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Dal Forno Romano: A Master of Valpolicella

ST. HELENA, CA (September 20, 2016) — Wilson Daniels is proud to announce a partnership, effective October 1, 2016, with renowned Italian winery Dal Forno Romano, located in Valpolicella, just east of Verona. Dal Forno Romano is well-known for a number of superior wines that range from the region’s famous Valpolicella and Amarone to unique bottlings such as Vigne Seré, a passito dessert-style wine.

“A sincere oath was taken embracing the philosophy of ensuring every detail is cared for in the vineyards and the cultivation of our wine,” says Romano Dal Forno. “The new partnership with Wilson Daniels is an example of our desire for excellence which remains the priority.”

The Dal Forno family has been making wine since 1983. Located in Val D’Illasi, the estate consists of 65 acres of vines planted to traditional indigenous varieties of Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Oseleta and Croatina. The estate vineyards and farm are located where the slopes begin to rise toward the mountains and sit 1,000 feet above sea level. The loose, alluvial soils, meticulous pruning and scrupulous viticultural techniques ensure remarkable-quality grapes. The Dal Fornos use traditional methods to grow the finest fruit, and then employ modern techniques to produce the best wines — classic in expression and modern in purity.

“The addition of Dal Forno Romano to our portfolio reaffirms our commitment to the import fine-wine segment that is experiencing dynamic growth,” says Wilson Daniels president Rocco Lombardo. “The family, the vision and the distinguished wines of Dal Forno continue to elevate our pursuit of excellence at Wilson Daniels.”

Dal Forno Romano has produced 28 vintages of Amarone, that is, every year except for 1984, 1992, 2005, 2007 and 2014 — as well as 32 vintages of Valpolicella excluding the 1984 vintage. The wines of Dal Forno Romano consistently receive 90-plus ratings from Wine Spectator since 1993 and the Wine Advocate since the 1992 vintage. This includes near-perfect 99-point ratings by the Wine Advocate for the 1996 and 1997 Amarone that have been called, respectively, “monumental” and “remarkable.”

Wilson Daniels represents the following wines from Dal Forno: Valpolicella Superiore DOC, Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG and Vigna Seré. For more information contact: Jennifer Brown, 707.967.1827 or jbrown@wilsondaniels.com

About Wilson Daniels
Founded in 1978, Wilson Daniels is a family-owned importer and marketer representing a portfolio of luxury wines and spirits. Based in Napa Valley, Wilson Daniels upholds the high standards set by founders Win Wilson and Jack Daniels — with a keen focus on long-term strategic partnerships with family-owned and operated properties that possess a profound respect for terroir. To learn more: www.wilsondaniels.com.


September 20, 2016
Dal Forno Romano: A Master of Valpolicella