New Winemaker at Masseto: Eleonora Marconi
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Eleonora Marconi as the new winemaker of Masseto, under the supervision of Axel Heinz, Masseto Estate Director.
Eleonora discovered her passion for wine back in high school, when she trained as a sommelier. From there she began studying for a degree in oenology at the Polytechnic University of Marche in Ancona, Italy, which led to an internship at the famed Frescobaldi Castello di Nipozzano winery and then to a full timeposition as winemaker over a period of 6 years.
born in Italy to an Italian father and Australian mother, Eleonora has a meticulous and thorough approach to winemaking and a true appreciation and respect for terroir.
In addition to her work at Nipozzano in Italy, she has garnered international experience working in the vineyards of South Australia and France.
Also, she is part of a growing number of women who are making strides in the wine business – an industry once dominated by men.