Roberto Cipresso

Roberto Cipresso is a tireless adventurer and passionate about everything he chooses to do. After 35 years of producing celebrated wines around the world, today he chooses to share his dream of opening the doors of Oria to wine lovers.

The memory is not mine alone, the success is shared. Nothing better than reaching any goal with someone else. Because the gaze of another is what makes that moment memorable” – RC

Roberto was born in Bassano del Grappa and that is where his career began. He studied agriculture in Padua and completed a master’s degree in San Michele all’Adige, which allowed him to get to know first-hand the different productive realities of Italy, including Montalcino.

After creating his company in Tuscany with two friends, he started his personal project focused on Brunello di Montalcino: Azienda Agricola Roberto Cipresso, thanks to a Sangiovese cru vineyard planted in 1998 and an adjoining farmhouse called Poggio al Sole.

Making wine means building a solemn project that can outlive the maker himself, and is something able to explain to a son or a grandson the magic of the maker. There is no other product like wine that has the capacity to evoke. Tasting a wine from 20 or 30 years before takes you back to the dream and to the person who created it.” -RC

Over the years, he has followed many Italian companies, located in 20 different regions, and has spent an important part of his time advising foreign companies, located in Croatia, Brazil, Spain, Romania, America, Peru, Turkey, Slovakia, Chile, but especially Argentina (Mendoza and Cafayate).

Making wine is not just about doing something fun that can produce euphoria and be shared with friends. It also takes us on a journey into the past, conveys notes of adventure, transports us to that place where it was created.” – RC

Roberto's journey


First vintage in Pommard (Burgundy). Appointed by CERVIM, Cervim Ambassador of Heroic Viticulture.


Launch of Roberto Cipresso International, a project related to Pinot Noir from the Central Coast (CA).


In February he starts his collaboration with Radio 105 in the program "105 Friends" with Tony and Ross. On November 16 the first podcast on wine in Italy is published with the title Divino. Storie della storia del vino, produced with Federico Buffa. In the same year he becomes godfather of the young people of the Locanda del Terzo Settore Centimetro Zero, to whom he dedicates 7 Fables inspired by wine and life.


Roberto Cipresso's wines are the protagonists of the exclusive gastronomic event "Once Upon a Kitchen in Miami" with a prestigious line-up of chefs in the kitchen, including Massimo Bottura. It is organized by GR8 Group, an international luxury travel and events agency. On October 31th he received the academic title of corresponding foreign member of the "Academia Argentina de la Vid y del Vino".


On September 5th, during a private audience, he presented Pope Francis I with a bottle of "Abbraccio" wine, specially made for the Pontiff in collaboration with "Città del Vino". He also published his fourth book Vino. Il Romanzo segreto in collaboration with Alessandro Zaltron.


Roberto Cipresso is wine selector and ambassador of the exclusive "Charity Dinner" event at Ellis Island (New York), assisted by chef Massimo Bottura.


Together with his brother Gianfranco, he launched the Ciprés 43 project; native vines of the 43rd Parallel North used for the production of special wines. He also published the book Life is Wonderful if You Drink Good Wine; a compilation of two of his books: Il Romanzo del Vino and Vinosofia.


Roberto Cipresso is among the Winemakers selected for the Winemaker of Cult at the Merano Wine Festival 2015.


Matervini is born in Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina.


Wine & Spirits magazine describes Achaval Ferrer Finca Altamira 2010 as "Best Malbec in the World". The first vintage of Roberto Cipresso's Brunello di Montalcino is also completed.


Roberto Cipresso meets the President of the Italian Republic, Giorgio Napolitano after being commissioned to create a wine on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy.


Wine & Spirits proclaims Bodega Achaval-Ferrer "Best Winery in the World." Vineide, Roberto Cipresso's third book, is also published.


Men's Health magazine chooses him as their "Man of the Year" in the "Food" category. His second book, Vinosofia, is also published.


He is proclaimed Best Italian Winemaker. He also publishes his first book Il Romanzo del Vino, in collaboration with Giovanni Negri and Stefano Milioni.


Winecircus, Italy's first wine incubator, is born.


Oenology is growing and its evolution is Winecircus- a laboratory winery that collaborates with the most important universities to focus on research and development.


On the occasion of the Jubilee, Roberto Cipresso creates a special Cuvée for Pope John Paul II.


The ambitious Achaval Ferrer project takes shape with his first trip to Argentina. Winemaking is founded in Italy, an enological and agronomic consulting group in which Roberto works as part of a team of professionals.


Poggio al Sole was born from the restoration of an ancient Tuscan farmhouse, an agritourism immersed in the nature of Montalcino. The property is home to the small "Cru" vineyard of Brunello di Montalcino.


Roberto Cipresso founds "La Fiorita", together with two friends from Bassano, Miki Biasion and Tiziano Siviero. The first "Quadratura del Cerchio" is produced, an iconic label of Roberto's research career.


He begins to collaborate with the historic winery Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona, where he cooperates in the growth and development of the company.


Roberto Cipresso moved from Bassano del Grappa to Montalcino where he began his career as a winemaker, collaborating with some of the best known producers such as Case Basse and Poggio Antico.

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