Our Team

LUCA BALBIANO

The Queen’s Vineyard – Turin

The vineyard of Villa della Regina is a story of love and beauty. The Queen’s Vineyard is in fact a little miracle, not only for the astonishing beauty it offers, but also because the vineyards, although so young, produce remarkable wines. When we accepted this challenge almost 15 years ago, we never imagined we could go this far.\ My family has been producing Freisa di Chieri for over 75 years, but this is a particulary special wine, born from a historic, long time lost vineyard. We agreed to replant it in order to return its grapes and wine to Turin.

ERIC SUREAU

Clos Montmartre – Paris

“Clos Montmartre is a miracle: the vineyard is a very small piece of land squeezed between the buildings, under the wing of the church of the Sacred Heart, yet it produces about a thousand half-liter bottles of rosé. But above all it attracts thousands of people for the harvest festival. Having vineyards in the city and creating shared synergies is essential to resist and activate a winning commercial strategy, both from a cultural and social point of view: all the proceeds of Clos Montmartre, for example, are used to carry out social actions in the 18th arrondissement.”

RENZO DE ANTONIA

Laguna nel bicchiere – Venice

“The goal of Laguna nel bicchiere (Lagoon in a glass) is to recover old traditions, save pieces of land, but above to cooperate with schools, to make it clear that a city like Venice is not only a matter of stones, but there are also agricultural important agricultural productions.”

 

LUIGI ALBERTO FUMI CAMBI GADO

Senarum Vinea – Siena

Gorgottesco, Tenerone, Salamanna, Prugnolo gentile, Occhio di pernice, Procanico, Rossone, these are some of the oldest vines that the city of Siena has rediscovered thanks to Senarum Vinea: the historic vineyards of Siena. The project has brought back to the light our wine heritage and historical forms of cultivation in the walled city.

ALESSANDRO COTRONEO

Leonardo’s Vineyard – Milan

A forgotten story links Leonardo da Vinci to the city of Milan: the story of a vineyard. The vineyard that Ludovico il Moro, Duke of Milan, gave to Leonardo in 1498, and which is finally reborn today, respecting the original grape variety .

GÉRARD TRUCHET

Clos de la République des Canuts – Lyon

La République defends the traditions of Lyon and in particular of Croix-Rousse, a plateau that hosts our vineyards in the Parc de la Cerisaie. The annual festival of La République, with its parade and the gathering that are held on this occasion, have become a real tradition of Croix-Rousse and the whole territory.

ALESSANDRO MARZOTTO

San Francesco della Vigna – Venice

The Santa Margherita company has decided to devote itself with passion to the protection of the oldest vineyard in Venice, putting its technical competence at the service of the friars who have kept it for centuries.

ANTONIO RALLO

Vigna del Gallo – Palermo

“The decision to join the Urban Vineyards Association is a natural step in the path of the Sicilian Doc consortium,  which aims at safeguarding the great viticultural heritage of the island also through the enhancement and protection of native vines.”

LOUIS BUZANÇAIS

Compagnons des Côtes du Rhône – Avignon

The Association Compagnons des Côtes du Rhône brings together about fifty passionate volunteers who are committed to supporting the promotion of wines from the Côtes du Rhône and its capital Avignon, through cultural, environmental and historical heritage. To achieve this goal, the Compagnons des Côtes du Rhône are creators of popular, festive and media driven events based on the values ​of sharing, conviviality and cultural exchange.

MARIATERESA BUTTIGLIENGO

Friends of the Queen’s Villa Association – Turin

The Association was founded with the aim of safeguarding and promoting the artistic and cultural value of the wonderful Villa della Regina complex. United by the passion for art, history and culture, fond of the city of Turin and its historic architecture, the volunteers work to support the projects concerning the Villa, with the aim (and the dream) of giving  shape to a conscious, sustainable and cultural tourism. This allows the maintenance and enhancement of one of the most beautiful and unknown Royal Residences of Turin, returned to the city after a long restoration that has allowed its reopening to the public.

BENEDETTO CARELLA

Turin

Benedetto Carella
Fabrizio Galliati

FABRIZIO GALLIATI

Coldiretti Piedmont

PAOLO CORBINI

City of Wine National Association

“Our recovery model can be replicated in any city where there are wine productions and ancient vines to be rediscovered. Italy is very rich in this heritage and today it represents a new added value for our oenology.”

