Chief Executive Officer and Partner

Born and raised in Tortona (Piemonte) Italy, Paolo Battegazzore is a wine and spirits professional with more than 20 years of global sales and marketing experience including roles with Procter and Gamble, Guala SpA, and Francesco Cinzano & Cia. For seven years, Battegazzore held the role as General Manager of Luce della Vite in Tuscany – originally a joint venture between Tuscany’s Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi and Napa Valley’s Robert Mondavi Corporation until relocating to the US and joining Folio Fine Wine Partners in 2004 as Marketing Director.

In 2013, Battegazzore was promoted to CEO and today leads a group of talented wine professionals in the development of wines from around the globe. Battegazzore offers an extensive knowledge of wine and food, a knowledge enhanced with advanced degrees in Agricultural Sciences as well as Food Science and Nutrition. Battegazzore lives in Napa with his family.