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Collis Veneto Wine Group: Christian Scrinzi is the new general manager

Important announcement for Collis Veneto Wine Group. Christian Scrinzi is the new general manager of the winemaking company, protagonist of one of the most important financial operations in the sector which took place at the end of 2023, which saw a merger by incorporation with Sartori di Verona and Cantine Riondo with the birth of Collis Heritage. The announcement, made official, explains: “With profound experience in the wine sector, Scrinzi will bring an innovative vision and consolidated leadership, giving impetus to the Veneto Group led by President Pietro Zambon and CEO Pierluigi Guarise”.

Who is Christian Scrinzi

Collis Veneto Wine Group announces the appointment of Christian Scrinzi, former wine and production director of Gruppo Italiano Vini, as new general manager of the Group.

Trentino, trained at the Agricultural Institute of San Michele all’Adige, began his career in the local social wineries, Sav (today Vivallis), Vinicola di Aldeno and Cantina di Nomi, associated with the Cavit Group, and expanded his knowledge thanks to important opportunities abroad, in particular in Chile at Viña Santa Rita and in New Zealand at Malborough Valley Cellar, where he interacts with important international winemakers, acquiring innovative technical skills and valuable contacts, but above all international dynamics in terms of product potential and style .

He joined Gruppo Italiano Vini in 2001 to take care of the winemaking and refinement of the Group’s Venetian cellars, achieving important qualitative recognitions, and since 2004 he has also dedicated himself to the oenological part of the Tuscan cellars Melini and La Selvanella.

In 2007 he was assigned the role of oenological coordination of the Group which saw him expand the activities also in Formentini in the Friulian Collio, in Castello Monaci in Salento and in Rapitalà in Sicily.

In 2010 came the most prestigious appointment as oenological and production director of the entire Italian Wine Group, which he held simultaneously with other roles of responsibility: he was placed at the head of the Bolla di Pedemonte until 2015 and was appointed managing director of the cellars of the South of Group: Castello Monaci from Salento, Tenute Rapitalà in Sicily and director of Re Manfredi in Basilicata.

Christian Scrinzi was also president of Aziende Agricole Giv and Viticola Giv, companies related to and supporting the Italian Wine Group.

With dozens of interventions and sector publications under his belt, the new general director of Collis Veneto Wine Group is recognized as a national expert with extensive technical and management knowledge.

He achieves the highest national and international recognitions in the wines of his expertise which also lead him to receive significant personal awards such as the 2023 Vitienological Culture and Research Award (Vinoway Selections) and the 2023 Winemaker of the Year (Doctor Wine).

A new general manager for Collis Veneto Wine Group

With his entry into Collis Veneto Wine Group, Christian Scrinzi will make a great contribution to the positioning and growth path of the Group, today among the top ten Italian wine companies with over 200 million euros in turnover.

His is the task of orienting and maintaining the quality control of the entire production chain, in the name of the best standards linked to sustainability.

The figure of Scrinzi represents an important stage in a broader path of internal managerial development and structuring, a phase that includes other professional paths, which will continue to evolve in the coming months.

Collis Veneto Wine Group: Christian Scrinzi is the new general manager of the Group led by President Pietro Zambon and CEO Pierluigi Guarise

“The years I spent in Gruppo Italiano Vini gave me the opportunity to grow both professionally and personally. Now I face an important challenge in a Group that has strong growth possibilities in Italy and around the world”, said Christian Scrinzi after the announcement. “I thank the president Piero Zambon, the vice president Claudio Tamellini, the managing director Pierluigi Guarise and the entire Board of Directors of Collis Veneto Wine Group for the trust placed in me and I am immediately committed to transferring my skills to increase the potential of the Group”.

And Pierluigi Guarise, CEO of Collis Wine Group, comments:

“With the arrival of Christian Scrinzi, the Collis Group makes a decisive leap in quality. His skills and his great experience convinced us to bring him on board what has all the characteristics to represent a case of success for Veneto wine in Italy and in the world, furthermore it will represent an opportunity for the growth and professional training of all internal staff”.