The family-run business

My father and I, Alessio Brandolini
My father and I, Alessio Brandolini

The Brandolini Business was born in 1873 with my great-grandfather Carlo in the municipality of San Damiano al Colle, where we still live; the business was conducted both by my grandfather Aristide before, and by my father Costante, later, who managed the business till some years ago, when, newly graduated, I started the management of the business, full of ideas and enthusiasm.
Growing up among the vineyards, in a family of vine growers, pushed me to try to improve the work of who came first, beginning from my education: first I got a degree in Viticulture and Enology at the Faculty of Agriculture in Milan, in 2006, later, in 2008, I got a master degree in Viticulture and Enologic Science, at Inter University of Turin, Milan and Palermo, with a dissertation titled “Models of Preference and Selection of the Consumer for the Wines from Oltrepo’ Pavese”.
During the university’s period I had the chance to have some work experiences, like that one in the area of Chianti Rufina, with the Professor Attilio Scienza; I did some internships in some companies in Chianti Rufina (Castello del Trebbio, Ruffino, Frescobaldi, Antinori, Tenuta Bossi), in Piedmont (Fontana Fredda) and in Oltrepo’ Pavese (Doria company); lastly, again during my university’s education, I had some study’s travels in Italy (Franciacorta, Valtellina, Valpolicella, Montalcino, Chianti Classico, Bolgheri) and abroad (in France: Borgogne and Bordeaux).
Thanks to these experiences, in addition to the work in my own business, I work as a professional consultant in Enology.