Marilisa Allegrini is the co-director/CEO of the Allegrini Group. In 2020, she was awarded the prestigious Order of Merit for Labour by the President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella. The first Italian woman to appear on the cover of Wine Spectator, she has always been an untiring ambassador of Allegrini wines in the world. She has also taken up a number of institutional roles, the last, chronologically speaking, as member of the board of directors of the Fondazione Arena, which manages Verona’s Amphitheatre. She is president of ISWA, an association that brings together 9 of the most important Italian wine producers.
Franco Allegrini took up the baton from his father in 1983, starting to take care of the winemaking operations in the Family business. Like Giovanni before him, he immediately showed great enthusiasm and passion for his land. Driven by the aim of enhancing its potential, a sort of revolution began in the winemaking tradition of Valpolicella. Since 2022 his legacy has been taken up with passion by his sons Francesco, Giovanni and Matteo.
His candid, straight-forward character was the most classic expression of those who live in intense symbiosis with nature. He personally took charge of viticultural management, and it is also in his memory that Marilisa and Franco Allegrini have dedicated the commitment and energy that have enabled the company to achieve a leadership position throughout the area. Walter passed away unexpectedly in the summer of 2003, today his daughter Silvia cultivates the same passion for nature and the company’s sustainability projects.