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Empson and Co. Celebrates 50 Years of Exporting Fine Italian Wines to the US

11 October 2022 Winery News

New York, NY, Oct. 6, 2022 – Boasting one of the most prestigious and sought-after Italian wine portfolios, Empson & Co, a leading Italian wine exporter, celebrates its 50th anniversary with its most historic partners. Among them are Poderi Einaudi and Conti Costanti, renowned producers of Barolo DOCG and Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, respectively.

Neil and Maria Empson established Empson & Co in 1972, determined to find premium quality producers throughout the boot-shaped peninsula. Thanks to their unique empathic abilities mixed with a business-oriented strategy, the Empsons managed to establish deep and strong connections with top wine producers, becoming America’s trusted purveyor of the finest Italian wine brands.

“We are so proud to celebrate this incredible milestone. We could not have achieved this wonderful moment if it weren’t for our amazing team, our wineries and partners in the industry. We hope the relationships we value and cherish today will continue to thrive and evolve through these ever-changing times. We thank you for having chosen us and for continuing to choose us to be your partners. I will always be grateful to my parents for not only creating such a legacy full of excellence and family, but for having taken my hand and guiding me to where I am now.” -Tara Empson, CEO of Empson USA

To pay homage to each of its historic partners, and to celebrate anniversaries of 30, 40, and 50 years of collaboration, Empson will host a Portfolio Tasting in New York City at Locanda Verde on October 17th, 2022.

Wine producers from the Empson portfolio will travel to New York, from Italy, to present their wines at the event – a symbol of their enduring relationships with the import company. The list of wineries celebrating with Empson is as follows:

  • 50 years of collaboration with Conti Costanti, Poderi Einaudi
  • 40 years of collaboration with Gaudio Bricco Mondalino, Monte Antico, Poderi Boscarelli and Poderi Marcarini
  • 30 years of collaboration with Arillo in Terrabianca, Bucci, Bortoluzzi, Cignale, Lagaria, Eredi Fuligni and Toscolo

Since 1991, the North American headquarters – Empson USA –  has been proud to import more than 50 of Italy’s finest wine names, as well as expanding to include other distinctive estates from New Zealand, Chile, Spain and the USA. This year, Empson USA has also been named an Importer of the Year 2022 by Wine & Spirits Magazine.