Three Friends Ampeleia is born of the friendship between Elisabetta Foradori, a winegrower in Trentino, Thomas Widmann and Giovanni Podini: the business partner-friends, in conceiving Ampeleia, found a place in which their common passion could be stoked. Despite their differing characters and professions, the three friends share both delight and sensitivity for Ampeleia’s variety and for these wines, able to reveal the complete tale of their extraordinary natural environment. Since 2009, Thomas's intense political commitment in his homeland has compelled him to forsake his involvement in Ampeleia even though he continues to follow the winery’s evolution with his heart.
Elisabetta Foradori: Ampeleia is born of the synergic interaction between several elements: three friends and business-partners, three altitude levels, seven grape varieties, one wine expressing the taste of its land of origin. Ampeleia is an inspiration that extends into and embraces the immense Mediterranean tradition of viticulture and winemaking.
Giovanni Podini: For me, to return to the land today means to return to my roots. The friendship binding me to my business partners is surely the strength that led me to share with them the project of Ampeleia.
In addition to the two owners, Ampeleia’s team has been led from the project’s beginning by Simona Spinelli, for the commercial and administrative aspects, and by Marco Tait for all aspects pertaining to the wine’s production.
Their effort is completed by a dynamic and energetic group of young people working together in an atmosphere of dialogue and mutual improvement: Leonardo Mucci as vineyard manager, Sara Bani and Valentina Fiorenti in the offices are the winery’s accountants, in addition to many other workers.
It is thanks to each of them that Ampeleia writes its story every day.