.

Scarpati - Wuppertal

Saturday November 24 Castello di Verrazzano was the protagonist of a dinner with tasting at Scarpati Restaurant in Wuppertal.

Scarpati

Verrazzano on Wine Spectator

Our 2009 Chianti Classico is a Wine Spectator daily pick!

Painter Labral at Verrazzano

Labral is on vacation at Verrazzano farmhouse.
The artist portrays the charm of the area through his drawings and paintings preferably made with the oil technique and has long been capturing the lines and shapes of the Chianti landscape and in particular those of Castello di Verrazzano in his works.
This year he decided to spend a few days of full immersion in the atmosphere that is so dear to him. Visitors arriving at Verrazzano these days will have the surprise to find the painter at work with his easel, brushes and palette. We recommend silence and discretion to keep the magic of our country to which the painter is so fond.
From all the staff at Verrazzano a heartfelt thank to the painter for his preference

Daniel Ferro Vocal Program

From July, 20 the artists of “Daniel Ferro Vocal Program” will be on stage.
A new season and “old friends” back to Greve in Chianti: the artists of the Daniel Ferro Vocal Program. The 18th edition of “Daniel Ferro Vocal Program” will be held once again in the cozy rooms of the elementary school of Greve in Chianti, made available by the Town Council which supports the initiative with warmth and sponsors it since its beginnings. Once again, a group of pianists and maestros from different countries is coming to Greve to support Maestro Daniel Ferro: Peter Castaldi, Claudia Kunz, XunMei Liu, Massimiliano Bullo, Grainne Dunne, Beatrice Bartoli, Taisiya Pushkar along with Conductor Bruno Rigacci and Director Anna Roos.
This year, anyone can have the opportunity to "share" the experience and intense days of work and study of this group of artists, concerts and participation in daily life as music lovers and visitors of the beauty of Tuscany. Those interested can join the lnsider’s View of Tuscany: www.ferrovocalprogram.org.
July, 20 at 8pm the inaugural concert at Castello di Verrazzano in Greve in Chianti, July, 27 at 9pm at Castello di Vicchiomaggio, August, 3 at 9pm Pieve di S. Leolino in Panzano in Chianti, August, 8 at 9pm Chiesa di S. Croce, main square in Greve in Chianti.

Best Of Wine Tourism 2012

On the occasion of the competition "Best of Wine Tourism 2012", the international network “Great Wine Capitals” awarded Castello di Verrazzano with the gold medal as a tourist destination of excellence in the category "Innovative experiences in wine tourism" for the ability to constantly innovate the tradition of one of the oldest stories of Chianti, with ever various initiatives and for being always attentive to the requirements of their visitors.

Wine & Spirit - Special issue winter 2011

Our Chianti Classico Riserva 2004 just received 94 Point rating – Wine & Spirits magazine’s Top 100 Wines of the Year and BEST CHIANTI CLASSICO.

Harvest time also at our Cantinetta in Florence

Daniel Ferro Vocal Program at Castello di Verrazzano

As a tradition over the past sixteen years, on July 16 Maestro Daniel Ferro and the prestigious Opera Academy of New York will hold a concert at Castello di Verrazzano.
The opening event at Castello di Verrazzano provides a concert with free admission and a dinner on personal invitation.
NB: A limited number of seats for dinner is available to the public at a promotional price and supportive to the Academy directly at the Tourist Office of the Municipality of Greve in Chianti, tel. 055 8546299.

Piazza del Vino - Florence

On Wednesday May 26 Castello di Verrazzano was hosted for a dinner-degustation at Restaurant "Piazza del Vino".

Berliner Weinführer 2010

Verrazzano Day 2010

The annual Verrazzano Day was held on April 17, 2010 at Castello di Verrazzano with a rich programme of events:

Presentation of the exibition "Le armi di Colombo tra leggenda e realtà", from Museo Casa Siviero in Florence

Twinning between Greve in Chianti and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware that recently dedicated a monument to Giovanni da Verrazzano

Cancellation stamp dedicated to the anniversary of the discovery of the New York Bay by the navigator Giovanni da Verrazzano (April 17, 1524)

Special guest, the Italian boxer Nino Benvenuti, winner of the world championship in New York on April 17, 1967

Wine & Degustation, March 2010 (Czech Republic)

Best of wine Tourism 2010

Castello di Verrazzano won the gold prize of Best of Wine Tourism 2010 in the category Architecture, Parks and Gardens again after 5 prizes already awarded in other categories in past editions. The international competition is open to companies specialized in wine tourism. Promoter of the initiative is the International Network of Great Wine Capitals which includes 8 cities in the world with a strong wine vocation: Florence, Bordeaux, Bilbao, Cape Town, Mainz, Mendoza, Porto and San Francisco-Napa Valley. The winning companies were selected on the basis of requirements of hospitality and services, as well as a careful self-assessment of the jurors.

