CHICAGO, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Vin Divino, the Chicago-based importer and national sales and marketing agent, today announced a partnership with Piedmont winery, Bersano. Effective immediately, Vin Divino will be the new U.S. importer for the award-winning Italian wine producer.
Founded by Giuseppe Bersano in 1907, the winery went through a great expansion in the 1950s and 1960s under the leadership of Giuseppe's nephew, Arturo Bersano. In the 1970s and 1980s the brand was strong in the U.S., but suffered under corporate ownership in the late 1980s, which placed an emphasis on increasing production. The winery was purchased by the Massimelli and Soave families in the 1990s, and the focus returned to quality production and vineyard management.
Today, the family-run winery is the largest privately-owned winery in Piedmont, with a total of 568 vineyard acres and 10 farmhouse estates. For over 100 years, the winery has made its home in Nizza Monferrato, the heart of the Barbera d'Asti district. A team of talented and experienced vineyard specialists and enologists dedicate great care and passion to making the acclaimed Bersano wines.
"Vin Divino is a dynamic company that has impressed us with its sense of purpose and its approach to market," said Erika Abate at Bersano. "They have built the strongest distribution network imaginable and are constantly working to maintain relevance with their distributor partners."
Len Nowicki, President of Vin Divino, adds, "Everyone at Bersano is focused on excellence, quality and improvement. We are looking forward to restoring them to the position of prominence that they deserve."
About Vin Divino
Vin Divino, Ltd. is a privately held wine company based in Chicago, Illinois, importing fine wines to the United States. Vin Divino currently represents wine brands from Austria, Chile and Italy and sells them through a national network of top quality, independent distributors. All of its wines represent great value and are outstanding examples of their respective regions. Wine brands include: Domane Wachau; Franz Hirtzberger; Kracher and Zantho, Vina Casa Silva, Tenimenti Angelini Group, Valentino Group, Cusumano; Lungarotti; Bersano; Villa del Borgo and Nino Franco. For more information please visit www.vindivino.com.
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