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who we are

Marco Sbernadori:
An architectural designer by profession and proponent of sports and healthy living, Marco restored the historic winery and became a winemaker in 1988 with his first production of Palazzo Vecchio Vino Nobile di Montepulciano in 1990. Marco works in production and marketing, and constantly researches new ways of assuring quality wines; rows of vines in his latest vineyard were planted to optimize sunlight.

Maria Alessandra Zorzi:
With her professional background in public relations and communication, Maria handles the press office, corporate promotions and related activities. She also oversees the 40 hectares of arable land and in particular the cultivation of olives. Maria is a proud member of Italian Women in Wine.

Luca  Sbernadori:
Luca, their son, brings his IT skills and experience to the company and is responsible for the promotion and sales of wines on both the Italian and foreign markets.

Maria Luisa Sbernadori:
Maria Luisa is a set designer and illustrator. She organizes Palazzo Vecchio events and our presence at international fairs. She also works on promoting Palazzo Vecchio wines in Italy and abroad and is the manager of The Dogana. 

Federica Riboldi:
Federica is an important reference point for both customers and suppliers. She coordinates tastings and sales for both Italians and foreigners.

Andrea Mazzoni:
With his vast professional experience, Andrea is the chief consultant winemaker at Fattoria di Palazzo Vecchio. In the 1990’s he was active in the "100% Sangiovese Project" that was launched by the University of Tuscany. He currently teaches applied winemaking at the Wine School of Siena.

Stefano Rubechini:
Stefano graduated from the Agricultural Institute "Andrea Vegni" Le Capezzine (in Cortona) and is responsible for day-to-day operations in the vineyards and cellar.