About the Brand:
The family took its first step in 1898, when Pietro Sartori bought Villa Maria, a vineyard with a small cellar attached, in the heart of the Veneto region’s Valpolicella district, to assure a source of high-quality wine for his hotel. This marked the advent of Sartori di Verona. A few years later, Pietro’s son, Regolo, built the winery into the family’s core business, and by the 1950s Regolo’s two sons expanded the winery and brought these wines to international recognition, exporting them around the world.
About the owner:
Andrea Sartori, president of Sartori di Verona, is the great-grandson of Pietro Sartori, who founded the Sartori di Verona winery in 1898. Today one of the Veneto’s “Big Five” wine producers, Sartori di Verona has expanded significantly under Andrea’s leadership. It is a testament to Andrea’s success and to the reputation he enjoys throughout the Italian wine industry that he was called upon to serve an unprecedented two terms as president of Italy’s principal wine producers’ trade group, the Unione Italiana Vini (Italian Confederation of Vine & Wine), from 2004 through May 2010. The UIV represents some 60% of the Italian wine industry by turnover.
Andrea is an active member in a host of influential organizations: Assindustria in Verona; Confederazione della Vite e del Vino (president from 2004 to 2010); EME which organizes Simei — the big wine equipment and technology trade fairs (president); Premio Morsiani which awards a yearly prize to wine personalities and university researchers (president); Federvini (vice president from 2005 to 2010); the marketing group Italia del Vino (board member); CEEV to lobby the EU in Brussels (board member from 2005 to 2010) and the Veronese bank Crever (board member). And is if that wasn’t enough, Andrea also contributes to Corriere Vinicolo, the weekly journal of the UIV.
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