Tommasi Family Estates: a house full of awards and distinctions confirms the family business as a leading player in the country’s wine sector and an ambassador of Italian excellence in the world

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The Tommasi family takes stock of the past year and looks to the future; optimism for the coming months and clear objectives: sustainable growth, development of the Italian market and strengthening of exports.

December 28 – The production of Tommasi Family Estates confirms its role as a representative of exceptional Italian quality, with excellent reviews in the main Italian wine guides and international trade experts. The De Buris Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG Riserva 2010, the wine jewel of the Valpolicella Classica, has won numerous prizes from the Italian critics, with 3 Bicchieri de Gambero Rosso, a Corona de Vinibuoni, 4 Viti de AIS and 5 Grappoli de Bibenda . It also won a Platinum Award in Merano, a “Faccini” symbol from Daniele Cernilli / Doctor Wine and 3 gold stars from the Veronelli Guide, as well as an excellent ranking in the Top 100 of Vivino, the largest wine community in the world. world. Outstanding reviews have also been received for this wine by some of the most prestigious international wine writers, including a 96 point rating from Wine Advocate – Robert Parker, and splendid ratings from Wine Spectator, James Suckling and Decanter, who also gave a score of 92/100 to the new Le Fornaci Lugana Riserva DOC 2018, which also won 4 Rose Camune from AIS in Lombardy. Montalcino’s project was also rewarded, with the Casisano Colombaiolo Brunello DOCG Riserva 2015 which – alongside the 3 Bicchieri he received from Gambero Rosso – obtained excellent reviews and ratings from the Italian and foreign press, just like the emblematic wine of the Vulture zone, the Don Anselmo Aglianico 2016 from Paternoster, which confirms its constant place at the top of the merit rankings, with its 3 Bicchieri from Gambero Rosso and its score of 94 out of 100 from Vinous.

Building on this critical success and at the end of the past year, the wine company headquartered in Pedemonte di Valpolicella has analyzed the past year and set its strategic goals for the coming months. : business consolidation, investment, sustainability and growth in domestic and export markets are the key words of the Tommasi family.

“2021 has undoubtedly been a complicated year due to having to manage the shortage of raw materials and our difficulty in anticipating, but it is also certainly a year of recovery. It ended much more positively than 2020 thanks to the takeover of the Ho.Re.Ca channel in Italy and around the world, our strong relationships with our business partners, the splendid cooperation of our stakeholders and, above all, thanks to to the great adaptability and flexibility that we have demonstrated with our team of collaborators ”. It is with these words that the director of the company, Pierangelo Tommasi, commented on the year which has just ended, but already turned towards 2022: “I am convinced that the positive trend that we have witnessed these last months continue into the new year, and I think we can get back to pre-pandemic levels by mid-2022. For our company, the Ho.Re.Ca and Retail channels each represent 50% of our activity: this shows how complex it was to go through 2020 without the contribution of catering. 2021 marked a definite turning point for the better and our country has fortunately reached a level of self-awareness and maturity that makes further lockdowns highly unlikely: so I can only be positive for the months to come. “

Objectives for 2022/23

The family management has a very clear idea of ​​the objectives that the company must achieve: “Next year we will celebrate the 120th anniversary of the founding of our company. We are the sons and grandsons of a determined and visionary sharecropper: we are proud of our roots and, over the years, we have always worked with the ambition to become one of the most recognizable producers on the scene. national wine region ”, continues Pierangelo Tommasi. “We will continue on this path: consolidating our positioning in the Regions where we are present is now a priority, as well as increasing investments in our estates to improve the efficiency of their production processes, the quality of our wines and our wines. local. dedicated to hospitality, which we consider essential. All this within a framework of economic sustainability and respect for the environment. At the same time, we will continue with great determination the excellent work we are doing both in Italy and in the export markets, with the aim of having the Tommasi brand recognized as a symbol of Italian excellence in the world.

Several projects are in the pipeline for 2022, even if they have been slowed down this year by the health crisis. This did not prevent, however, the start of construction work on the new winery at Tenuta di Caseo in the Oltrepo ‘Pavese, which will end next year, as well as the extension of the winery in Casisano to Montalcino, the renovation – by the end of 2023 – of the historic Barone Rotondo winery in the Paternoster estate in Barile, in the Vulture area of ​​Basilicata, and the expansion of the Villa Quaranta Tommasi Wine Hotel & Spa with new increasingly exclusive rooms and services, with a view to developing our wine tourism welcome through projects increasingly in synergy with the cellar.

