Learn more about our featured winery principals from the four divisions of Winebow Imports:

Craft + Estate, LLS, MundoVino, and Negociants USA

Ilse Bodenstein

Niederoesterreich, Austria 

By focusing on specific sites within certain vineyards, the Bodensteins produce exceptional wines that are truly unique to their terroirs and coveted throughout the world. 

Caroline and Anne-Sophie Brochard

After starting her career in hospitality and hotel management, Caroline is now in charge of sales communication for the company. Anne-Sophie is an oenologist and has expanded her knowledge from her experiences as a winemaker in different vineyards of Burgundy, Bordeaux and New Zealand. 

Loire Valley, France

Magali and Delphine Combard

Along with their brother François, sisters Magali and Delphine have inherited the 50-year-old family business from their father Alain, and are currently modernizing the traditional winery, experimenting with new techniques and sustainable innovation.

Provence, France

Marie-Josèphe Gagnard

Marie-Josèphe Delagrange created Domaine Gagnard-Delagrange with her husband Jacques Gagnard in 1959. After Jacques passed in 2009, the domaine retained 7.4 acres of vineyards that Marie-Josèphe continues to run with the help of her grandson Marc-Antonin Blain. She tends to two small parcels herself: Chassagne Village and a small vineyard of Passetoutgrain called Les Farges. 

Burgundy, France

Julia Gazaniol

Julia's grandfather founded the winery, eventually passing down responsibilities to her father. Today Julia oversees many aspects of the business, including sales management and distribution in 30 countries.

Bordeaux, France

Mathilde Grivot

Burgundy, France

Domaine Jean Grivot is among the great names in Burgundian wine. Mathilde is the daughter of the estate owners Étienne and Marielle Grivot. Today, the family’s vineyards are densely planted and farmed organically “sans certification,” while the aim in the cellar is for balance and clear expression of terroir. 

Heike Heinrich

Burgenland, Austria  

As a leading red wine producer, Heike Heinrich and her husband Gernot are dedicated to producing the best expressions from the classic varieties of Austria, such as Zweigelt, St. Laurent and Blaufränkisch. 

Anne Moreau

Since September 1994, Anne has been responsible for Domaine Louis Moreau’s public relations and has spearheaded the winery’s expansion into export markets such as Norway, Sweden, Italy, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, USA, India, and Brazil. Today, she serves as the winery’s Sales and Communications Manager.

Burgundy, France

Theresa Pichler

Theresa Pichler is the daughter of Rudi Pichler, one of the elite growers of the Wachau. Her responsibilities at the winery range from hosting tastings to vineyard management to assistant winemaker.    

Wachau, Austria

Nathalie Tollot

Nathalie Tollot knew from a young age that she wanted a career in the winemaking business, and she spent her childhood working alongside her father. She became the first female president of the Burgundy Groupe des Jeunes Professionnels de la Vigne in the 1990s.

Burgundy, France

Lissi Wieninger

Vienna, Austria

Located within Vienna's city limits, Weingut Wieninger has championed the revival of the Wiener Gemischter Satz, or field blend. This traditional planting and vinification method is popular once again in Austria.

Toscana, Italy 

Elisabetta acquired her first winery in the Chianti Classico region in 1997 and a few years later, a long-standing property in Montalcino. In 2002, her growing appreciation of the Montalcino region led to the purchase and renovation of Altesino, which is now considered one of the top producers of Brunello in Tuscany.

Valentina Argiolas

Sardegna, Italy 

Pioneers in innovative winemaking and the revival of native Sardinian grapes, Valentina Argiolas and her family produce outstanding wines that reflect the very unique landscape and ancient traditions of their island. 

Maria Iris Bertarelli

Tuscany, Italy 

Maria Iris Bertarelli and her brother, Claudio Tipa, run the ColleMassari Wine Estates, a family-owned collection of four iconic properties from Tuscany. They acquired Castello ColleMassari in 1998, and expanded their holdings over several years to include three additional properties – Grattamacco in Bolgheri, Poggio di Sotto in Montalcino, and Tenuta San Giorgio in Montalcino.

Rita Tua and Simena Bisti 

Toscana, Italy

One of the most celebrated wineries in Tuscany’s Maremma since their first vintage in 1992, Tua Rita has achieved cult-like status for its Redigaffi, the winery’s 100-point Merlot. Rita Tua and her husband Virgilio Bisti are the owners and their daughter Simena, who is one of the directors of the winery, is actively involved in its daily operations. 

Miriam Caporali

Toscana, Italy

Working exclusively from grapes grown on her family’s own vineyards in Montepulciano, Miriam Caporali has earned a reputation for crafting wines of exceptional character and complexity.

