Category: accolades

95 points Doctor Wine for Villa Sandi Prosecco DOCG Cartizze La Rivetta!

We couldn’t be more thrilled to share the news that the Villa Sandi Prosecco DOCG Cartizze La Rivetta has been awarded a whopping 95 points by esteemed Italian wine writer Daniele Cernilli aka Doctor Wine, editor-in-chief of the prestigious Essential Guide to the Wines of Italy. This the second consecutive year that the wine, Villa Sandi’s flagship, has received 95 points from the editors … Read More 95 points Doctor Wine for Villa Sandi Prosecco DOCG Cartizze La Rivetta!

A top American wine blogger features export director Flavio Geretto’s Master Class on Prosecco DOCG

Above: Villa Sandi export director Flavio Geretto led a Prosecco DOCG seminar in Houston in July. Some of the city’s leading wine writers, bloggers, and trade members were in attendance. Last month, Villa Sandi export director Flavio Geretto traveled to Houston, Texas to lead a Prosecco DOCG Master Class at one of the city’s leading wine shops and wine bars, Vinology. Attendees for the … Read More A top American wine blogger features export director Flavio Geretto’s Master Class on Prosecco DOCG

Villa Sandi brings home the gold from Houston Rodeo competition

They finally came in the mail this week: The gold medal and the Texas-sized belt buckle from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo 2019 “Rodeo Uncorked” International wine competition where the Villa Sandi Prosecco DOCG Il Fresco not only brought home the gold but was also named “Reserve Class Champion” (see all the results here). The competition and judging take place each year in … Read More Villa Sandi brings home the gold from Houston Rodeo competition

“This is a Prosecco of great elegance and harmony!” Forbes features Villa Sandi Vigna La Rivetta

We couldn’t have been more thrilled to see Villa Sandi’s Prosecco Cartizze DOCG Vigna La Rivetta featured this week in veteran Italian wine writer Tom Hyland’s piece on “Italy’s Best Sparkling Wines.” Here’s what he had to say about Vigna La Rivetta: “[This] wine is sourced from one of the highest locations of the Cartizze hill and the 2016 version is extremely refined with … Read More “This is a Prosecco of great elegance and harmony!” Forbes features Villa Sandi Vigna La Rivetta

90 points Wine Spectator for Villa Sandi Cartizze La Rivetta

One of the most important things that we’ll be doing here on the Villa Sandi USA blog is that we’ll be aggregating scores, reviews, write-ups, and other accolades for the wines. And there’s no better place to start than Wine Spectator, the leading English-language resource for fine wine today and a favorite magazine (and site) for Italian wine lovers. Senior editor for Italy Alison … Read More 90 points Wine Spectator for Villa Sandi Cartizze La Rivetta

High praise for Vigna La Rivetta from an unlikely source: The Piedmont Post

Not a lot of people beyond the affluent Bay Area suburb of Piedmont, California are familiar with the Piedmont Post. It’s a print-only journal devoted to life and lifestyle in one of northern California’s most exclusive neighborhoods. Because of the town’s proximity to (and love of) California wine country, the paper’s “Wine Corner” column is one of the state’s most prestigious wine review resources. … Read More High praise for Vigna La Rivetta from an unlikely source: The Piedmont Post

Forbes: Villa Sandi’s wines are “outstanding,” “exceptional,” and “superb.”

Part of our mission here at the Villa Sandi USA blog is to aggregate accolades for our wines. Here’s a recent review penned by veteran wine and spirits writer Joseph V Micallef for the Forbes magazine website: [Villa Sandi’s] Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Cartizze Vigna La Rivetta Brut is outstanding… Try also the Villa Sandi Asolo Prosecco Superiore Brut DOCG… The latter can be hard … Read More Forbes: Villa Sandi’s wines are “outstanding,” “exceptional,” and “superb.”

91 points Decanter: “excellent purity of flavor… a cerebral approach to Prosecco.”

The stony soils of Asolo township are ideal for the production of minerality-driven Prosecco with freshness and intense fruit flavors. Villa Sandi’s Asolo vineyards are Biodiversity Friend certified, meaning that farming practices encourage biodiversity, wild life, and wild flowers and plants among the rows. Note the grasses growing between the vines here. Villa Sandi NV Asolo Prosecco Superiore DOCG 91 points Prosecco Asolo is … Read More 91 points Decanter: “excellent purity of flavor… a cerebral approach to Prosecco.”

A wonderful article on Cartizze and tasting note from Seven Fifty Daily, a leading American wine blog

Seven Fifty Daily has rapidly become one of the most widely read and influential blogs in the wine world today. The caliber of the writing and reporting — across the board — is superb. We were thrilled to see this excellent feature article on Cartizze, including an interview with Villa Sandi winemaker Stefano Gava and the following tasting note for Villa Sandi’s single-vineyard designate … Read More A wonderful article on Cartizze and tasting note from Seven Fifty Daily, a leading American wine blog

Villa Sandi and export director Flavio Geretto featured on Wine Meridian

Above (from left): Villa Sandi export manager Flavio Geretto with Folio Fine Wine Partners Italian specialists Daniele Sbordi and Vincent Trapozzano in New York at the recent Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri tasting. We just had to share the following post, published this week by wine writer Fabio Piccoli on the popular Wine Meridien website in Italy: “Villa Sandi, alle radici delle diverse anime del … Read More Villa Sandi and export director Flavio Geretto featured on Wine Meridian

Villa Sandi takes GOLD at world’s most prestigious sparkling wine competition

With Tom Stevenson — the world’s greatest expert on sparkling wine — as the chair of its judges panel (see note below), The Sparkling Wine and Champagne World Championships is widely considered to be the category’s most prestigious competition. We couldn’t have been more pleased to learn that the Villa Sandi Prosecco Cartizze La Rivetta received one of the tasting’s top prizes: Villa Sandi … Read More Villa Sandi takes GOLD at world’s most prestigious sparkling wine competition

Villa Sandi featured in Decanter

Above: The 17th-century Villa Sandi, an architectural icon and symbol of the Villa Sandi winery. In case you missed it, earlier this month the editors of Decanter magazine featured Villa Sandi (April 2019 issue). “Located in the heart of Prosecco DOCG country, Villa Sandi is a family-owned and operated winery, and producer of some of Italy’s most critically acclaimed sparkling wines,” write the editors … Read More Villa Sandi featured in Decanter