THE 24TH ANNUAL NANTUCKET WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL: MAY 13-17, 2020

Valentina Abbona

Owner

Marchesi di Barolo
Barolo, Italy

Valentina Abbona, 6th generation of Cantine dei Marchesi di Barolo together with her brother Davide, lives a passionate and profound relationship with wine, which for her is emotion, feeling, history, terroir and – above all – home.

 

Her experience begins in the family’s cellars – a plunge to the heart every time she returns from long journeys – and it is here that the operative of her daily work grows.

 

After graduating from the Liceo Scientifico in Alba, she moved to Milan where she attended the Bocconi University, where she graduated in Business and Economics.

 

During these years, her personal and professional training grew constantly thanks to various exchange programs, which allowed her to deepen her knowledge of the subject and which took her from Manchester to Hyderabad (India) and then to New York. Her highly “international” career continues in Shanghai, where she worked for about a year for a prestigious family consultancy firm.

 

Meanwhile she was attending university, she also accompanies her mother Anna on her numerous business trips all around the world, which allow her to get to know and deepen her knowledge of the subject of wine with the help of the most diverse perspectives and to exploit them in the perfect crossroads of tradition and innovation represented today by Marchesi di Barolo.

 

Today, Valentina is one of the two female faces of Marchesi di Barolo, together with her mother Anna they carry on the dream of a great woman: Juliette Colbert de Maulévrier, descendant of the Minister of Finance of the Sun King and connoisseur of good wine. Having moved to the Marquis Carlo Tancredi Falletti’s estate after her wedding, Juliette immediately sensed the potential of the grapes grown in Barolo: her vision and perception of our lands gave rise to what is now considered the king of wines and, not by chance, the wine of kings.

 

With the help of her parents – Anna and Ernesto – and her brother Davide, Valentina follows her own path, always looking ahead and trying to realize the dreams that all this brings with it: a family committed to producing high quality wines, to be shared with many enthusiasts, in an increasingly aware market.