the wine tourism welcoming

 

 
Presidents
 

Nazionale: Nicola D'Auria

 
Nicola D'Auria, 54 from Abruzzo from Ortona, entrepreneur in the energy sector but above all innovative winemaker of Cantina Dora Sarchese has been President of the Abruzzo Wine Tourism Movement since 2010 and National President of the Wine Tourism Movement since 2018.
Over the years his multifaceted entrepreneurial commitment has led him to take on roles of increasing responsibility in prestigious local, regional and national associations, not only in the wine sector but in the cultural, social and corporate representatives. He has reached an important national and international visibility for having created the now famous "Fountain of Wine" at his company. He does not hide that he is a good fork, he is in fact also Delegate of the Italian Academy of Cuisine in the province of Chieti. A great basketball fan, he is the Patron of the Intrepid Basket of Ortona, the oldest amateur club in Abruzzo.


Abruzzo: Nicola D'Auria

 
Nicola D'Auria, 54 from Abruzzo from Ortona, entrepreneur in the energy sector but above all innovative winemaker of Cantina Dora Sarchese has been President of the Abruzzo Wine Tourism Movement since 2010 and National President of the Wine Tourism Movement since 2018.
Over the years his multifaceted entrepreneurial commitment has led him to assume roles of increasing responsibility in prestigious local, regional and national associations, not only in the wine sector but in the cultural, social and corporate representatives. He has reached an important national and international visibility for having created the now famous "Fountain of Wine" at his company. He does not hide that he is a good fork, he is in fact also Delegate of the Italian Academy of Cuisine in the province of Chieti. A great basketball fan, he is the Patron of the Intrepid Basket of Ortona, the oldest amateur club in Abruzzo.


Basilicata: Elena Fucci

 
Elena Fucci: was born in 1981, born and grow in Barile on the slopes of Vulture, the dormant Volcano from which he probably took his explosive character.It is 2000 when The love for his land and for the vineyards, admired from the windows of the bedroom on the Tower Title, have made it change their life plans so much that they decide to stay in the "village" and to bet all his future on that land. simultaneously at the beginning of studies in Viticulture and Oenology at the University of Pisa (where he comes in contact with institutions of national enology such as Tachis and Gambelli) the company was founded with the precise and only purpose: the value of this land and its main grape Aglianico. Do it without half measures, without compromise with a project of identity and identity with strong roots and references to tradition but with an eye to the future and the necessary innovations. To do this he involved part-time all his family (Salvatore and Carmela his parents, Rossella and Sophia his sister) and giving new life to his grandfather Generoso. From 2015 also the new husband Andrea has left Florence to marry in addition to Elena the “Titolo project”.


Calabria: Pier Luigi Aceti

 
Pier Luigi Aceti, owner of the Piccole Vigne winery in Aprigliano, Casali di Cosenza, represents the third generation of the business started in 1919 by his grandfather Pietro, carried on by his father Attilio until 1983.
President of Movimento Turismo del Vino Calabria since 1996, he has been behind different activities aimed at the economic recovery of Casali di Cosenza and at the development of a co-operative spirit in the area.
In addition to the family estate, he is also involved in the planning and management of some local and touristic marketing projects.


Campania: Maria Paola Sorrentino

 

Emilia-Romagna: Antonella Breschi Perdisa

 

Friuli-Venezia Giulia: Elda Felluga

 

Lazio: Rossana De Dominicis

 
Rossana De Dominicis was born in Rome on March 27, 1943. Since 1994 she has been President of Movimento Turismo del Vino del Lazio where, through strategic marketing, she has promoted the Lazio region, its wine and typical products as well as more responsible drinking habits with visits to wineries teaching people about their choices. She organizes five main events during the year for member wineries of Movimento Turismo del Vino: Cantine Aperte in the month of May, Calici di Stelle in August, Benvenuta Vendemmia in September, Cantine Aperte for San Martino in November and Cantine Aperte for Christmas in December.

