The origins of the Zonin family in Gambellara date back to 1500. The f...
The origins of the Zonin family in Gambellara date back to 1500. The family tree identifies Bernardino de Zonina (1470-1550) living in Malo, in the province of Vicenza, as the family’s founding father. His son, Piero, (1500-1575) moved to Gambellara at an early age where he took up residence and later married Francesca. Wine growing gained tremendous momentum in Gambellara during the nineteenth century, initiating a process of development that is arguably still unfinished.
Gianni Zonin was born in 1938, the eldest nephew of Domenico Zonin. After gaining his diploma in Oenology in Conegliano in 1956, he joined the company at the age of 19 as a young oenologist.
During his early years he increased his knowledge of the technical, commercial, purchasing and human resources aspects of the business. His profound understanding of the innermost aspects of the company and the vantage point it afforded him would soon enable him to complete the transformation of the Zonin winery into a complex and highly structured Group.
During the first decade of 2000, the new generation joined the company: Domenico, Francesco and Michele Zonin are, respectively, Chairman and Vice Presidents. With contemporary dynamism and competence, they guarantee the continuity of a centuries-old family history with the wisdom and traditions cherished since 1821.
The new generation represents another step forward in the construction of a solid business, based on love for and commitment to the land and to family values. The dream of the founder, Domenico, facilitated by the efforts of Gianni Zonin, has become a solid reality that is now a symbol of Italian wine. Underpinned by a history spanning almost 200 years, today the company is younger and more enterprising than ever before, and above all, thoroughly up-to-date.
Zonin ProseccoNon-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Prosecco, Italy