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SNODAR - OUR LADIES AND KNIGHTS OF RECIOTO

SNODAR - OUR LADIES AND KNIGHTS OF RECIOTO

21/12/2017
Lost in the mists of time, this is the history of the Sovrano e Nobilissimo Ordine dello Antico Recioto (Sovereign and most Noble Order of Ancient Recioto - SNODAR), the cultural association with roots going back to the Middle Ages, founded by Federico II della Scala, lord of Valpolicella.

The most recent annual awards ceremony has seen the prestigious title “Knight of Recioto” conferred on our Oenologist, Andrea Dal Cin, and our Managing Director, Federico Girotto, as well as the title “Lady of Recioto” being given to Elisabetta Neuhoff, president of Close to Media, communications agency based in Milan and specialised into wine.

Tradition has it that the first investiture was held in April 1320, when the Count of Valpolicella, attended by his worthy followers, chosen for their fame and their merit, took part in an investiture ceremony at the Temple of Santa Maria Valverde near the Castle of Marano, giving his followers the title of Knights of Recioto.

The historic County of Federico della Scala was revived on 1st May 1969 and re-baptised the County of Wine. The first modern Knights of Recioto were invested as Maestri Equestri del Sovrano e Nobilissimo Ordine dello Antico Recioto on 7th April 1969 by the mayors of the communes of Sant’Ambrogio di Valpolicella, San Pietro In Cariano, Fumane, Marano and Negrar in a suitably fitting ceremony.

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