MICHAEL MILLER named NEW US EXPORT MANAGER FOR MARCHESI DE’ fRESCOBALDI
The Wine Sales Executive Will be Responsible for the Frescobaldi and Danzante Brands
New York, NY, July 20th: Effective June 1st, wine sales executive Michael Miller was named the new US Export Manager of Marchesi De’ Frescobaldi, the 700 year-old Tuscan winemaking company, reporting to Marketing & Sales Director, Giampiero Bertolini. Miller will be responsible for the Frescobaldi and Danzante brands in the United States, while Alessandro Lunardi continues as Director of North America for Ornellaia, Luce della Vite and Attems.
Miller is an enthusiastic, results-driven sales executive with a demonstrated track record for success. Previously, he was the Regional Sales Manager for Excelsior Wines, responsible for the Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont and Massachusetts markets. He brings a great deal of brand management and regional sales experience to this highly esteemed position.
Miller has also held leadership positions at National Wine & Spirits Corporation, Anheuser Busch and the Guinness Import Company. In his spare time, Miller enjoys collecting vintage cars, boating, fishing, golfing and playing tennis.
“The US is the most important export market for Marchesi De’ Frescobaldi with great potential to grow further. Mike will be influential to our structure in the US and we strongly believe that his experience in managing important brands and working with a team will be key to supporting our partner, Folio Fine Wine Partners, to drive growth in the next few years.“ Giampiero Bertolini says.
All brands of the Marchesi De’ Frescobaldi group are represented in the U.S. by Folio Fine Wine Partners, based in Napa, CA.
Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi, the leading wine producer of Tuscany and one of the most historic and respected wine companies in the world, combines centuries of tradition with progressive winemaking techniques and practices. Founded in the 14th century and a supplier of wines to the royal courts of Europe for generations, Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi group is still a family-owned company today and produces wines utilizing only the grapes grown in its own vineyards. The company continually upgrades and modernizes its grape growing and winemaking operations, maintaining a relentless focus on producing unique wines that express the individuality of each unique terroir from which they are produced.
About Folio Fine Wine Partners – www.foliowine.com
Folio Fine Wine Partners was founded in 2004 by Michael Mondavi and his wife, Isabel, with their children, Dina and Rob Jr. Folio is an importer, fine wine agency and producer of quality wines from the world’s premiere and emerging wine regions, providing sales, marketing and public relations services to wine brands from California, Italy, France, Austria, Germany and Spain. Wines under the Michael Mondavi Family Estate include Emblem, Hangtime, Isabel Mondavi, M by Michael Mondavi, Oberon, and Spellbound. From Italy, are the wines of Arnaldo Caprai, Attems, Bruno Giacosa, Coppo, Dal FornoRomano, Danzante, Donnafugata, Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi, Luce della Vite, Ornellaia and Villa Sandi. The Spanish portfolio includes Artadi, Capafons-Ossó, Fillaboa, Leda, Nita, Palacios Remondo and Vall Llach, with Charles Heidsieck (France), Laurenz V (Austria), and Prinz von Hessen (Germany) completing the portfolio.