Paolo Corbini

Our team

LUCA BALBIANO

The Queen’s Vineyard – Turin

The vineyard of Villa della Regina is a story of love and beauty. The Queen’s Vineyard is in fact a little miracle, not only for the astonishing beauty it offers, but also because the vineyards, although so young, produce remarkable wines. When we accepted this challenge almost 15 years ago, we never imagined we could go this far.\ My family has been producing Freisa di Chieri for over 75 years, but this is a particulary special wine, born from a historic, long time lost vineyard. We agreed to replant it in order to return its grapes and wine to Turin.

ERIC SUREAU

Clos Montmartre – Paris

“Clos Montmartre is a miracle: the vineyard is a very small piece of land squeezed between the buildings, under the wing of the church of the Sacred Heart, yet it produces about a thousand half-liter bottles of rosé. But above all it attracts thousands of people for the harvest festival. Having vineyards in the city and creating shared synergies is essential to resist and activate a winning commercial strategy, both from a cultural and social point of view: all the proceeds of Clos Montmartre, for example, are used to carry out social actions in the 18th arrondissement.”

RENZO DE ANTONIA

Laguna nel Bicchiere – Venice

“The goal of Laguna nel bicchiere (Lagoon in a glass) is to recover old traditions, save pieces of land, but above to cooperate with schools, to make it clear that a city like Venice is not only a matter of stones, but there are also agricultural important agricultural productions.”

LUIGI ALBERTO FUMI CAMBI GADO

Senarum Vinea – Siena

Gorgottesco, Tenerone, Salamanna, Prugnolo gentile, Occhio di pernice, Procanico, Rossone, these are some of the oldest vines that the city of Siena has rediscovered thanks to Senarum Vinea: the historic vineyards of Siena. The project has brought back to the light our wine heritage and historical forms of cultivation in the walled city.

ALESSANDRO CONTRONEO

Vigna di Leonardo – Milan

A forgotten story links Leonardo da Vinci to the city of Milan: the story of a vineyard. The vineyard that Ludovico il Moro, Duke of Milan, gave to Leonardo in 1498, and which is finally reborn today, respecting the original grape variety.

GÉRARD TRUCHET

Clos des Canuts – Lyon

La République defends the traditions of Lyon and in particular of Croix-Rousse, a plateau that hosts our vineyards in the Parc de la Cerisaie. The annual festival of La République, with its parade and the gathering that are held on this occasion, have become a real tradition of Croix-Rousse and the whole territory.

ALESSANDRO MARZOTTO

San Francesco della Vigna – Venice

The Santa Margherita company has decided to devote itself with passion to the protection of the oldest vineyard in Venice, putting its technical competence at the service of the friars who have kept it for centuries.

ANTONIO RALLO

Vigna del Gallo – Palermo

“The decision to join the Urban Vineyards Association is a natural step in the path of the Sicilian Doc consortium,  which aims at safeguarding the great viticultural heritage of the island also through the enhancement and protection of native vines.”

LOUIS BUZANÇAIS

Compagnons des Côtes du Rhône – Avignon

The Association Compagnons des Côtes du Rhône brings together about fifty passionate volunteers who are committed to supporting the promotion of wines from the Côtes du Rhône and its capital Avignon, through cultural, environmental and historical heritage. To achieve this goal, the Compagnons des Côtes du Rhône are creators of popular, festive and media driven events based on the values ​of sharing, conviviality and cultural exchange.

MARIATERESA BUTTIGLIENGO

Association Amici di Villa della Regina – Turin

The Association was founded with the aim of safeguarding and promoting the artistic and cultural value of the wonderful Villa della Regina complex. United by the passion for art, history and culture, fond of the city of Turin and its historic architecture, the volunteers work to support the projects concerning the Villa, with the aim (and the dream) of giving  shape to a conscious, sustainable and cultural tourism. This allows the maintenance and enhancement of one of the most beautiful and unknown Royal Residences of Turin, returned to the city after a long restoration that has allowed its reopening to the public.

Benedetto Carella

BENEDETTO CARELLA

Torino

Fabrizio Galliati

FABRIZIO GALLIATI

Coldiretti Piemonte

Paolo Corbini

PAOLO CORBINI

Association National Città del Vino

“Our recovery model can be replicated in any city where there are wine productions and ancient vines to be rediscovered. Italy is very rich in this heritage and today it represents a new added value for our oenology.”