Thursday 06 June 2019
Following on three consecutive terms by Letizia Cesani, the Consorzio del Vino Vernaccia di San Gimignano welcomes another woman as incoming president covering the next three-years.
The Board of Directors elected by the Shareholders' Meeting of 28 May held their first official meeting yesterday. Among the items of business was the election of a new President, and the choice fell on Irina Guicciardini...read all >>
Wednesday 27 February 2019
Thursday 29 November 2018
Tuesday 22 May 2018
On Thursday 26th April 2018, the Meeting of the San Gimignano producers unanimously approved the new name of the Consortium, which returns to be Consorzio del Vino Vernaccia di San Gimignano, the same that was given at the time of its establishment in 1972.
The name had been changed by its members in 1993 into "Consorzio della Denominazione San Gimignano", when the scenario was very different from...read all >>
Wednesday 17 January 2018
Thursday 24 August 2017
The Vernaccia di San Gimignano harvest will be getting off to a start on Monday the 28th of August for many winegrowers (but not all, because exposure, soils and altitudes continue to make a difference).
Fifty years ago, this would have been a front-page headline but now all it gets, if it’s lucky, is a column on the local news page. In San Gimignano, like the rest of Tuscany, Italy, Europe...read all >>
Tuesday 11 July 2017
San Gimignano’s summer events programme is enriched by 'Afternoon with the wine producers', four appointments organised by Consorzio della Denominazione San Gimignano and held in the terrace of Rocca di Montestaffoli, in front of the new 'Vernaccia di San Gimignano Wine Experience' centre, dedicated to the autochthonous white wine, symbol of the city itself.
Events will start on Friday, 14th...read all >>
Wednesday 15 February 2017
Si è chiusa ieri, mercoledì 15 Febbraio, l'Anteprima della Vernaccia di San Gimignano 2017.
Grande successo di pubblico, che nella domenica di apertura della manifestazione ha affollato le sale del Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea De Grada, cinquanta i buyers internazionali, tantissimi gli operatori italiani e i giornalisti di settore, quasi settanta quelli internazionali, più...read all >>
Tuesday 07 February 2017
The Anteprima della Vernaccia di San Gimignano kicks off on Sunday the 12th, from 2.00 p.m. until 7.00 p.m., at the De Grada Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Via Folgore 11, in the centre of town.
Eighty-three labels of Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Vintage 2016 and Riserva 2015 will be presented for tasting by Italian and international operators and visitors, at the producers’ tables: on...read all >>
Wednesday 21 December 2016
Anteprima Vernaccia di San Gimignano 2017
Sunday 12th and Wednesday 15th February
De Grada Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
On Sunday the 12th and Wednesday the 15th of February, the producers of San Gimignano will be presenting the new vintages of Vernaccia di San Gimignano in the rooms of the De Grada Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art: a unique opportunity to discover...read all >>
Tuesday 06 September 2016
What is about to begin in San Gimignano is not just any old harvest: it is the harvest of the year in which we celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOC appellation, the first Italian wine to be assigned this qualification, in 1966.
So it is the harvest of the fifty-first vintage of Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG, and it seems to be worthy of the occasion. Thanks to...read all >>
Thursday 12 May 2016
Organised by the Consorzio della Denominazione San Gimignano to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the San Gimignano appellation, the convention “A cent'anni” bears the title of the market research carried out by Prof. Alberto Mattiacci of Rome’s La Sapienza University, presented on this occasion.
Past and future entwine in the presentations of all the speakers: what the denominations...read all >>
Thursday 28 April 2016
Germany and Switzerland are the first and second European markets of Vernaccia di San Gimignano.
To keep this link solid, the Consorzio della Denominazione San Gimignano organises numerous tastings in both countries every year to meet operators and, above all, consumers, and present the latest vintages to be released for sale: 2015 is a really great vintage for Vernaccia di San Gimignano.
At the...read all >>
Thursday 21 April 2016
The Consorzio della Denominazione San Gimignano will be dedicating the 7th of May to the celebration of Vernaccia di San Gimignano with three events: at 9.30 a.m., the Convention “A cent’anni” at Teatro dei Leggieri in Piazza del Duomo, at 4.00 p.m. at the Rocca di San Gimignano, the twinning with Vernaccia di Oristano and Vernaccia di Serrapetrona, followed, at 4.30 p.m., by the...read all >>
Monday 04 April 2016
Vinitaly, Italy’s most important international wine fair, isn’t the only organisation to be celebrating its 50th anniversary this year; the Consorzio della Denominazione San Gimignano, which, as always, will be present in pavilion 9, C 14, with a stand renewed specifically for the occasion, will also be celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the denomination of origin of Vernaccia di San...read all >>
Tuesday 09 February 2016
The eleventh edition of the Anteprima della Vernaccia di San Gimignano, organised by the Consorzio della Denominazione San Gimignano, falls in a very important year for the territory and all the producers.
