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Abruzzo, Italy Voted “Wine Region of the Year” 2022 by Wine Enthusiast


The agricultural and pastoral traditions marked by innovation, the natural beauty and the remarkable variety of wines are the strength of this region recognized in the famous American magazine. With the Wine Star Award, Abruzzo is placed among the main wine regions of the world.

Ortona, November 14, 2022 — Every year, Wine Enthusiast magazine honors the most influential players in the wine and spirits industry with Wine Star Awards in different categories. For “Wine Region of the Year 2022”, Abruzzo conquered Marlborough, New Zealand, Southern Oregon / Rogue Valley, Oregon, Uco Valley, Argentina and SLO Coast, California, mainly thanks to its “rich tradition rooted in innovation”.

“The more recent established wineries, often created by young people who have invested in the land or inherited the family business, offer a different vision, which emphasizes sustainability and a much more dynamic entrepreneurial capacity”, has said the president of the Abruzzo wine consortium. Alessandro Nicodemi, “A new generation of winemakers has also emerged in the most historic wineries, changing the style and philosophy of production; for the Consortium, this is an important result for the process of accreditation of Abruzzo among the great Italian wine-growing territories.

The prestigious prize was awarded for the many surprises offered by this territory, as explained by the organizers of the competition who define Abruzzo as “a hidden gem” for the most passionate oenophiles; from its unspoilt villages to its breathtaking natural landscapes filled with waterfalls, rivers and historic castles. The famous wine region is also rapidly becoming an ambitious destination for sustainable travel, underlining a very strong connection to local culture, people, food and music.

“We are very proud of this recognition”, continues Nicodemi, “which places our territory at the top of such a prestigious ranking. It is certainly also the result of the work of promoting Abruzzo in a market as important as the United States, carried out in recent years by the consortium with perseverance and determination through a dense activity of public relations, reception and promotion of the territory.

The popularity of Abruzzo wines has continued to grow in the American market thanks to their homage to their territory: the famous and powerful red wines made with the Montepulciano d’Abruzzo grape variety; the great white wines of Trebbiano Abruzzese; and, of course, the Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo rosé are increasingly attracting the attention of American consumers.

The Wine Star Awards will be presented and celebrated on January 30, 2023 in San Francisco.

About the Consorzio Tutela Vini d’Abruzzo

The Consorzio Tutela Vini d’Abruzzo (Consortium for the Protection of Abruzzo Wines) is a non-profit association, made up of all the entities that are part of the DOC and IGT control system, which aims to protect, enhance and take care of interests relating to the controlled designations of origin of the regional territory, activities that the Consortium carries out, day after day, with the greatest determination. This same determination that its 210 members – winegrowers, winegrowers and bottlers, always concerned about quality – bring to their work: from the care of the vine to the rigor in the transformation of the grapes, from the assiduity in aging to the attention to customer requirements. .

There is no region in Europe like Abruzzo where more than 30% of the territory is protected by four parks (three national and one regional) and a dozen nature reserves and protected areas. It is therefore no coincidence that the Consortium, which for years has been protecting one of the most authentic resources of the territory, has chosen the eagle as its symbol: an animal endowed with a strong protective instinct, as tenacious as the Abruzzo.

For more information visit https://www.vinidabruzzo.it/en/il-consorzio/