Luca Currado Vietti and his wife Elena Penna are finally retiring from the winery that bears their name this spring after a transitional phase. In 2016, the Piedmontese winery, founded by Luca's great-grandfather Carlo at the end of the 19th century, was sold to the American Krause Group. Until then, the couple had run the business. "But now Vietti is another company that can stand on its own feet without us," Luca Currado Vietti told the Italian online magazine winenews.it. "It was not easy to cut this umbilical cord, but now it is a happy moment. I wanted to go back to doing what I love most: Making wine and walking in the vineyards." He continued, "Since 2016, we've been working with the American group that invested in the company and had the intelligence to understand where to intervene directly and where to rely instead on the people with the right skills." He said the figures had risen from €6 million in turnover in 2015 to €17.5 million in 2022. The Vietti**** winery has 80 hectares of vines in Piedmont, 20 of which are in Barolo.
Luca Currado Vietti will continue his consulting work for other wineries and run their spirits company with Elena Penna.
(al / Source: winenews.it; Photo: Vietti)