Enrico was born into the world of wine at his family home, the Marcato winery in the Veneto region of Northern Italy. After many years of working alongside his family he enrolled at the University of Milan to study Winemaking and Viticulture.
His time at University was supported by some time working as an apprentice to help gain experience in the career he was working towards. In 2001, he spent 3 months at Wente Vineyards in Livermore, California. Following this, Enrico spent 3 months in Australia at Wynns Winery in Coonawarra.
After graduating in 2003, Enrico became the Chief Winemaker at Marcato which was the start of Marcato wines making an appearance in the International market. Enrico wanted to share his skills in winemaking and spent 3 years working with a winery in Kazakhstan with the aim to train and rebuild the winery.
While Enrico continues to oversea the winemaking of his own wines, he is heavily involved with the distribution of Marcato Direct.
Marcato Direct was a project originally started in the UK. The success of this groupage way of bringing wines efficiently into a market was evident and soon followed Marcato Direct Inc in the USA and the rest of the World.
Luca Branzanti is a highly experienced wine consultant and winemaker who has successfully helped numerous wineries profitably penetrate the US wine market. Luca effectively uses his two decades of experience in wine exporting and related areas to work closely with winemakers to find the most appropriate import partners and support them in penetrating and growing their export sales.
Luca’s years of broad experience in all aspects of the wine industry and wide ranging knowledge of wine styles, price points and consumer preferences give clients a unique marketing resource and to align production, sales, marketing and brand positioning.
After graduating in 1999 in Economics at the University of Bologna, Italy, he studied Oenology at the same University and has worked in a number of Italian and Argentinian wineries. He is still actively involved in operations of Makia Estate in Mendoza, Argentina.
Luca has cofounded Winemarcom, new and eclectic wine Agency specialized for North America, consulting several Italian boutique wineries.