Category: Villa Sandi

Italy “world’s best wine country” according to recent survey

Above: The hills of Valdobbiadene where Prosecco is produced. According to the results of a consumer survey published by the popular wine trade magazine Drinks Business this week, Italy is the “best wine country” in the world. “Italy has been ranked as the best country in the world for wine lovers,” report the editors, “beating France and Spain.” “Italy emerged victorious due to the … Read More Italy “world’s best wine country” according to recent survey

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

Wine Spectator interviews Villa Sandi owner

Earlier this week, Wine Spectator senior editor Alison Napjus reached out to Villa Sandi owner Giancarlo Moretti Polegato (above) for his reaction to the news that the hills of Prosecco di Conegliano e Valdobbiadene had been officially named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO (announced over the weekend). Here’s what he told her: “It’s a great recognition for the territory,” Giancarlo Moretti Polegato, owner … Read More Wine Spectator interviews Villa Sandi owner

Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July to all of our friends in the U.S.A.! We’ll see you next week. Have a great holiday weekend!

How did Prosecco become the (un)official wine of Venice?

If you’ve ever visited Venice, you already know that the Venetians love to drink Prosecco. (And if you’re headed there this summer, you’ll soon find out!) A lot of our friends in America have asked us: Why is is that Prosecco is so popular in Venice? There are a number of reason for that — some historical, some gastronomic, and some cultural. Historically, it was … Read More How did Prosecco become the (un)official wine of Venice?

Villa Sandi in Miami at Zucca, one of the city’s hottest restaurants and home to one of its best wine lists

Above: Fiori di Zucca at Zucca in Miami. Can you think of a better pairing for Villa Sandi Prosecco Vigna La Rivetta? “Zucca brings not only these luscious squash blossoms,” wrote the food critic for the Miami Herald Victoria Pesce Elliott when the restaurant opened in 2017, “but also an unadulterated Italian experience with regional specialties from Sicily to Liguria.” “Of course I had … Read More Villa Sandi in Miami at Zucca, one of the city’s hottest restaurants and home to one of its best wine lists

Villa Sandi at Olive & June, one of Austin’s top Italian restaurants

Above: Housemade pastas at Olive & June, one of the top Italian restaurants in Austin where the food scene has been booming in recent years. Since its opening in 2012, not only has Olive & June stood out from the crowded field of new Italian restaurants in Austin, Texas, but it has also set a new benchmark for Italian wine in the state’s capital: … Read More Villa Sandi at Olive & June, one of Austin’s top Italian restaurants

Cartizze and Villa Sandi’s Vigna La Rivetta seen from the air

Every year at Vinitaly, the Italian wine world’s annual trade fair in Verona, Villa Sandi organizes helicopter tours of Valdobbiadene and Cartizze via the estate’s dedicated helicopter. Select guests (mostly clients and top wine writers) are invited to board the helicopter just outside the fair grounds at Vinitaly’s official heliport. They then fly roughly 10 minutes from Verona to Valdobbiadene where they are given … Read More Cartizze and Villa Sandi’s Vigna La Rivetta seen from the air

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

Happy Easter!

From all the families at the Villa Sandi winery and estate, we wish you and yours a very happy Easter holiday! See you back here on the blog next week…

Thanks for a great Vinitaly!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by our stand to taste and meet this year in Verona! It was another great Vinitaly. Looking forward to next year.

Villa Sandi acquires leading Friulian winery Borgo Conventi

We look forward to seeing you at Vinitaly in Verona this year, April 7-10! Please come and taste with us in Hall C, Stand E4. This week, Villa Sandi announced its purchase of the Borgo Conventi estate, one of Friuli’s most venerated wineries and prized properties. Founded in 1975 by Gianni Vescovo, the estate includes 30 hectares planted to vine in the Collio and … Read More Villa Sandi acquires leading Friulian winery Borgo Conventi