CEO at Santa Margherita Gruppo Vinicolo
Beniamino Garofalo is a highly experienced manager, having spent many years working for large consumer good multinationals such as Pepsico, Heinz, and Danone, before moving into the luxury market at LVMH and most recently at Gruppo Lunelli. Since March 2020 he plays the role of CEO of the Santa Margherita Wine Group, today one of the leading Italian companies within the world of wine. The Group’s wine is sold in 94 different countries worldwide and it owns ten different estates in some of the most renowned wine-producing areas of Italy – Santa Margherita, Torresella, Kettmeir, Ca’ del Bosco, Cà Maiol, Lamole di Lamole, Vistarenni, Sassoregale, Terrelíade and Cantina Mesa. With over 690 hectares of vineyards, and global sales in excess of 22 million bottles, company turnover stood at more than 189 million Euros in 2019. In addition to its Italian operations, the Group also owns a subsidiary in Miami, Santa Margherita USA, a direct import company which distributes all the Group’s different brands as well as wines from other premium Italian producers, which are destined to see future growth.
"Can you sell wine in the Caribbean?"
The success story of Santa Margherita centers around understanding consumer needs and meeting their expectations. Theirs is a vibrant heritage that continues to grow and flower, not an antiquity left on a shelf to collect dust.