Majority shareholder and CEO
Chief physician of the Anaesthesiology, Resuscitation and Intensive Care Unit of the Istituto Clinica Sant’Ambrogio of Gruppo San Donato in Milan and Founder and Vice-president of the Non-profit Organization Associazione Bambini Cardiopatici nel Mondo.
She had the dream to plant vineyards at Podere Conca and, since the beginning, her vision was satisfied thanks to her passion for scientific approach, which brings together her profession of physician with viticulture and wine-making art.
A true “Country gentleman”, as Silvia Cirri lovingly calls him, a good friend since the childhood, with whom she shares her love for this land and Africa.
After having worked in the construction world, he choose to dedicate to his lands in The Marches, where he cultivates alfalfa and cereals following the principles of organic agriculture, which have been extended also to the cultivations of Podere Conca. He worked in Bolgheri with its brother in law Nicolò Incisa della Rocchetta and his father Mario, producers of the famous Sassicaia.
Giovanni Gastel Jr
Nephew of the renowned homonymous photographer and the filmmaker Luchino Visconti, and son of the physician Guido Gastel and the writer and journalist Minnie Cirri Gastel.
In 2014 his first novel Spade was published by Gallucci Editore.
He is contributor of many literary and lifestyle magazines.
Virginia Archinto Rocca Saporiti
After having got the degree at the European School of Economics, she has worked as fashion editor in the editorial staff of Flair, later as photographic producer for all the brands of Prada group, then as Content Producer Manager for Bulgari. Now she is working as Producer Manager for Management Artist Group.
She is also attending the Master of Wine Management of the University of Trieste.
Fond of Bolgheri, which has been her beloved family home since her childhood, she welcomed the project of her mother Silvia dealing with the coordination of Podere Conca image.
She attended the St. George’s British International School in Rome, where she has got the International Baccalaureat and she has worked for Alitalia as flight attendant.
She deals with the marketing promotion of Podere Conca in Italy and in Spain.
She got a degree in Political Science at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano, then she has worked as consultant for the personnel research and selection in the financial sector and at 21 Investimenti, the Private Equity found of Alessandro Benetton.
The wife of Giovanni Gastel Jr., during the beginning period of activity, she has collaborated to the social communication of Podere Conca.
Oenologist of Azienda Vitivinicola Podere Conca.
After a degree in Agrarian Science at the Università degli Studi of Pisa and a specialization in Viticulture and Oenology at the Università degli Studi of Turin, she started her career path as freelance oenologist for many important Italian and foreign wine companies, plus she has made a lot of experience abroad: in Australia, New Zeeland, Armenia and Kosovo.
Laura Zuddas has worked as teacher to the Sommeliers courses of Ais, Fisar and Ons and has taken part in the Matura group, developing oenological and agronomic consultancy to wine companies.
Enthusiast of the original blend of DOC Bolgheri Agapanto, IGT Elleboro and Apistόs, the latest born of Podere Conca, she contributed to its creation together with Silvia Cirri. She is the valuable consultant for wine cellar production and techniques.
With a degree in Viticulture and Oenology and Agrarian Science at the Università di Pisa, she got experience of vineyard and winery in New Zeeland and as oenologist in an important Tuscan winery.
Podere Conca’s agronomist and young oenologist, she manages vineyards and olive grove, in addition to cellar works.
The main collaborator of Silvia Cirri, CEO of Podere Conca, since 2015, the year of birth of the company, she has been the reference point of collaborators and family.
She is also the refined chef of Podere Conca and the author of the feature Le Ricette di Simo for the Podere Conca’s Instagram account.
Since 2010 she has overseen Podere Conca farm works, she deals with vineyards, olive grove and gardens with passion.
As experienced tractor driver, she personally manages mechanical machining works.
With a degree in Marketing and Marketing Research at the Università di Pisa, she collaborated with the Centrale del Latte of Florence with administrative and marketing tasks.
Indeed, she deals with administration, order processing and trade relations at Podere Conca.
She has got the 2nd level at the Corso Sommelier AIS and she deals also with tastings and reception.
She graduated in foreign languages and literature at the University of Salerno, Master in Wine Marketing and Trade at the Inseec Ecole de Management in Bordeaux, France. Sommelier WSET and founder of DiVino Italy, consulting company for the worldwide export of wine.
She manages the foreign trade of Podere Conca.
Maria Cristina Asinari di Bernezzo
Image and Social Communication Officer for Podere Conca
Fashion journalist and stylist for Marie Claire Italia and Amica magazines. Image consultant for different fashion brands, as Brunello Cucinelli and Loro Piana, now she is dealing with the image and social communication of Podere Conca.
At the age of 6, she discovered an interest in wine by sipping glasses on the table before washing them.
The years at Consorzio del Nobile di Montepulciano (1984-1990) gave her the basis to understand how to make a good wine and a bad one, but above all how to promote it… if it is good of course!
In 1991, she began her professional career as an expert in communication, marketing and public relations. She says that any success, both personal and of the companies she works with, is due to the richness of each company and her task consists of identifying and communicating it.
She manages communication and relations with journalists and guides for our company.
Graphic designer and illustrator, she graduated in “Industrial Design” at the University of San Marino and specialized in “Communication and Design for Publishing” at ISIA in Urbino.
Between 2017 and 2022 she has worked in various graphic design studios in Milan and Florence dealing mainly with publishing for the interior design industry, and brand identity for the cultural sector and museum installations.
Since 2021 she has been a teaching assistant for the “Design Laboratory for the Project” in the three-year degree course in Design at the University of the Republic of San Marino.
Since 2022 she has been working as a freelancer in graphic design and illustration, mainly dealing with packaging and digital communication.
She designed and illustrated the labels of our 196 wine and our EVO oil.
Giovanni Gastel for the photographic portraits; Matteo Gastel for the shots of Podere Conca, Paolo Barbi for designing Elleboro, Agapanto and Apistόs labels