The President had already last week declared his wish to resign from his post for strictly

and exclusively personal reasons. His successor will be announced after the Board meeting on 18 June



The Board of Directors of the Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino has taken note of the wish of President Ezio Rivella to resign from his post as President. The request was received during the meeting of the Board and his resignation was formally accepted. Ezio Rivella will nevertheless remain a member of the Board of Directors, confirming the close relation that links him to the Consorzio.


Ezio Rivella has been at the head of the Consorzio since June 2010. ‘Cavaliere del Lavoro’ since 1985, President of the ‘Comitato Nazionale Vini Doc’ of the ‘Unione Italiana ed Internazionale degli Enologi’ as well as Vicepresident of the  Paris ‘Office International de la Vigne et du Vin’. Ezio Rivella was for many years the administrator of Banfi S.p.A.


“The decision to resign from my post – explains Ezio Rivella – is exclusively and entirely due to personal reasons. I consider my experience at the Consorzio extremely positive but I feel that the important challenges of the world markets that await the producers of this territory need a new guide capable of guaranteeing a greater operative presence both within Montalcino and at an international level. I hope that these years spent as President will be seen in a positive light and that I will have been able to fulfil in the best way possible the task assigned to me by the Board. I leave at any rate a strong  Consorzio as is shown in the market data, in the improvement of the image of our wines and the growth in quality of all the producers”.


After the resignation of President Ezio Rivella, the Board of Directors will be meeting again on 18 June to decide on the new posts.