The Team

  • He’s the first person that the guests of the estate meet. For that he must be a special one. Officially he’s in charge of the tours and of the Wine Resort, truth to be told he’s also a psychologist and a motivational trainer for all of us.
  • Commercial manager: it is written on his business card and also in his DNA. “Responsible” in the true sense of the word, always attentive, measured, focused on numbers, analysis, reports. It is “commercial” in the soul, because it loves being with people, getting to know them, creating relationships.
  • Each job you could do on the estate, Alfina experienced it. She started with the service during the tastings then she was moved in the office, accounting and managing the reservations. Every now and then the spark lightens again and you can find her cooking in the kitchen or in the tasting rooms. It happens when you the things you like.
  • “Refined” for 30 years in the cellar of Villagrande. He lived the evolution of the territory, of the estate and of the winemaking techniques. He’s really our encyclopedia. The quiet and composure with whom he keeps an eye over the cellar works, the fermentations, all the winemaking steps, are for sure reflected in our wines.
  • Head of the vineyard team He’s the man of the vineyard, the commander that leads every work in the fields. He embodies the best traits of a man from the country: strong, reliable, quick-witted, never-stopping with an infinite energy.
  • It fully represents the millennials generation: he is incredibly hungry for success, but he knows that to achieve it requires commitment and dedication, just the qualities he has brought to the kitchen. Together with a talent that promises well. And we are all the ones who verify that it keeps its promises.
  • When there is an event to organize, or to manage the restaurant room of the estate, here is him, his forelock, his smile. He is practically the party man and therefore he is always strictly tidy and cared for. His presence is enough to instill calm and security to colleagues. And a sigh to the colleagues.
  • Our autochthone sommelier: born in Milo, grown-up in Milo, she works in Milo. She loves wine, nature, animals and she’s able to transmit her passion both with visitors and the guests of the Wine Resort
  • Non-drinker at the job interview, now she’s a professional sommelier. That’s enough to describe how 3 years spent in Villagrande changed her life. Her new passion conquered and transformed her and she shares it with the guests, which love her energy and enthusiasm.
  • It happens to see her in action in the kitchen or during the tastings or in the Wine Resort. Everything without drawing too much attention. And then she unleashes everything on a go-kart
  • She’s been working in Villagrande for many years, she recently became grandmother and her nephews are her proud and with the same affection she works in between the lines of the field.
  • Here’s the person that keeps everything in order here in Villagrande. Every home needs a figure like her: firm, more than efficient, the example of a strong woman that makes everything running smoothly and clean.
  • After one year in Australia she came back to her Milo where her English is precious to welcome the guests from all over the world. Her strength? A dreamer’s soul and the warmth with the guests.
  • He’s not only Sebastiano’s right arm, he also contributes with his knowledge about wines during the tastings, guiding the guests and managing to make them understand each wine peculiarities and characteristics. Contagious passion.
  • She worked as an accountant, then she decided to leave the office to work surrounded by nature. Quick, ready and proactive. An important resource for the estate, she never gets tired and she works with diligence and energy, always smiling helps in keeping high the spirits.
  • From the vineyard to the hall through the wash house. Marinela is the woman of cleanliness. But also the one who takes care of foreign customers in the dining room, making the most of her excellent English. And that’s exactly what he teaches his children, with whom he lives nearby, in Milo.
  • We call him the “poet of the vineyard”. A bard that works surrounded by grapevines, that sings his songs to them. Seeing him in action is spectacular, working with him a pleasure.
  • Huge experience in both vineyards and citrus cultivations, always helpful and warm. She brings coffee and brioches every morning for breakfast.
  • The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree: his dad Pippo spent 50 years working in Villagrande. He’s specialized in maneuvering the tractor in between the narrow lines of the vineyard, something that reminds of a videogame when you reach the final stage.
  • An artist in life, painting is her passion, she makes wonderful pieces with innovative techniques. With the same love she works in the fields, accurate and meticulous.
  • Strong, honest. He’s called the butterflies man by his vineyard colleagues, he’s as strong as he’s gentle. In his free time models and paints ceramics
  • He occasionally helps us during the pruning and the picking moments. Tireless and quiet.
  • He too occasionally helps us, very friendly and cordial, he loves playing jokes but when it’s about working he never gives up.