ABOUT SAN GIUSEPPE WINES
With over 45 years at the forefront of the Italian wine industry, Frank Gentile, Master Blender and co-founder of San Giuseppe Wines has played an influential role in how Americans drink Italian wine.
San Giuseppe Wines was founded in 1989 by Robert Musorofiti and Frank Gentile. Previously, both men held executive positions with a major U.S. Italian wine importer. Combined, they brought almost forty five years of experience to their new venture.
With Bob as the “outside man” and Frank as the “inside man”, San Giuseppe Wines was a typical import business representing brands of French, Italian, Chilean and Spanish wines.
Then, after the loss of their largest selling brand to a larger importer, they decided to invent a new type of business and create their own brands of premium wines exclusively from Italy. Hence San Giuseppe and Pe’re Alessandro were born.
Each autumn, Mr. Gentile travels to Italy to hand select wines for San Giuseppe’s portfolio. Choosing from premium lots directly from the growers’ vineyard estates, he tastes the raw wine right out of the barrels. With long established relationships with the foremost grape producers in Italy, Mr. Gentile secures the finest fruit to create San Giuseppe’s range of Premium Italian Wines. When Mr. Gentile introduced San Giuseppe Wines in 1993, he was not only carrying on the art of winemaking, he was carrying on a family tradition. A first generation Italian, his parents immigrated to New York from the Campania and Puglia regions of Italy. It was there, in New York’s Italian Harlem that Mr. Gentile had his first real taste of the wine business where his family bottled and distributed wine. He went on to further explore his Italian roots gaining experience in all facets of winemaking.
This unique role as blender, bottler and importer results in premium quality wines that always beat the competition.