As President of Movimento Turismo del Vino Lazio, she collaborated with all the regional presidents of Movimento Turismo del Vino in drafting the national laws on getting the Strade del Vino approved in 1999 after various preliminary versions and enacted the “Regulations of Strade del Vino”, Law 27 July 1999, n. 268. By request of the Lazio Region, she collaborated in drafting the Regional Law L.R. 03 August 2001, n.21 “Regulations of Strade del Vino, Olive Oil and typical and traditional food and agricultural products”. In 1994, she actively participated in the creation of the “Giravino” Guide and created the “Welcome Manual” (parameters that a winery must abide by in order to welcome wine tourists) in collaboration with all the regions of the national association. In 2008 she collaborated in the certification of quality with regards to hospitality in wineries with the certification branch, “3° Parco Tecnologico Agroalimentare dell’Umbria”.

As President of Movimento Turismo Lazio and expert in business marketing for wine tourism, she was called by the Rome University Tre in the faculty of Modern Arts to lecture on wine tourism for Masters courses in Alternative Tourism.



Liguria: Paolo Ruffino

 
Paolo Ruffino Ligurian wine producer from Varigotti for his family estate, Punta Crena, presides over the emerging regional association Movimento Turismo del Vino Liguria, with the belief that wine tourism can be a form of culture and economic resources, even in this small coastal region "where the vineyards slope to the sea".


Lombardia: Caterina Brazzola

 
Brazzola Catherine, was born in Milano in 1960, always engaged in the family business - Montelio - in Oltrepo 'Pavese, she was a founder of the Movimento Turismo del Vino Lombardo. She was municipal Councillor and Councillor of the Consorzio Vini Oltrepo' Pavese. Currently she is Vice President of Confagricoltura Woman Lombardia, an association that attend to Lombard female agricultural entrepreneurship. She carries on with conviction with her sister Giovanni and her children the quality of winery hospitality.


Marche: Serenella Moroder

 
In 1999, Serenella Moroder received the honorary title of Cavaliere from the Crescia Academy and has been the Gran Maestro dei Cavalieri della Crescia since 2005. She has also been the Agriculture Representative in the Ancona Chamber of Commerce on the Female Entrepreneurship Committee to promote, support and spread the culture of business enterprise for women. Since July 2008, she has been regional president of "Terranostra", a Coldiretti association that promotes local holiday farmhouses. From 2010 to 2012 she has been Assessore in the Marche Region Institutional Body and on the Ancona City Council since 2009.


Molise: Gabriele Di Blasio

 
Born in Termoli 43 years ago, he is married to Isabella and they have two children, Francesco and Giulia. Practically a teetotaller until he was 30, he had an epiphany at the “Salone del Gusto 2000” in Turin where he fell in love with the Slow Food philosophy of “good, clean and fair” food. Back home, he began to attend courses about wine, cheese and cold cuts, and the initial passion slowly turned into his profession, almost. After being an AIS delegate for the province of Campobasso in June 2012, he was appointed Chairman of Movimemento Turismo del Vino Molise. He is still a taster and speaker at AIS courses as well as delegate and speaker at ONAF courses.



Piemonte: Maurizio Vellano

 
President of Movimento Turismo Vino Piemonte since 2011, Maurizio Vellano was born 52 years ago in Camino (Alessandria) in the ?Basso Monferrato?. In 1982 he founded a software company, and then went into the car electronics industry with a company that soon became a global leader. Spending long periods abroad, he witnessed the evolution of the U.S. market, especially in the field of wine tourism marketing. Back in Italy, he transformed the family winery in C?, San Sebastiano Wine Resort SPA, which soon became a testing ground for innovative marketing strategies. After making his estate a successful model, he now offers the same strategies to other private and public companies.


