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CEO of Ferrari Winery becomes IWSC president

Matteo Bruno Lunelli, CEO of Ferrari Winery and of the Lunelli Group is announced as the 2016 president for the International Wine & Spirits Competition.

Each year the IWSC appoints a new president and after their term of office they become active vice presidents. Following in the footsteps of 2015 president, Neil McGuigan of McGuigan’s Wines, Matteo will act as an ambassador for the IWSC.  

Matteo Bruno Lunelli, CEO of Ferrari Winery and of the Lunelli Group, says, “I am honoured to take up this prestigious position since IWSC has a global outreach and continuously promotes the excellence of wine on the world stage. As I believe that wine is the poetry of its own land and every great wine is an expression of a unique territory, I hope to emphasize the role of the IWSC in educating the consumer in fully understanding the beauty of the diversity of the wine world.”

Graduating with honours in Economics at Bocconi University Milan, Matteo started his career in financial consulting, working for five years at Goldman Sachs International in Zurich, London and New York before joining the family business, Ferrari Winery.

Ferrari is Italy’s leading producer of luxury sparkling wines and was founded in Trento in 1902. Ferrari creates only sustainably farmed Trentodoc wines, which are bottle-fermented sparkling wines made from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes grown at high altitudes in the mountains of the northern Italian region of Trentino. 

Matteo is part of the third generation of the Lunelli family; his grandfather, Bruno, acquired the company in 1952 from the founder, Giulio Ferrari. Matteo is willing to continuously innovate whilst respecting the century old tradition of the winery and he is a passionate ambassador of the Italian Art of Living on the global stage.

Today Matteo is also CEO of the Lunelli Group, an Italian beverage group which complements Ferrari with brands that share the same quest for excellence and an indissoluble link with terroir: Surgiva, the exclusive and extremely light mineral water whose source is located in the Adamello Brenta National Park in Trentino; the historic grappa Segnana; Tenute Lunelli still wines from Trentino, Tuscany and Umbria, known for their elegance and longevity; and Bisol, a leading producer of Prosecco Superiore di Valdobbiadene.

27 November 2015 - Rebecca Sterritt Paragraph Publishing, content manager