Who we are
Founded in 2005 in Alba by Paolo Repetto, Vinifera is nowadays one of the leading independent Fine Wine Merchants in Italy, with a consistently growing international clientele.
Vinifera's mission is to offer - to both private and professional customers - access to the finest wines at competitive prices.
We are based in Alba, the heart of the Langhe, and this has naturally led us to focus on Barolo and Barbaresco, but we offer excellent opportunities to purchase all the greatest wines in the world, with particular reference to Burgundy, Bordeaux, Champagne, Spain, Loire and the Rhone Valley.
Most of the wines are purchased directly from producers and we are proud of the close relationship of trust we have with many of them.
This allows us to buy at the best prices, to always get correct information about each new vintage, and to avoid the risk of buying wines of suspicious provenance.
Our privileged relationships allow us to offer vintages and formats that are often difficult to find or even the possibility of sourcing directly from the private collections of the estates.
We also buy from important private collectors and qualified wine professional traders, verifying that the provenance and the storage conditions of the bottles have been optimal.
Our wine list changes and updates day by day, we make every effort to ensure that all wines listed online are available at the time of your order.
Over the years we have developed a great experience in finding wines, therefore if you are looking for wines that do not appear in our list, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to satisfy your needs.
We offer a highly qualified assistance to all our customers, whether they are looking for a wine to drink every day, to start a collection for the future or to develop a wine investment portfolio.
All wines are stored in our temperature-controlled warehouse and we take care of every aspect of the handling of bottles and cases.
The packaging for the shipment is also cared to protect the bottles from any possible sudden temperature changes during the shipping.
I was lucky enough to be born and raised in Alba, in a region where some of the best wines in the world are produced.
I have been involved in the wine trade since 2000 and when I founded Vinifera in 2005 I had no experience of international fine wines trading. Our market was initially in Italy.
Since 2007, when I started importing great French wines in Italy through the "place de Bordeaux", my vision of the wine trade has changed perspective.
Since then, my mission has been to create a reality similar to that of the best négociants in Bordeaux, in order to allow wine enthusiasts to buy the best vintages of the most famous Italian wines in pristine conditions and with certain provenance.
In 2010 this project was starting to take shape, learning day by day what it means dealing with a very demanding clientele.
Over time, basing my business on principles of competence, professionalism, fairness, and transparency, and thanks to all those who have believed in my work and vision, I have led Vinifera to become a point of reference for fine wine professional traders.