Puglia: Maria Teresa Basile Varvaglione

 

Sardegna: Valentina Argiolas

 
Valentina was born in 1977, into a family of wine growers of Serdiana, in the countryside of southern Sardinia near Cagliari. From a very early age she was involved in the winery’s life, playing among the wine barrels and the crates of harvested grapes, and witnessing for more than thirty years the history of her family’s business. The winery was founded by Antonio Argiolas, her paternal grandfather and the family’s patriarch, who even after handing the business over to his children remained its bedrock until the ripe old age of 103.
Valentina, who holds a degree in Business Studies, handles the winery’s marketing and public relations. Her role is to spread the word about the Argiolas wines, share her family’s history, and tell the story about the land and the dedication that goes into crafting the family’s wines. The winery focuses on Sardinia’s traditional and native grape varieties, including those lesser known outside the island, such as Nuragus, Monica, Bovale and Nasco, and this requires dedication to promoting their unique qualities.
Valentina has two small children and so, as all working mothers with a demanding position, she has become adept at running a busy schedule and making sure everything fits together smoothly. She hopes that her children will inherit from Antonio both vision and passion.
One thing is certain, however, and that is her children will soon be playing hide and seek among the great wine barrels that once belonged to her beloved grandfather.  


Sicilia: Stefania Bus

 
Born in Modica in 1984, owner with her husband Giuseppe Di Pietro of the winery Feudo Rudinì who has been working in Pachino in the wine sector for over 50 years.
Current vice-Delegate of the Women of Wine of Sicily association and mother of three wonderful children is committed to promoting knowledge and culture of Sicily.


Toscana: Emanuela Tamburini

 
Emanuela Tamburini was born in Tuscany in 1983 and has a degree in Viticulture and Oenology from the Faculty of Pisa. She has been the owner of her family farm in Gambassi Terme, in the Chianti hills, since 2002. It is here that she devotedly and relentlessly works on the promotion and on the economic development of the territory where she was born and raised.
Emanuela has been the Vice President of Mtv Toscana since 2013 and in January 2020 she has been appointed President of the association.


Trentino Alto Adige: Valentina Togn

 

Umbria: Filippo Antonelli

 
Born in Rome in 1960, he manages two family wineries : Antonelli San Marco in Montefalco (Perugia) and Castello di Torre in Pietra in Fiumicino (Roma) where began to work after completing his degree in Agricultural Science in Perugia in 1985. He has been President of the Consortium for the Protection of Montefalco wines from 1986 to 1996 and President of the National Center of Raisin Wines. He has four children and lives between Rome and Montefalco. Since 2012 he has been President of Movimento Turismo del Vino Umbria and Vicepresident of the Consortium for the Protection of Montefalco Wines.


Valle d'Aosta: Andrea Barmaz

 
Andrea Barmaz, new president of VIVAL and of the Valle d'Aosta Wine Tourism Movement, 60 years old, is married to Elvira Rini, owner of Cantina Di Barrò, father of Francesca (27 years old) and Matteo (22) who have the intention to continue the family wine business, which had already started with the grandparents and who have learned to play actively with their parents, are therefore the third generation of vignerons.
Cantina Di Barrò was born in 2000 as a family business to continue the cultivation of the family vineyards and the production of wines that began in the late 70s and led to the obtaining of the first vintage of the DOC Vallée d'Aoste Torrette in 1985.
Currently Andrea Barmaz is the head of a Research and Experimentation Unit of the Institut Agricole Régional of Aosta with teaching assignment, he has been a researcher in this important institution since 1987, has been a member of the Board and director of the experimentation.


Veneto: Giorgio Salvan

 
Giorgio Salvan, winemaker of the family estate in Due Carrare (Padua), was born in 1947. He graduated in Agricultural Science in Padua in 1970 and specialized in phytopathology in Bologna. As an agronomist, he is registered to the Order of Padua. He has worked for more than 20 years in dairy cattle selective breeding and has been President of the Veneto Confagricoltura. Active since 1972 in the Consortium Doc “Colli Euganei”, he founded the Wine Route Colli Euganei and was president from 2002 to 2010.