Maria Luisa Murena & Dora Celentano

Cousins Maria Luisa Murena and Dora Celentano, founders of the Galardi winery in Campania, produce one wine. Made from native Aglianico and Piedirosso grapes, Terra di Lavoro has achieved iconic status and international acclaim.

Campania, Italy  

Laura Orsi

Sicily, Italy  

Laura has been Head Enologist at Tasca d’Almerita since June of 2004, and resides at Tenuta Regaleali, storied home of the Tasca d’Almerita family since 1830. She oversees winemaking operations for all of Tasca’s five estates, working with a diligent team of agronomists and enologists and collaborating with consulting winemaker, Carlo Ferrini. 

Tasca d'Almerita 

Marta, Dominga, and Enrica Cotarella

Umbria & Lazio, Italy 

By focusing on native varietals and international grapes alike, Dominga, Enrica, Marta and the Cotarella family have crafted some of the most sought-after wines in Italy, as well as wines of great quality and value. 

Silvia Imparato

Silvia Imparato broke with tradition by planting French varieties in Italy’s famed Campania region. The result is her highly-coveted Montevetrano wine, which is admired around the world for its complex style and elegance.  

Campania, Italy   

Alicia Lini

Alicia Lini is the fourth generation to lead Lini, and is closely involved in everything at the winery, from winemaking to marketing to exports. Her family has been making lambruscos since 1910 and they are dedicated to making Lambrusco with integrity – holding their wines for longer than the industry standard in order to fully allow the bubbles to incorporate into the wine. Lini’s wines are renowned for their signature freshness and classic dry character.

Emilia Romagna, Italy

Valentina, Meri and Alessandra Tessari

Veneto, Italy 

Working on land that has been in their family since the 1800s, the Tessari sisters are dedicated to creating terroir-specific, quality Soave wines, using only the native Garganega and Trebbiano di Soave varieties.

Isabella Vecchione 

Toscana, Italy 

Isabella has helped her father run the winery for many years and is today in charge of the administration and sales for the estate, which was founded by her great-great-grandfather in 1860. 

Carla Prospero and Nadia Zenato

Veneto, Italy 

In the mid-1990s, Carla Prospero and her daughter Nadia Zenato acquired a large 18th century farm in the Sirmione area in Lugana called Sansonina, and set about to produce exceptional red wine in a zone known for whites. The name Sansonina belonged to a woman who owned the estate centuries ago, nicknamed “Little Samson” for her strong character.  

Nadia Zenato

Veneto, Italy 

Founded in 1960 by Sergio and Carla Zenato, the Zenato winery was originally based on the production of quality wines from an indigenous varietal, Trebbiano di Lugana. Over time, the winery has been passed to Sergio and Carla’s children, who have maintained and expanded upon this vision. Their daughter Nadia currently handles the marketing and promotional activity for the company. 

Antonina Barbosa

Vinho Verde, Portugal

Antonina Barbosa with her expertise and dedication took the responsibility alongside João Portugal Ramos in the new Vinho Verde project. She was previously the been the winemaker and head of production, quality and food safety at Falua. She began her career researching volatile aromatic compounds in wines at the iotechnology School of the Porto Catholic University (ESB-UCP) in 2000 and has had several published articles in international reviews. Antonina has an oenology masters from ESB-UCP and a biochemistry degree from the Porto Science University, in addition to two post-graduate degrees in food safety and oenology from ESB-UCP.

Laura Catena 

Mendoza, Argentina 

Dr. Laura Catena, a fourth-generation winemaker and pioneer in high-altitude viticulture research, leads her family’s iconic Mendoza winery. She is currently managing director of Bodega Catena Zapata and has been called "the face of Argentine wine" for her active role in studying and promoting the Mendoza wine region and Argentine Malbec.   

Adrianna Catena

Mendoza, Argentina 

A tribute to the era when European immigrants first settled in Argentina, the wines of El Enemigo embrace both new and old world-styles. El Enemigo is a joint project between Oxford-educated historian, Adrianna Catena, and winemaker, Alejandro Vigil, whose combined knowledge of the Mendoza region allows them to select ideal vineyard sites yielding quality grapes in their desired style.  

Donzilia Copeto

Alentejo, Portugal

Donzilia successfully completed her post-graduate in oenology from Évora University following a degree in agricultural, food and engineering industries from Instituto Politécnico de Beja. In 1996 she started working for João Portugal Ramos Family Estates and in 1999 she became a winemaker for their property in Alentejo, as well as production, quality and food safety manager.

Veronica Cousiño

Maipo Valley, Chile 

Founded in 1856, Cousiño-Macul is the only 19th century winery in Chile that remains in the hands of the original founding family. Veronica leads the seventh generation, who is dedicated in preserving Cousiño-Macul’s mission for the past 150 years — to produce world-class wines that are unmistakably Chilean and carry the distinctive character of the Maipo Valley.  

