Allegrini revolution: Lady Amarone appoints Andrea Lonardi to lead her new winery

May 21 2024, 16:32
The Italian master of wine and former chief operating officer of the Verona-based winery Bertani, Andrea Lonardi, is the new CEO of Marilisa Allegrini's newly established company, which she founded after parting ways with her nephews

by Divina Vitale

Andrea Lonardi, an Italian master of wine, is now the CEO of Marilisa Allegrini's rejuvenated enterprise. This includes three estates: Villa della Torre in Valpolicella, Poggio al Tesoro in Bolgheri, and San Polo in Montalcino. "Lonardi has a background in vertical management (from vineyard to market) in prestigious wineries, which he will now bring to my new project as CEO," explains Marilisa Allegrini.

Lonardi joins Allegrini

Lonardi, formerly the chief operating officer of the Verona-based Bertani winery (part of the Angelini Wine & Estates group), "will lead our team in a project aimed at enhancing the territories in which we operate. Andrea will support the growth of the company's organization, with the objective of consolidating and developing our assets in production, marketing, and sales. Additionally, Andrea will be a key figure for my daughters, Carlotta and Caterina, providing them with valuable mentorship to aid their development within the company," says Marilisa Allegrini.

"I am honoured and excited to embark on this journey with Marilisa, Carlotta, and Caterina," commented Lonardi. "I will bring all my experience, creativity, and vision in the fine wines segment to support growth in Bolgheri, Montalcino, and the Verona denominations. Together, we will tackle the complexities of today's market and establish company structures that respect their history while embracing modern innovation and generational transition."

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