Brunello Champion Dies

Brunello Champion Dies

by Westgarth Wines February 21, 2019

Winemaker Gianfranco Soldera passed away from a heart attack February 16th. Soldera owned Case Basse winery in Tuscany, where his dedication to making fine wine reds shone in his devotion to maintaining the traditions of Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino. He was known for speaking up when he felt fellow winemakers were not upholding the region’s standards. So strong were his beliefs that after losing the equivalent of 6,000 cases of wine to an employee’s vandalism, he refused to accept donations of other wineries wine to make a blend to sell, for fear he would be fooling his customers.

Related Link: Gianfranco Soldera, Dedicated and Outspoken Brunello Winemaker, Dies at 82





Also in News

The Unexpected Benefit of Napa Power Outages
The Unexpected Benefit of Napa Power Outages

by Westgarth Wines October 15, 2019

Planned power outages are taking place in Napa County, home of many fine wines. While this could spell trouble, the winery...

Continue Reading

Italy's Harvest Looks Hopeful
Italy's Harvest Looks Hopeful

by Westgarth Wines October 11, 2019

Heat plagued much of Italy this year. Each month had brief periods of extreme heat but never fear, the end results...

Continue Reading

Is Tariff Trouble Ahead?
Is Tariff Trouble Ahead?

by Westgarth Wines October 09, 2019

A document with a list of food and beverage items to receive a 25% tariff increase was released including everything from...

Continue Reading