October 8, 2021

Rounding out a year that celebrates the 60th anniversary of the first bottle of Franciacorta, created by Franco Ziliani in 1961, Guido Berlucchi now sings to the tune of Winery of the Year 2022 awarded by Gambero Rosso – a leading Italian editorial
group recognized the world over for Wine, Gastronomy and Food Culture.

This excellent achievement adds to this Spring’s seal of approval by Wine Spectator, which attributed an unprecedented 93 pointsthe highest score ever received by a Franciacorta – to Palazzo Lana Extreme 2009, representing an important milestone
and turning point for Guido Berlucchi as it faces a phase of profound innovation, new challenges and revolutionary market scenarios.

“This award celebrates the care and attention that everyone, in every field and department of our company, puts into their work: all together, WE are the Winery of the Year!” declares the Ziliani family. “We are recognized at the pinnacle of excellence not only for
our wines – whose undisputed quality is confirmed again this year by Gambero Rosso’s 3 Bicchieri awarded to our ’61 Franciacorta Nature 2014 – but for all of our hard work.”

“We would like to dedicate this important milestone to our father, Franco Ziliani, who turned 90 this year and who, as a tenacious Bresciano, has always taught us to never give up, and to persevere with a vision and clear path in front of our eyes,” declare siblings Cristina, Arturo and Paolo Ziliani. “We believe that there is no better way to thank him than through this important recognition, which is a collective attribute for our winery, for the world of Italian wine and for Franciacorta as a whole.”

The presentation of the 2022 Vini d’Italia Guide will take place on Saturday October 16th and Sunday, October 17th at the Rome Marriott Park Hotel, along with an organized tasting of all of the wines awarded 3 Bicchieri.