Gianfranco has managed to share his passion for wine and his tenacious belief in working exclusively for quality to the whole family: Italia Rossi (his wife) and their four children Michele, Mariacristina, Francesca and Emanuela, who have inherited this belief and turned it into a principle of life. Neither stuck in the past nor daunted by modernity, they’ve quietly gone about marrying traditional vineyard cultivation with the latest production techniques to create wines that are highly respected among their peers.
Gianfranco’s wife, Italia Libera, known by everyone as Rita, brings her joie de vivre, strong-will and managerial skills to the very heart of FOLLADOR. As Managing Director, she deals with the home-market customer sector.
The first of four children and the only son, he is the Production Manager. Michele also supervises the family vineyards, vinification, internal production and product marketing.
Thanks to her natural ease with people marketing background, Mariacristina serves as Marketing and Sales Manager.
Wine is an art. To know how to produce and taste wine requires talent. From her father, Francesca has inherited a particular aptitude for the analysis and preparation of wine blending. A degree in Oenology from the renowned Oenology School “G.B. Cerletti” in Conegliano, along with her experience, has made her a most reliable Oenologist.
Emanuela handles Company Management, Purchasing and Logistics. Patient and full of verve, she also follows external business relations.