Violante Gardini Cinelli Colombini President of AGIVI
November 29th 2019 AGIVI the association of young Italian wine producers elected Violante Gardini national president for the next three years.
She takes the place of Federico Terenzi and will have at her side, as vice-presidents Martina Varvaglione and Enrico Gobino. The AGIVI board is also composed by Emanuela Tamburini, Nicola Guidi, Silvia Franco, Matteo Magnabosco, Vittoria Rocca, Ernesto Rocca, Anna Maria Surricchio, Giulia Goretti.
VIOLANTE GARDINI A LITTLE GREAT WOMAN
35 years old from Tuscany Violante Gardini is the commercial manager of the wine estates of her mother Donatella Cinelli Colombini (casato Prime Donne in Montalcino and Fattoria del Colle in Trequanda) a degree in Business Economics at the University of Florence and a Master OIV in Paris that led to a visit to all the wine-growing regions and the main wine markets of the world.
In the professional and human history of Violante associationism has always played an important role: in 2008– 2009 she was the Tuscan president of Leo (young Lions) in June 2013 she was elected Tuscan President of Wine Tourism Movement, bringing her region to be the most numerous in Italy. She is Vice-President AGIVI from 2016 and now has decided to devote all her free time to this association renouncing any other office.
“I believe very much in teamwork” said Violante after the election that happened unanimously by acclamation at Mondodelvino -Wine Experience of Priocca, “and I intend to apply in AGIVI that method of deciding and working in a group that in previous experiences allowed me to increase members and organize important initiatives”.
AGIVI ASSOCIATION OF YOUNG ITALIAN WINE PRODUCERS
AGIVI was founded in 1989 by a group of young entrepreneurs, already belonging to the Italian Wine Union and the Confederation of Vine and Wine. Brings together people under 40 of all Italian regions that are or are about to become owners and managers of major wine companies. AGIVI stimulates them to create a network of relationships that starts from the commonality of interests and turns into friendship. Relationships which, in professional life, allow us to exchange experiences and plan together.
Over the years, AGIVI has developed an intensive program of activities such as study trips in Italy and abroad, management training courses, conferences and even more moments of aggregation such as parties and dinners that strengthen the team spirit.
AGIVI FROM FRIENDSHIP TO COLLABORATION
“We will keep on organizing trips in wine regions abroad that we need to stimulate us and compare” said Volante Gardini illustrating her program ”as well as the courses, the first of which will be in February. But we will place a lot of emphasis on communication using the new site that will be ready in days and is connected to a much larger network. The voice of the millennials of Italian wine must become stronger and bring a message of renewal and sustainability>>.