2016 is the fiftieth anniversary of attainment of the denomination of controlled origin (DOC) by Vernaccia di San Gimignano, the first Italian wine to receive this acknowledgement, in 1966.
On...read all >>
Tuesday 02 February 2016
During the Anteprima of Vernaccia di San Gimignano 2016, at 6.30 p.m. on Tuesday the 16th of February, at Hotel Villa San Paolo, the Consorzio della Denominazione San Gimignano will be hosting the presentation of the book “Giulio Gambelli: l'uomo che sapeva ascoltare il vino” (Giulio Gambelli: the man who knew how to listen to wine), written by Carlo Macchi and published by Slow Food Editore,...read all >>
Tuesday 26 January 2016
In the year of the fiftieth anniversary of recognition of the denomination of origin of Vernaccia di San Gimignano, the Consorzio della Denominazione San Gimignano couldn’t miss out on this fabulous opportunity to meet the general public of wine enthusiasts.
Because that’s exactly what Wine&Siena is: in the city that represents the heart of a territory with a long-standing tradition...read all >>
Wednesday 13 January 2016
The eleventh edition of the Vernaccia di San Gimignano Preview, organised by Consorzio della Denominazione San Gimignano, coincides with a year of utmost importance for the territory and all winemakers.
Indeed, 2016 marks 50 years from the qualification for the controlled designation of origin status, and Vernaccia di San Gimignano is the first Italian wine to have obtained it, back in 1966.
Sunday...read all >>
Tuesday 01 December 2015
On the 3rd of March 1966, Vernaccia di San Gimignano was the first wine in Italy to be awarded the DOC appellation, becoming DOCG in 1993.
In actual fact, Vernaccia di San Gimignano is much, much older, what we will be celebrating in 2016 is the 50th anniversary of the assignment of the denomination of controlled origin. No Italian wine boasts such a long history. Records of Vernaccia date back as...read all >>
Monday 19 October 2015
The final “Fuori Expo” event of the Tuscany Region, Any Taste of Tuscany, la Toscana a Milano, is going to be held from the 30th of October until the 1st of November, in the splendid setting of the cloisters of the Umanitaria in Milan.
Nineteen of Tuscany’s most representative Consortia, fourteen for wine and five for gastronomical products, in defence of Tuscany’s major...read all >>
Thursday 03 September 2015
The Vernaccia di San Gimignano harvest will begin with the second week in September, slightly earlier than in 2014 and with respect to the characteristics of the grape variety, remaining within the average for the past ten years.
The harvest has been brought forward thanks to excellent weather conditions, which have enabled perfect phenolic ripening and maturation of the sugars, giving us healthy...read all >>
Tuesday 07 July 2015
During its first session, the new Board of Directors of the Consorzio della Denominazione San Gimignano, elected by the general meeting held on the 26th of June, reappointed Letizia Cesani as chairman. This is her third mandate, alongside Ivaldo Volpini, whose role as Deputy Chairman has also been confirmed.
“This confirmation of the chair of our Consortium is an honour. I see it as an acknowledgement...read all >>
Monday 22 June 2015
Last weekend, San Gimignano welcomed a big group of US buyers at the end of the promotional project that began in February with the tour featuring Vernaccia di San Gimignano in two tastings in New York and Chicago.
The visit organised by Consorzio della Denominazione San Gimignano was arranged to include two days of B2B meetings with local producers, each of which had enough time to present their...read all >>
Thursday 14 May 2015
Yesterday, Wednesday May 13, big celebration for the inauguration of the new headquarters of the Consortium for the Protection of Vernaccia di San Gimignano. The event saw the participation of many guests and authorities: at the cutting of the ribbon, with the Chairwoman Letizia Cesani there were Mayor Giacomo Bassi and Regional Council Member for Agriculture Gianni Salvadori, whose speech emphasised...read all >>
Monday 20 April 2015
The Consorzio della Denominazione San Gimignano has recently installed two new weather stations to set up an agrometeorological monitoring network for the vineyards. They will complement the two existing stations to provide wine producers with valuable information on the pedoclimatic conditions of the different areas and rationalise the relative phytosanitary interventions.
