On 16 January 2020, in the famous Sala Koch of the Palazzo Madama, sponsored by the Senate and the Presidency of the Republic, Colle delle 100 Bottiglie received the 100 National Ambassadors award.
The Committee of Honour comprised numerous authorities, including:
Carlo Verdone |Chairman
Dott. Giovanni Mammone | First President of the Supreme Court of Cassation
Cons. Franco Massi | Secretary-General of the Court of Auditors
Amm. Giovanni Pettorino | Commander-General of the Italian Port Authorities and Coast Guard
Pref. Roberto Sgalla | Coordinator of the Mission Structure for the creation of a cyber-security centre of the Ministry of the Interior
Dott.ssa Maria Carmela Giarratano | Director-General of the Ministry of the Environment
Dott. Stefano Cuzzilla | President of Federmanager
Dott.ssa Alda D’Eusanio | Journalist and television presenter (host of the event)
The 100 Ambasciatori Nazionali (“100 National Ambassadors”) award is an honour given to 100 local institutions and companies in Italy that have distinguished themselves for their attention to sustainability, culture, creativity and skills, and to the social cohesion of the land and communities of which they are an expression. These are companies and institutions that promote and bring out the best of their territory and that, throughout the world, worthily represent even a minor part of the best of Italy, and that are authentically committed to promoting it.
In particular, Colle delle 100 Bottiglie was rewarded for its courageous decision to salvage and nurture the land using eco-sustainable practices and operations, and to produce wine and oil using grapes and olives from two historic crus of the Lucca area that had been going through what had appeared to be an unstoppable decline.