Team
Besides the right regional conditions, producing a good wine primarily requires real passion as well as a connecting team spirit. The dedication of our employees is the foundation for our ICARIO wine and its unique flavor.

Our team lives the ICARIO spirit day by day and makes sure that we inspire our customers, friends and partners every time anew.
Team
 
Besides the right regional conditions, producing a good wine primarily requires real passion as well as a connecting team spirit. The dedication of our employees is the foundation for our ICARIO wine and its unique flavor.

Our team lives the ICARIO spirit day by day and makes sure that we inspire our customers, friends and partners every time anew.
 
 
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Ilaria Ippoliti
General Manager Icario


Icario General Manager On 1st March 2017 Ilaria Ippoliti joined Icario as General Manager after holding leading positions in some of the most renowed wineries in Italy and abroad With a valuable experience in global sales and marketing, multicultural mindset, WSET and Sommelier studies combined with training in Lean Six Sigma for Food and Wine Industry. Ilaria is shaping Icario’s new path which is characterized by embracing Precision Viticulture, a new partnership with winemaker Dr Bernabei and focusing on distribution & Icario’s digital presence. Her strong commitment, combined with strategic mindset and tasteful humor, are very valuable assets

 
 

Franco Bernabei
Winemaker


Franco Bernabei, a man whom many consider to be Italy’s foremost consulting enologist, has joined Icario to lead the winemaking team. Born to a family of prosperous wine wholesalers near Padua in northeastern Italy, Bernabei moved to Tuscany by his early 20s. As Bernabei puts it “Tuscany offered immense possibilities for an adventurous young winemaker and fertile terrain for testing out new concepts.” Sameness and typicality have no place in Bernabei’s approach to winemaking: “On the contrary,” he asserts, “I make it my mission to uncover the individual nature of every wine I work with and give it self-expression,” adding, almost as a mantra: “And individuality begins in the soil.” Bernabei is anything but a solo act and is a firm believer in teamwork. “My input is beneficial,” he will acknowledge, “but the human capital I work with is of critical importance.” We are very happy to start working with you and your team Franco Bernabei!

 

Ilaria Ippoliti
General Manager Icario


Icario General Manager On 1st March 2017 Ilaria Ippoliti joined Icario as General Manager after holding leading positions in some of the most renowed wineries in Italy and abroad With a valuable experience in global sales and marketing, multicultural mindset, WSET and Sommelier studies combined with training in Lean Six Sigma for Food and Wine Industry. Ilaria is shaping Icario’s new path which is characterized by embracing Precision Viticulture, a new partnership with winemaker Dr Bernabei and focusing on distribution & Icario’s digital presence. Her strong commitment, combined with strategic mindset and tasteful humor, are very valuable assets

Franco Bernabei
Winemaker


Franco Bernabei, a man whom many consider to be Italy’s foremost consulting enologist, has joined Icario to lead the winemaking team. Born to a family of prosperous wine wholesalers near Padua in northeastern Italy, Bernabei moved to Tuscany by his early 20s. As Bernabei puts it “Tuscany offered immense possibilities for an adventurous young winemaker and fertile terrain for testing out new concepts.” Sameness and typicality have no place in Bernabei’s approach to winemaking: “On the contrary,” he asserts, “I make it my mission to uncover the individual nature of every wine I work with and give it self-expression,” adding, almost as a mantra: “And individuality begins in the soil.” Bernabei is anything but a solo act and is a firm believer in teamwork. “My input is beneficial,” he will acknowledge, “but the human capital I work with is of critical importance.” We are very happy to start working with you and your team Franco Bernabei!