Cristina Arencibia, "Venecia, Florencia y Roma y sus históricas herencias", El Nuevo Herald 15.11.2009

"Ubicado sobre una colìna, aproximadamente a 40 minutos desde Florencia, está el Castillo de Verrazzano y su conocida bodega de vinos. Rodeado de grandes jardines, junto al castillo hay una enorme ancla, que perteneció al barco en el cual el explorador italiano Giovanni da Verrazzano navegaba cuando descubrió la bahía de Nueva York.
[...] El vino Chianti clásico de Verrazzano tiene muy bien cuerpo y sabor. Lo mismo su delicado aceite de oliva extra virgen, hecho sólo con aceitunas cultivadas en Verrazzano."

4 stars for Riserva 2006 - winesurf.it

Delaware, a monument to Giovanni da Verrazzano

Daniel Ferro Vocal Program at Verrazzano

July - August 2009

The Daniel Ferro Vocal Program and its group of talented artists reach an important milestone this year, the fifteenth consecutive season in Greve in Chianti. Each year they attract a large group of lovers of vocal music and opera, which fills the gardens and recital halls for five splendid performances for visitors and citizens of Greve and the sorrounding area.

Primavera al Castello

Sunday 15, 22 e 29 March 2009 at 11 am guided visit to the Castle (woods, vineyards, gardens and historical cellars) followed by a tasting of our wines and Chianti gastronomic specialities. Welcome spring with us!

For bookings and further information please call +39 (0)55 854243 or send an e-mail to winetour@verrazzano.com

Annuario dei migliori vini italiani 2009 Luca Maroni

La cucina italiana

November 2008

Mondo 53 Gerhard Eichelmanns Weinzeitschrift

Germany 2008

Wine Best 100, Korea 2008

Decanter: 5 stars for Chianti Classico 2006 and Chianti Classico Riserva 2005

August 2008

Castello di Verrazzano, Chianti Classico 2006: Cherry and earth aroma. Almost smoky fruit on palate, smooth and mouthfilling. Should get even better with a little time. 2008-2012.

Castello di Verrazzano, Chianti Classico Riserva 2005: Slightly closed, but a large-scale, Sangiovese-dominated Chianti, juicy and long finishing. Needs time. 2010-2022.

Luxury Winery Estates

Decanter: 5 stars for Chianti Classico 2005

Forbes Korea

The New Yorker

At Castello di Verrazzano Carlo Baldini awarded with the honorary membership

October 2007

Luigi Giovanni Cappellini awarded by "Genio Fiorentino"

May 20, 2007

On Sunday May 20, during the events for "Genio Fiorentino" the novelties and the excellencies in the Province of Florence were awarded. Castello di Verrazzano, in person of Luigi Giovanni Cappellini, received the award for the innovation in the communication for the WINEDESIGNCONTEST2007. For more information on the winning initiative: www.winedesigncontest.it

WINEDESIGNCONTEST 2007 - press release

January 2007

WINEDESIGNCONTEST 2007

December 2006

The historical Chianti Classico estate, Castello di Verrazzano, is pleased to announce a new enterprise: a competition for web design. The WINEDESIGNCONTEST 2007 is a competition of ideas for the realisation of a multimedial presentation of the new Chianti Classico vintage. The competition has been devised together with Florence University - Degree Course in Industrial Design - and Firenze Design.

Luigi Giovanni Cappellini, owner of the estate, would like to underline the true spirit of the enterprise: We , the people of Verrazzano, an estate steeped in the history of Chianti, defender of the many noble aspects of Tuscan wine making, felt the necessity to communicate something new and to represent the dynamic nature of the estate. In fact, even though the estate is set in an environment of stone and crenellated towers, the spirit of Verrazzano is dynamic and modern, an aspect represented by the fact that the average age of the staff is very young. One feels almost to have the right to affirm that this is a young historical enterprise!

The competition is better described on the website www.winedesigncontest.it

For information: info@verrazzano.com

Falstaff

December 2006

Gold Medal Best of Wine Tourism 2007

November, 2006

Castello di Verrazzano awarded for the third consecutive year by the local panel of this contest, addressed to the companies involved in the enhancement of the matching wine-tourism.

We are proud to announce our Gold Medal in the category Parks, Gardens & Environment, important recognition for our continuous work in developing local culture and history, for our efforts in caring for our structure and environment, as well as for our capability in welcoming visitors requests.

This result will allow us to participate in the international contest, together with the finalist companies from the other Great Wine Capitals in the world.

Waiting for that moment, we are happy to share with you the joy of this result.

Harvest at Verrazzano

October, 2006

In those days of full work for the vintage, in a period that for us it's the most important of all the year because of its power of deciding our future products, some junior schools brought at our castle lots of children who with their fun, vivacity, wish to learn the secrets of such a mysterious world, our world, they made us very pride and actually they found for us the reasons to do always more than the best...

That it is, as it's wonderful working with the awareness that you can offer not only products of the best quality but also, and maybe first of all, it's really important feeling ourselves a part of who spreads a knowledge of our tradition, a tradition that makes us tied to our country and that for this reason it always remembers us who we are and from where we come; all this it's a very special mission for us, a mission at which we think of taking part, even if a little part, and, why not, just beginning from the sweet eyes of those children who look at us with a big wish to learn.

Told you this: Good Harvest!