New York, November 7th, 2023 - Pasqua Wines, leading winery and ambassador for Amarone della Valpolicella and Veneto wines around the world, has been awarded the prestigious title of "Innovator of the Year" by Wine Enthusiast Magazine as a part of the publication’s annual Wine Star Awards.
The award highlights Pasqua Wines' outstanding contributions to the world of wine, establishing them as pioneers in the wine industry, both in the vineyards and in the market. Pasqua's relentless commitment to advancements in their winemaking styles sets them apart from others, as they consistently look to refine their techniques through ongoing research and experimentation. Together with high quality wines, their unique and successful approach to marketing and communications, has strategically positioned the company in key markets, including the United States and Asia.
Founded in 1925 and based in Valpolicella, near Verona, Pasqua Wines has consistently pushed boundaries under the leadership of President Umberto Pasqua and his sons Riccardo and Alessandro, the third generation of the family. The winery's innovative approach is epitomized by the tagline, "House of the Unconventional" reflecting a visionary attitude to consistently challenge the status quo.
“The recognition comes as an attestation to our devotion to shaping the future of the industry.” stated Riccardo Pasqua, CEO of Pasqua Wines “Being Innovator of the Year is both an honor and a profound responsibility - a result that not only signifies an incomparable achievement but also represents a significant milestone in our centenary history”. Alessandro Pasqua, President of Pasqua USA concluded: “All this would not have been possible without our exceptional team, whom I profoundly thank for their relentless dedication and hard work. We extend our deepest gratitude to Wine Enthusiast and look forward to continuing this journey together, creating exceptional experiences for wine lovers worldwide.”
One of Pasqua Wines' groundbreaking initiatives is the Mai Dire Mai line, introduced in 2016 with Amarone 2010 and Valpolicella 2012. The family has long nurtured the idea of an iconic line which could convey the excellence of the Valpolicella wine region, and Mai Dire Mai is just that. In 2017, Pasqua introduced 11 Minutes Rosé, making history as the first Italian rosé to undergo skin maceration.
The release of Hey French You Could Have Made This but You Didn't in 2019, a multi-vintage Italian white wine which is now in its third edition and Fear No Dark in 2023, a high-end blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Oseleta, showcasing Pasqua Wines' commitment to innovation beyond the traditional, are exquisite additions that truly complete the line.