The weather stations have...read all >>
Monday 13 April 2015
The part of Tuscany that focuses on wine intends to make its presence felt at the World Exhibition of 2015 which kicks off in Milan from the 1st of May.
And given that two heads or, in this case, two (or more) wines are better than one, the great DOCG wines have pooled their resources: Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Brunello di Montalcino, Chianti, Chianti Classico, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and...read all >>
Monday 16 March 2015
March is a hectic month for the producers of San Gimignano: after New York, Chicago and Düsseldorf, from the 22nd to the 25th of March, they will be busy in Verona for Vinitaly, the most important wine fair in Italy, which attracts thousands of Italian and foreign operators and journalists every year.
The Consorzio della Denominazione San Gimignano will be in pavilion 9, which is dedicated entirely...read all >>
Friday 06 March 2015
The American mission of Vernaccia di San Gimignano has just ended. Two events were held, one at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York and the other at Chicago’s Warwick Allerton Hotel, in which thirteen producers of San Gimignano presented their wines to operators, opinion makers and the trade press.
Both events were a huge success with the public. Besides the producers’ tasting tables,...read all >>
Tuesday 17 February 2015
The Preview of Vernaccia di San Gimignano, which brought hundreds of international buyers, Italian operators, journalists from all over the world, sommeliers and members of the general public to the De Grada Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of San Gimignano, is over. The two-day event was dedicated to discovering the 2014 vintage of Vernaccia di San Gimignano and 2013 Riserva, with the presentation...read all >>
Monday 02 February 2015
On Sunday 15 and Monday 16 February the producers of San Gimignano will be presenting the new vintages of Vernaccia di San Gimignano in the rooms of the De Grada Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art: the products of the latest vintage, 2014, for the classic Vernaccia di San Gimignano, and 2013 for the Riserva, but also wines of previous vintages aged in the cellar or in the bottle for longer than...read all >>
Tuesday 20 January 2015
An event organised by the Consorzio della Denominazione San Gimignano to present Vernaccia di San Gimignano to journalists and professionals from various regions of China is currently in progress at Yishang, the home of Enoteca Italiana in Shanghai.
A selection of twenty-two labels from eleven estates in the area was proposed yesterday, 20th January, to the trade press at the end of a seminar providing...read all >>
Tuesday 02 December 2014
You might not be able to taste it, but “Poste Italiane” [Italian Post Office] is sending Vernaccia di San Gimignano all over the world, with the issue of stamps dedicated to Tuscany’s only white DOCG wine, Italy’s first DOC wine in 1966, made DOCG in 1993.
The stamp belongs to the themed series “Le eccellenze del sistema produttivo ed economico” [The excellences...read all >>
Sunday 30 November 2014
The Consorzio della Denominazione San Gimignano has launched the first contest for pairing the wine of its territory, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, with the aim of discovering new frontiers for this wine, which has made Tuscan and Italian winemaking history.
A food contest which brings together 18 food bloggers from all over Italy, exercising their creative talents to propose an original recipe paired...read all >>
Monday 17 November 2014
Saturday 29 November - Teatro dei Leggieri
Piazza Duomo - San Gimignano
Once again, for the 2015 edition, the editors of Vini Buoni d’Italia have chosen San Gimignano for the regional presentation of the guide, the only one dedicated exclusively to wines made from autochthonous grape varieties. This is an honour for the Consorzio della Denominazione San Gimignano and an acknowledgement...read all >>
Friday 26 September 2014
The first phase of the project assigned by Consorzio della Denominazione San Gimignano to Indaco2, a spin-off company of the University of Siena, to discover how much CO2 is currently emitted during the production of a bottle of Vernaccia di San Gimignano, considering the entire chain, from cultivation in the vineyard to vinification in the cellar and the bottling of the finished wine, has been completed....read all >>
Thursday 28 August 2014
Summer 2014 will go down in history as one of the rainiest and coolest: you don’t need to be a weather specialist to make a statement like this. But like every summer, it’s coming to an end and in San Gimignano people are starting to talk about the harvest. The first grapes to be harvested will be Vernaccia di San Gimignano, about halfway through September, followed by the red grapes, at...read all >>
Tuesday 08 July 2014
The first two quarters of 2014 closed with a positive trend in the bottling figures for Vernaccia di San Gimignano.
The first half of 2014 records an increase in bottling of about 4.5%, placing it in the average of the best years: 3,185,423 bottles of Vernaccia di San Gimignano produced, about 140,000 more than in the same period of 2013.
This figure is more significant if we consider that 2013 had...read all >>