Founder & Owner
The founder of Vallepicciola. From Chiavari, the entrepreneurship took him around the world but his passion has always been wine-making in Tuscany. He loves Sangiovese and Pinot Noir although he appreciates great French wines.
Chairwoman of Vallepicciola and Hotel Le Fontanelle. Precise and curious, she coordinates the different activities of both companies with stimulating energy (even too much...). She is always on the lookout for new pieces of furniture for the hotel.
Graduated in Business and Economics, after having ''wasted'' 30 years doing another job, at almost 50 years old he transformed his hobby, found in previous curriculum vitae, into a job.
Born in Piedmont, a frequent visitor of wineries and trattorie, he drinks the best bottles with those he loves.
He drinks water in moderation.
Riccardo Cotarella is one of the best known and esteemed winemakers. Thanks to his extensive experience, his great professionalism, his knowledge of the areas and his ability to interpret them, he produces highly prestigious and elegant wines.
He guaranteed that our wines were to become the best in the world ...
100% from Samnium (Benevento), graduated in Oenology and winery manager. Enthusiastic, curious, a tireless reader who always aims to transmit skills and passion with kindness and rigor. An avid enthusiast of Falanghina who is falling in love with Sangiovese.
Graduated in Oenology; started off in Velletri and matured his experience in several important Italian wineries before joining Vallepicciola as a technical manager (vineyards and cellar).
He is a great communicator (he does speak a lot) and loves his job almost as much as his children.
He promised to go on a diet ...
Administration & Control Manager
E’ la guardiana dei conti. Prima di qualsiasi spesa, bisogna vedersela con lei. E’ incorruttibile, ma potete provare con un vassoio di dolci. E’ nel mondo del vino da sempre...
Retail Sales and Hospitality Manager
Born in Siena, he has always loved the world of wine (understandably) rather than his degree in Political Sciences. He is the retail sales manager and the hospitality reference for all the visitors of Vallepicciola.
He is taking over the big responsibility to teach Tuscan slang to non-autocton colleagues...
A repented architect who represents the third generation of the Bolfo family to manage the hotel accommodation and wine production. He is the Purchasing Manager for both companies. A great basketball player who loves Tuscan cuisine.
Few words but great commitment, he is the historical memory of our winery. He knows the cellar as the back of his hands, and he treats the bottles as his daughters.
He has been seen crying when last bottle from 2011 was sent...
Dove passano loro non cresce più l'erba, ma solo uva buona.
Grandi amici tra loro, organizzano cene pantagrueliche in cui buon cibo, buon vino e buona compagnia vanno a braccetto.
Sono la colonna portante della nostra azienda.