Considered a wine industry pioneer, Gianni Zonin – Chairman of Casa Vinicola Zonin – was honored with the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Wine Enthusiast magazine for his overall contribution to the wine industry.
Wine Enthusiast Wine Star Awards honor individuals and companies that have made outstanding achievements in the wine world. Miguel Torres, Baron Eric de Rothschild, Piero Antinori and Robert Mondavi are some of the celebrated individuals from around the world that have won the Lifetime Achievement Award before Gianni Zonin.
Proud to receive the 2013 Wine Enthusiast Lifetime Achievement Award, Gianni Zonin said “It’s not just an honor for me, for my family and for those who work with us, but also for Italy. It’s a confirmation of how well Italians are working in both viticulture and winemaking.”
The presentation of the award took place last January 27th at the Wine Enthusiast’s Annual Gala Dinner in New York City, at the Astor Hall & Celeste Bartow Forum of the New York Public Library. Together with his family, Gianni Zonin was present at the awards ceremony along with Luca Paschina - Barboursville Vineyards general manager and winemaker, Massimo Tuzzi - Casa Vinicola Zonin’s Chief International Officer, Steve Howard - Zonin USA National Sales Director, and Pietro Morelli, Zonin USA Marketing Director.