Above: Villa Sandi founder and owner Giancarlo Moretti Polegato poses in front of the gates of the Borgo Conventi winery in Friuli — the Moretti Polegato family’s newest property and project.
The Moretti Polegato family “has acquired the Borgo Conventi winery in the Collio area,” write the editors of Wine and Spirits Daily, one of the wine industry’s most popular trade blogs:
- As a result, the portfolio will be imported by Folio Fine Wine Partners, effective June 1. The purchase includes the winery and 30 hectares of vineyard. The estate will remain under independent management for grape growing and winemaking. “Borgo Conventi is a welcome addition to our portfolio and continues our 12-year relationship with the Moretti Polegato family and our ethos to work with families we like and respect. Together with Villa Sandi, these are wines that we are proud to represent and look forward to sharing with our family, friends and trade customers,” says Folio founder Michael Mondavi. The US portfolio will include Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon and Friulano under the Linea Collio range and retail at about $19 each.