Welcome to Episode 1724 Stevie Kim moderates Clubhouse’s Ambassadors’ Corner – In this episode, Marco Nordio interviews Salvino Benanti. These sessions are recorded from Clubhouse and replayed here on the Italian Wine Podcast!
Listen in on this series as Italian Wine Ambassadors all over the world chat with Stevie and their chosen wine producer. Which producer would you interview if you had your pick?
Born in Chioggia (Venezia) and trained as an economist at Bocconi University in Milano.
After spending 10 years working in finance in Italy and overseas he set sail to NZ with his yacht and landed there after a 3 yr journey.
In NZ he studied Wine Science at the Auckland University and planted a small vineyard with Nebbiolo and Pinot Grigio on his land. He reached a full barrel production of Nebbiolo before turning to importing Italian wines in NZ.
He import a large portfolio of Italian wines, probably the largest in NZ.
Salvino Benanti was born in the foothills of Mount Etna, in Catania, Sicily, in May 1974. He is married to Olivia and has two sons. After growing up in Sicily, he moved to Switzerland in 1988, at age 14, to attend the International School of Geneva. That year, his father Giuseppe, a trained chemist, founded Benanti Winery, reviving an old family tradition, with the intention of making fine wines on the slopes of one of the world’s most active volcanoes. Together with his brother, he took over the family winery at the age of 38. That year, family divested other assets to focus exclusively on the winery. It was a decision they have never regretted.
Built on the foundations laid by Giuseppe Benanti, and thanks to the vision of the second generation, the winery has a well-earned international reputation, with the aim of making Benanti one of the finest wineries in the Old World.
More about the moderator Stevie Kim:
Stevie hosts Clubhouse sessions each week (visit Italian Wine Club & Wine Business on Clubhouse), these recorded sessions are then released on the podcast to immortalize them! She often also joins Professor Scienza in his shows to lend a hand keeping our Professor in check! You can also find her taking a hit for the team when she goes “On the Road”, all over the Italian countryside, visiting wineries and interviewing producers, enjoying their best food and wine – all in the name of bringing us great Pods!
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