Anna grew up in Adelaide, South Australia. While studying oenology at Adelaide University she worked at Petaluma, in the Adelaide Hills. The travel bug soon hit and Anna worked vintages in Burgundy, New Zealand, Mendoza, Corbières and Stellenbosch. In 2001, she joined the winemaking team at Tenuta dell’Ornellaia, Tuscany. Anna first visited Mt Etna in 2005, searching for volcanic gems to drink. She worked at Passopisciaro for three years before starting “Vino di Anna” with her husband, Eric Narioo in 2010.
Frenchman Eric Narioo is the founder and Managing Director of the highly successful UK wine importing company, Les Caves de Pyrene. Passionate about wine, Eric has been sourcing wines of terroir and typicity from around the globe for years. Eric is also behind the creation of a group of natural wine bars/restaurants in London which include – Terroirs. Eric and Anna met in Tuscany and decided to embark on making wine together on Etna. Eric’s philosophy on choosing wines to list for Les Caves holds firm on the wines they are aiming to create “they need to be true to where they come from, be made by hand with minimal intervention and show maximum respect for nature and the environment.”
Valerio joined our team in 2012. Born locally in Randazzo, he studied agronomy. Valerio has quickly become an important part of “Vino di Anna”, working in the vineyards, in the winery and joining us at many a trade fair across Europe.
Tonino Rausa and Nino Genovese
Both Tonino and Nino work for “Vino di Anna” part time helping out with the manual work in the numerous vineyards we own and manage as well as winery work.