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Christian Scrinzi is the New General Manager of Collis Group

Christian Scrinzi

Collis Veneto Wine Group announces an important entry at the top: Christian Scrinzi is the new General Manager.

Collis Veneto Wine Group announces the appointment of Christian Scrinzi, former Enological and Production Director of Gruppo Italiano Vini, as the new Group General Manager. With deep experience in the wine industry, Scrinzi will bring innovative vision and established leadership, boosting the Veneto-based Group led by President Pietro Zambon and CEO Pierluigi Guarise.

Who is Christian Scrinzi

Trentino, trained at theIstituto Agrario di San Michele all’Adige, began his journey in the area’s social wineries, SAV (now Vivallis), Vinicola di Aldeno and Cantina di Nomi, associated with the Cavit Group, and broadened his knowledge through important opportunities abroad, particularly in Chile at Viña Santa Rita and in New Zealand at Malborough Valley Cellar, where he confronted important international winemakers, acquiring innovative technical skills and valuable contacts, but above all the international dynamics in terms of potential and product style.

He joined Gruppo Italiano Vini in 2001 to be in charge of the winemaking and ageing of the Group’s Veneto wineries, achieving important quality recognitions, and since 2004 he has also been in charge of the winemaking side of the Tuscan wineries Melini and La Selvanella. In 2007 he was given the role of Group Enological Coordination, which also saw him expand activities at Formentini in Collio Friulano, Castello Monaci in Salento and Rapitalà in Sicily.

In 2010 came the most prestigious appointment as Director of Enology and Production for the entire Group, which he held simultaneously with other responsible roles: he was placed in charge of Bolla di Pedemonte until 2015 and was appointed CEO of the Group’s southern wineries: the Salento-based Castello Monaci, Tenute Rapitalà in Sicily and Director of Re Manfredi in Basilicata. Christian Scrinzi is also president of Aziende Agricole GIV and Viticola GIV, companies related to and supporting Gruppo Italiano Vini.

With dozens of speeches and industry publications to his credit, he is recognized as a national expert with extensive technical and management knowledge.

He achieves the highest national and international awards in the wines of his expertise, which also lead him to receive significant personal awards such as the 2023 Wine Culture and Research Award (Vinoway Selections) and Winemaker of the Year 2023 (Doctor Wine).

Joining the Collis Group

By joining Collis, Scrinzi will make a great contribution to the positioning and growth path of the Group, now among the top ten Italian wine companies with more than 200 million euros in sales. His task is to guide and maintain quality control of the entire production chain, under the banner of the best standards related to sustainability.

Scrinzi’s appointment represents an important stage in a broader journey of internal managerial development and structuring, a stage that includes other professional paths, which will continue to evolve in the coming months.

The Collis Group was the subject of one of the most important financial transactions in the industry that took place in late 2023, which saw a merger by incorporation with Sartori di Verona and Cantine Riondo resulting in Collis Heritage.

My years at Gruppo Italiano Vini have given me the opportunity to grow both professionally and personally. Now an important challenge lies ahead of me in a Group that has strong growth opportunities in Italy and worldwide.”- declares Christian Scrinzi – “I thank President Piero Zambon, Vice President Claudio Tamellini, CEO Pierluigi Guarise and the entire Board of Directors of Collis Veneto Wine Group for the trust placed in me and I am immediately committed to transferring my skills to increase the Group’s potential,” Scrinzi concludes.

With the arrival of Christian Scrinzi, the Collis Group makes a decisive leap in quality. His skills and great experience convinced us to bring him on board what has all the characteristics to represent a case of success for Veneto wine in Italy and the world, plus it will represent an opportunity for the professional growth and training of all internal staff.” declares Pierluigi Guarise, CEO of Collis Wine Group.


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