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Banfi Announces New Executive Director of National Sales

Posted on July 19, 2021

NEW YORK (July 19, 2021) – Banfi, a leading Italian wine producer and importer of its family-owned fine wines, announces Kory Kemp as the Executive Director of National Sales, USA. The selection comes less than two years after Banfi implemented its strategic approach to its ownership portfolio. Focused on growth and expansion, the company introduced line extensions on two of its core brands, Centine and Rosa Regale earlier this year.

As Executive Director, Kory will lead Banfi’s US salesforce. Kory will be charged with strengthening on and off premise distribution for the luxury portfolio as well as working closely with Banfi’s distributor partners across the country.

An industry veteran with over 28 years of experience, Kory most recently served as Senior Sales Director for Santa Margherita USA. His leadership and experience will be key to the continued development of Banfi’s national team as well as portfolio expansion as the company looks to the future. Kory will be based out of Austin, TX where he resides with his family.

“We are thrilled to welcome Kory to our team,” states owner and family proprietor Cristina Mariani-May. “Beyond his numerous qualifications, Kory is well-respected in the industry, and I am confident he will be a great fit for Banfi’s culture.”


About Banfi | Founded 1919 in New York City and continues to be solely owned by the Mariani family with Cristina Mariani-May as proprietor and CEO. The portfolio’s jewel is the award-winning Castello Banfi vineyard estate in Montalcino, Tuscany. The prestigious wine portfolio, along with the Castello Banfi Il Borgo luxury hotel, restaurants, and extensive hospitality offers the ultimate authentic Tuscan experience. The Mariani family is also owner of US Pacific Northwest based Pacific Rim & Company with projects from premiere AVAs across Washington state and the acclaimed Willamette Valley, Oregon. The Banfi USA portfolio also includes leading organic brand, Natura, featuring a successful range of varietal wines.

About Castello Ban? | Castello Ban?, renowned for the renaissance of Brunello di Montalcino, was founded by the Mariani family in 1978. Widely known for their Pursuit of Excellence and research contributions, they founded the vineyard estate in Montalcino, assembling a property of 7,100 acres to produce quality wines by aligning closely with the culture and development of its territory.  It is the ?rst winery in the world to be awarded international recognition for Exceptional Environmental, Ethical and Social Responsibility (ISO 14001 and SA8000) as well as an International Leader in Customer Satisfaction (ISO 9001:2000) by the International Standard Organization based in Geneva, Switzerland. Castello Ban? has become a hallmark for Tuscan hospitality and food, and includes Michelin star rated Sala dei Grappoli, a classic taverna, enoteca, private glass museum, balsamic cellars, winery tours, and critically acclaimed, luxury boutique hotel “Il Borgo,” a Relais and Chateaux property. More information can be found at http://castelloban?.com

Region: USA
Job Function: Sales/Marketing

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