Pilar Martínez-Bujanda Irribarria  

Rioja, Spain 

Pilar Martínez-Bujanda has been leading her family’s wineries since 1976. Her commitment to producing estate wines, reflective of their terroir, has ensured Familia Martínez-Bujanda’s continued success, which was founded by her great-grandfather in 1889. 

Meritxell Juvé   

Catalonia, DO Cava, Spain 

Since 1921, Mertixell Juvé’s family has been dedicated to the highest standards in their production of Cava in the Penedès region of Spain. Outstanding in quality, Juvé y Camps Cava is regularly served by Spain’s royal family. 

Alexandra Marnier Lapostolle

Apalta Valley, Chile

Alexandra envisioned Chile’s enormous potential to produce fine wines from its exceptional terroir in Apalta, where she founded Lapostolle in 1994 and Clos Apalta in 1997. Lapostolle has been a pioneer in the wine industry in Chile, and today the winery continues to elevate the region through the production of premium quality wines with a strong emphasis on eco‐minded sustainability.

Viviana Navarrete   

Leyda, Chile 

Viviana Navarrete is part of a new generation of winemakers producing world-class wines from Chile. Her expertise in cool climate winemaking is evident in the expressive and balanced style of Leyda wine.

Sonia Olano 

Located in Navarra, in the foothills of the Pyrenées, Sonia Olano’s Castillo de Monjardín crafts single-vineyard estate wines of singularly intense aroma, full flavor and firm structure. 

Navarra, Spain 

Raquel Acebes Peña   

Ribera del Duero, Spain

Raquel Acebes Peña is the wine director at Convento San Francisco. She has been with the winery since 2003, where she began as the laboratory manager. Raquel is devoted to perfecting the expression of old vine Tempranillo.

Alice Tavares da Silva & Sandra Tavares da Silva Borges

Lisboa, Portugal  

With vineyards dating back to the 16th century, the Tavares da Silva family has embarked on a restoration program, replanting and regrafting vines with indigenous and international varieties. This effort has paid off, as Quinta de Chocapalha produces wines that boast traditional minerality and elegance, while remaining fresh and fruit forward.  

Sandra Tavares da Silva Borges

With the goal of creating wines that showcase the traditional varieties of Portugal’s Douro Valley, owner and winemaker Sandra Tavares da Silva Borges has achieved international acclaim for her Wine & Soul wines.

Douro, Portugal  

Mathilde Chapoutier

Victoria, Australia

In 2009 Michel Chapoutier purchased two Australian vineyards: Shays Flat Estate and Landsborough Valley Estate in the Victorian Pyrenees. He recognized that the cool weather patterns and remarkable diversity of soil and exposures in this region would allow him to make distinctive wines from the Syrah/Shiraz grape of his homeland, utilizing his biodynamic winegrowing philosophy. The Tournon wines are named after his daughter, Mathilde, who was appointed head of sales for the M. Chapoutier group in 2016, and is the 8th generation to run the properties.

Prue Henschke

Eden Valley, Australia

Viticulturist Prue and her husband, fifth-generation winemaker Stephen, are the current custodians of the Henschke winery and vineyards, steeped in 150 years of family winemaking history in Barossa’s Eden Valley. Prue’s philosophy is a holistic one – to ensure our created environment sits in a healthy balance with our natural landscape. I would like to see the next generation inherit a fertile and sustainable land.

Janice McDonald

Western Australia, Australia

Janice is the chief winemaker at Burch Family Wines, the largest family owned winery in Western Australia with vineyard holdings and wineries in the Great Southern and Margaret River - Howard Park, Marchand & Burch, Jete Methode Traditionelle and MadFish. 

Louisa Rose

During her 25-year career at Yalumba, Louisa has become one of the world’s most respected winemakers – forging an identity for Australian Viognier, challenging perceptions of Barossa Shiraz, leading her viti- and vinicultural teams to ever greater heights, and giving up her nights, weekends, and spare moments for the betterment of Australian wine.

Barossa Valley, Australia

Catherine Scott

Catherine is one of a small number of Marlborough winemakers who was born in the region. She grew up on a farm, where her family had been for generations. With her eye for detail and keen palate, she plays a guiding role in the winemaking. 

Marlborough, New Zealand

Virginia Willcock 

Western Australia, Australia

Virginia Willcock is the Chief Winemaker behind some of Australia’s most critically acclaimed wines, at Margaret River’s founding wine estate, Vasse Felix. She has an insatiable curiosity for the role microbiology plays in grapes and vineyards in making more environmentally expressive wines, and this has driven the revolutionary development in winemaking style at Vasse Felix.

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