MIAMI, Jan. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Santa Margherita USA Inc. announces today it is now the exclusive importer of the Santa Margherita wine brand to the United States. This flagship wine brand will be the anchor to a portfolio of diverse and dynamic premium Italian wines imported by Santa Margherita USA Inc.

Over the past 80 years, Santa Margherita has grown into one of the most sought after wine brands in the world and a leading luxury Italian wine in the U.S. Since inception, Santa Margherita has been committed to crafting one of a kind wines with deep rooted values of provenance, character and craftsmanship at some of the most prestigious, family-owned properties in Italy. Santa Margherita’s portfolio is comprised of Pinot Grigio Alto Adige and Valadige, Chianti Classico Riserva and Prosecco Superiore, with its Pinot Grigio being one of the most requested imported wines in U.S. fine dining restaurants for many years.

In line with Santa Margherita’s dedication to crafting top quality Italian wines that complement consumers’ lives while enriching their stories, Santa Margherita USA Inc. will embody these same commitments through its full portfolio of wines. In addition to Santa Margherita, the portfolio includes Torresella, Kettmeir, Lamole di Lamole, Sassoregale, Feudo Zirtari, and Fattoria Sardi. Santa Margherita USA Inc.’s wines are created in many of the most significant wine producing areas in Italy.

Headquartered in Miami, Santa Margherita USA Inc. is led by CEO Vincent Chiaramonte, who brings a compelling vision for future growth and proven experience driving the strategic vision of top import portfolios, as well as developing brands, market share, and profitability for companies within the wine industry. The team also includes Jennifer Engel, who joins the company as Vice President of Sales. She is among the industry’s most qualified and certified sales executives, managing and growing businesses, exceeding sales and depletion goals, and building meaningful relationships in the trade. Additionally, Mark Lyle, who serves as Vice President of Marketing, offers a breadth of experience in the wine industry and a strong track record in building high-caliber, performance-driven marketing teams for flagship brands as well as luxury, boutique labels.

“As we move into a new year with an iconic brand at the forefront of our portfolio, our family is excited to share another aspect of the Santa Margherita story, deeply rooted in history, that until now has not yet been told,” said Gaetano Marzotto, Chairman of the Board for the Santa Margherita Wine Group. “We take great pride in the Santa Margherita brand and look forward to the next chapter in our story.”

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Santa Margherita USA Inc.’s portfolio currently features seven world-renowned wineries including Santa Margherita, Torresella, Kettmeir, Lamole di Lamole, Sassoregale, Feudo Zirtari and Fattoria Sardi, operating in regions across Italy. The product portfolio is a dynamic and diverse mosaic of Italy’s finest wine areas including Veneto, Alto Adige, Tuscany and Sicily.

Santa Margherita USA Inc.’s mission is to deliver satisfying, pleasurable experiences pairing their wines with food, as well as to establish its brands as leaders in Italian food and wine culture.