Born in 1985 in Marsala from a family long dedicated to winemaking , Pietro Russo graduated with a degree in viticulture and winemaking from Conegliano Veneto and a Master Degree from Bordeaux. His career includes working periods spent in Bordeaux and Languedoc, Andalusia, New Zealand and Piedmont, where he has developed a long hands-on experience in winemaking and an insatiable passion for wine.
Since 2010 Pietro has been working for Donnafugata where he has the opportunity to produce wines from the most compelling appellations across Sicily, such as Etna, Pantelleria, Vittoria, and Contessa Entellina. In 2020, together with Gabriele Gorelli MW and Andrea Lonardi, Pietro revised the Italian chapter for the new Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopedia. He participates annually in several international wine competitions as a judge.
Pietro is also a candidate in the Master of Wine program, having passed the tasting part of the exam in 2019, and currently studying to achieve the famous two letters.
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