New Président for Assovini Sicilia

New Président for Assovini Sicilia

Since 12 July 2023 Assovini Sicilia has a new President!


Mariangela Cambria is the new Assovini Sicilia’s president. Originally from Messina, co-owner at Cottanera winery along with her brothers Francesco, Emanuele and her uncle Enzo, she is in charge of marketing, communication and hospitality. Mariangela Cambria takes over Laurent Bernard de la Gatinais, who ended his 3-year term as president. Lilly Ferro was appointed as vice president and Josè Rallo as responsible for financial activities.

New members were also elected as Mariangela Cambria (President), Lilly Ferro (Vice President), Jose Rallo (Donnafugata), Achille Alessi (Terre di Giurfo), Federico Lombardo of Monte Iato (Firriato), Alberto Aiello Graci (Graci), Santi Planeta (Planeta), Laurent Bernard de la Gatinais (Rapitalà), Costanza Chirivino (Tasca d’Almerita).

I want to thank all the board for the support – comments the new president Mariangela Cambria. Assovini Sicilia is an association with many layers. My goal is to honor the legacy and strengthen the spirit of the association by working and supporting both the big and the small associates. I want also to promote Sicily abroad through the wine, since the wine world and its culture, diversity, excellence, is the best way to promote Sicily” (Mariangela Cambria)

As a remember the Assovini Sicilia is an association bringing together 100 Sicilian wineries of small, medium or large size, sharing mainly three elements: total control of the wine supply chain from vineyard to bottle; production of quality bottled wine; international market vision and sustainability.