Guerrieri Rizzardi is located in Bardolino at the centre of the DOC Classico zone and remains under the ownership of the Contessa Maria Cristina Rizzardi and her family. The vineyards and winemaking are managed by her son Giuseppe Rizzardi who trained in Bordeaux. In 2010 Contessa Rizzardi was appointed a Cavaliere del Lavoro – the first woman to hold one of Italy's highest honours which places her among other great wine stars such as Piero Antinori, Vittorio Frescobaldi, Giuseppe Gioia and Diego Planeta. Guerrieri Rizzardi are champions of the region’s historical grape varieties and produce an elegant range of wines which reflect the relationship between the land, their heritage and tradition. The family have just completed a significant investment programme, developing a new winery in Bardolino, to lay down the foundations for future growth.