Durability

2022 will therefore be a decisive year for the growth of Tommasi Family Estates, growth which must be sustainable. “We want our daily work to be more and more oriented towards research and promotion of sustainability,” comments Pieragenlo Tommasi. “Concretely, this means paying great attention to our work in the vineyard, in the cellar and in the different phases of production, using instruments and methods that really succeed in safeguarding and respecting the environment in which we operate, without which – let us never forget – we couldn’t do what we love to do best: make great wines. Let me give you an example: our plan which includes significant energy savings and the use of lighter glass bottles is part of a larger and deeper project on which our company is already working for the sustainable development of all our production process. .

Sustainability also encompasses the inclusion of our workers, partners and stakeholders, as well as support for the territory, both social and economic. “Our family has always had an extremely intimate relationship with the area of ​​Valpolicella, with Verona and Lake Garda, places that we consider to be“ home ”; we collaborate with the local government and the different cultural organizations of these places to bring our support to unique and emblematic places of our country: this year, I would particularly like to mention the project 67 Columns for the Arena, our support to the Teatro Stabile di Verona, and our collaboration with Art Verona. We also offer our support to all the regions where we have our wineries. In this regard, the wine-hotel alliance will remain very strong, and the promotion of wine tourism will be relevant in all the decisions of the company which, from next year, will concern all our fields.

Markets

Italy is of paramount importance in the growth of Tommasi Family Estates, and 2022 will also be oriented towards the consolidation of the domestic market, as well as the growth of the company in foreign markets.

“The Italian market is very important to us,” says Pierangelo Tommasi, “because only if we are strong at home can we be respected as ambassadors of Italian excellence abroad. Distribution in Italy today represents around 20% of our turnover and the rest is divided between 80 foreign markets, which we manage with dedication; some are fundamental and historical, such as North America and Northern Europe, which represent around 30% of our overall export activity. These are very mature markets, where there is great interest in wine, and in particular for historical denominations. Then there are regions which are remarkably interesting and to some extent surprising, such as Iceland, Poland, Romania and Eastern Europe in general, markets capable of absorbing even wines of great magnitude. value. Thanks to our importers, we have done a remarkable job in the Ho.Re.Ca channel, which continues to give us excellent results in Asia as well, especially in South Korea and Japan. The entry into production of new vineyards in our estates of Lugana, Maremma in Tuscany, Puglia and Umbria in 2022 and 2023 guarantees us room for growth and consolidation of all our markets, which we will continue to maintain. with travel and targeted marketing and communication Activities. “

Growth, investments, sustainability and hospitality are therefore the watchwords for Tommasi Family Estates in 2022, which promises to be a crucial year for the development of the company.

Our 120th anniversary will not only be a milestone, but also an opportunity to look to the future with optimism and well-defined projects, as well as clear strategies to relaunch and renew, consolidate and further structure our governance.

Numbers

  • Hectares in production: 599 + 165 ha in production from the 2022 harvest (Tuscany, Puglia, Umbria)
  • Annual turnover in 2021 = around € 30,000,000 (2020 = € 27,000,000; 2019 = € 30,000,000)
  • Average annual growth: 11% compared to 2020; equal to 2019
  • Bottles produced = around 3.5 million
  • Export: 80%
  • Employees: TOMMASI FAMILY ESTATES (wine + hospitality) = 230 employees in total.

ABOUT TOMMASI FAMILY ESTATES

A family and a group working for the present and the future of Italian wine: Tommasi represents the history of the Valpolicella region, and more. With seven wineries in six regions of Italy – Tommasi in Veneto, Tenuta di Caseo in Lombardy, Casisano in Montalcino and Poggio al Tufo in the Tuscan Maremma, Masseria Surani in Puglia, Paternoster in Basilicata and a project in Umbria that to be ready in 2023, (as well as a partnership with La Massa in Chianti Classico) – the group’s objective is to create great wines, always highlighting the value of each terroir.
The picture is completed by the cultural and oenological project De Buris, linked to the terroir of Valpolicella Classica, the restoration of Villa De Buris and the production of an Amarone Classico DOC Riserva.

Four generations of pioneers, explorers, precursors and above all visionaries, attentive to the vital importance of quality at each stage of production, respecting traditional techniques but also open to experimentation: with experience and the unique craftsmanship they have acquired and cultivated over time, the Tommasi family aims to express the best of each region, combining this with their dedication to sustainability and hospitality.
Their concern to offer a warm welcome is expressed at the Villa Quaranta Wine Hotel & SPA in Valpolicella, at the Hotel Mazzanti and at the Caffè Dante Bistrot in Verona, and at the Agriturismo Poggio al Tufo in Pitigliano, in the Tuscan Maremma. .

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