Anteprima Amarone Opera Prima 2023

Anteprima Amarone Opera Prima is an event organized by the Consorzio Tutela Vini Valpolicella, it takes place in Verona every year at the Palazzo della Gran Guardia where the latest marketable vintage of Amarone della Valpolicella is presented, the great and best-known Veronese red wine in the world .

Amarone Opera 2023 will be scheduled for 4 and 5 February 2023, replacing the traditional “Anteprima Amarone” and will see the participation of over fifty companies with their Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG 2018, as well as a vintage chosen by the cellar. The tasting will be accompanied by gastronomic proposals inspired by the local tradition. It will begin on Saturday 4 February with an inaugural conference which will be followed at 4.30 pm by the opening of the tasting counters with over 70 labels for tasting.

Prices are 35 euros online (only tickets at the full price of 40 euros will be available at the entrance box office) and 20 euros online for operators in the HORECA sector, import/export of wine, retail trade, wholesale of food and wine products, wine sector and sommelier.

Admission to the event is restricted to those over the age of 18.

The following website is available to purchase tickets online.

Here is the program for the two days of “Amarone Opera Prima”:

Saturday 4th February
– 10:00 Press and Authority Accreditation at the Palazzo della Gran Guardia in Verona (Loggiato);
– 11:00 Inaugural conference at the Palazzo della Gran Guardia in Verona (Auditorium);
Christian Marchesini (President of the Consortium for the Protection of Valpolicella Wines) will present the denomination and market data, the value of generational turnover and the prospects of the wine tourism experience in Valpolicella; Giambattista Tornielli (Associate Professor of General Arboriculture and tree cultivation at the University of Verona) will present the 2018 wine year.
Talk show: “The technique of setting aside the Valpolicella grapes towards the candidacy for UNESCO intangible heritage of humanity”. Introduced by Pier Luigi Petrillo (Professor and Director of the Unesco Intangible Cultural Heritage Chair, Unitelma Sapienza University of Rome) and Elisabetta Moro (Full Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Suor Orsola Benincasa University of Naples). Speakers: Francesco Lollobrigida (Minister of Agriculture), Adolfo Urso (Minister of Business and Made in Italy), Gianmarco Mazzi (Undersecretary of the Ministry of Culture), Luca Zaia (President of the Veneto Region), Damiano Tommasi (Mayor of Verona) ; moderated by Andrea Andreoli (Director of Telenuovo).
– 12:30 Tasting at the company stands
– 16:30 – 19:00 Opening to the public of enthusiasts and sector operators of the exhibition spaces

Sunday 5 February 2023
– 10:00 – 19:00 Opening to the public of enthusiasts and sector operators of the exhibition spaces. Tasting at the company stands

Amarone tasting in the Cellar

Every weekend we offer a series of guided tastings to make our guests live a real experience. In the winery, where we produce Amarone della Valpolicella, we will explain our territory, our history, the grapes, the harvest, the drying process and the winemaking techniques. A glass of Valpolicella Classico will welcome you and then continue with 100% Corvina Veronese, Raffaello, Amarone Forlago and the sweet Rita. The winery is surrounded by vineyards and olive trees (we also produce Extra Virgin Olive Oil). All the phases of the production of Amarone will be explained: from the manual harvesting of the grapes in the vineyard to the natural fermentation in steel tanks passing through the fruttaio where the grapes are dried. We will then reveal the secrets that make Amarone such an important wine. Tasting sessions will be at 10.40am or at 3pm on Saturdays and Sundays (always upon reservation).

Valpolicella Tour

For those who come to Verona to better understand this Veronese structured red wine, famous all over the world, we point out the availability of accommodation in the winery! Valpolicella is wine, it’s history, it’s territory and gastronomy, organize your tour in this beautiful valley! Don’t hesitate to ask for any help!