by Egle Capilupi – She is young, pretty, blond and american. Her name is Cristina Himelick, a student from the Illinois University .

From last January Cristina, has been studying at the University for Oenology at Villa Lebrecht in Valpolicella, focusing on the control systems and traceability put in place in order to protect the identity of the Amarone wine. Some days ago she was invested with the title of “ knight” of the Snodar, a prestigious award, assigned to people who gave an important contribution in promoting the Valpolicella wines and culture. Cristina became so passionate of our territory, that she decided to go on in her role of enthusiastic ambassadress of our Valpolicella in the States and ones back home she will be promoting our territory, wine and culture with different companies, students and agencies all over the country.

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Four hundred years amongst vineyards and an infinite passion for wine. The history of the Armani family and that of viticulture in the Adige Valley, between the provinces of Trento and Verona, have been evolving together, without interruption, for more than 4 centuries. Today  “Albino Armani Viticoltori dal 1607” means territory, or rather territories. The historical property in Dolcè, in the Adige Valley in the province of Verona, is one of 3 wineries located in the region Veneto: one other is to be found in Marano, in the Valpolicella Classico area, and one  in the province of Treviso, in San Polo di Piave, where our biodynamic wines are produced. Two more wineries are located in the regions Trentino and Friuli. All five wineries watch over their territories, vinifying the grapes of the surrounding vineyards. In each of them the common thread is a terroir reflecting its specific particular character in the wines springing from its soil. The headquarters remain in Dolcè, where the “Conservatoria”, a project for safeguarding local grape varieties in danger of extinction, can be visited.