Vinitaly • Tulipano room - Palaexpo, entrance A1 (level -1)
Famiglie Storiche’s masterclass “Amarone Fine and Contemporary,” is meant to highlight two important aspects of Amarone: its positioning in the fine wine category and its modernity, in terms of style and occasions of use.
The experience will provide an opportunity to appreciate the value and strength of the area’s heritage, including its produce, and the culture of appassimento (grape dehydration), as expressed by the different wineries that make up the Famiglie Storiche, as well as the longevity of Amarone and its possible pairings.
13 different Amarones will be tasted, one for each of the wineries in the Famiglie Storiche, single-vineyard and with vintages ranging from the early 2000s to 2018.
Famiglie Storiche, founded in June 2009, is an Association formed by ten historic wineries of the Valpolicella area that at present has 13 members, all prestigious winemaking estates that have been active players in the “Amarone universe” for generations: Allegrini, Begali, Brigaldara, Guerrieri Rizzardi, Masi, Musella, Speri, Tedeschi, Tenuta Sant’Antonio, Tommasi, Torre D’Orti, Venturini and Zenato.
The wineries in the association, which cultivate a legacy handed down over time with unflagging commitment to quality, in homage to this great wine, Amarone, are all firmly rooted in the artisanal tradition, which is expressed in every detail. Above and beyond their wines, they strive for the recognition and preservation of one of the most strategic winemaking districts in all of Italy: Valpolicella.
Famiglie Storiche stands for:
History: the wineries have been active in Valpolicella for a long time and have deep roots there
Passion: vineyard cultivators, but guardians of the land first and foremost
Planning: from the start, their mission has been to promote the values of a unique area and designation
Guerrieri Rizzardi - Villa Rizzardi, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico D.O.C.G. Riserva 2016
Torre d'Orti - Amarone della Valpolicella D.O.C.G. 2015
Tenuta Sant'Antonio - Lilium Est, Amarone della Valpolicella D.O.C.G. Riserva 2012
Allegrini - Fieramonte, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico D.O.C.G. Riserva 2012
Masi - Campolongo di Torbe, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico D.O.C.G. 2011
Tommasi - De Buris, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico D.O.C.G. Riserva 2010
Musella - Amarone della Valpolicella D.O.C.G. Riserva 2010
Venturini - Amarone della Valpolicella Classico D.O.C. Riserva 2009
Begali - Monte Cà Bianca, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico D.O.C. 2009
Zenato - Amarone della Valpolicella Riserva Sergio Zenato D.O.C. 2007
Brigaldara - Amarone della Valpolicella D.O.C. Riserva 2007
Tedeschi - Capitel Monte Olmi Amarone della Valpolicella D.O.C. Classico 2005
Speri - Sant’Urbano, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico D.O.C. 2004
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Event languages: Italiano, English
How to participate: Reserved, upon invitation only
Michaela Morris is an international wine writer, educator, judge and speaker based in Vancouver, Canada, with frequent engagements in Italy. Besides writing for several Canadian publications including Taste and Quench, Michaela contributes to Meininger’s Wine Business International and Decanter online and print magazines.
In Canada, Michaela judges wine competitions and speaks at festivals such as Cornucopia, the Vancouver International Wine Festival and Northernlands. She has also presented seminars for the British Columbia Wine Institute and staff training for BC Liquor Stores employees.
Abroad, Michaela has judged the Wines of Portugal Challenge and was inducted into the Confraria do Vinho do Porto as an Honorary Cavaleiro (Knight). She is a Panel Chairman for Vinitaly’s 5StarWines awards, speaks at conferences such as Wine2Wine in Verona and Barolo’s Collisioni Festival and sits on Collisioni’s Wine Educational Board (W.E.B.). She was one of the first Certified Italian Wine Experts through Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) in 2015. She also co-created the curriculum for VIA’s Italian Wine Maestro course piloting the program in Vancouver in 2017 prior to its international launch.
Michaela successfully completed the Wine & Spirit Education Trust’s (WSET) Diploma in 2006 and is an instructor for the program in Vancouver.
Michaela has worked in a various capacities within the wine industry. After starting out in fine dining restaurants, she went on to run the Bordeaux En Primeur campaign and source French wine for a private wine store. She subsequently become the Marketing/Logistics Manager for Liquid Art Fine Wines, a premium-only wine importing company helping grow their French portfolio and take it from a Western Canadian company to a national enterprise. She founded and co-owned housewine (2003-2015), a consulting company which offered private and public wine tastings and cellar management for collectors.
Michaela spent most of her youth singing, acting and dancing until a modeling stint in Japan fueled her desire to travel. She spent several years cycle touring and working her way around Europe. Upon returning to Vancouver, she earned a bachelor’s degree in Linguistics and French from the University of British Columbia. A one year exchange program led her back to France where a trip to Burgundy inspired her to pursue a career in the wine industry.
Michaela devotes much of her time traveling to wine regions around the globe and speaks English, French and Italian.