Global Brand Ambassador
Pepe has lived in Italy for 20 years now. His origins are Swiss and Spanish, and he’s spent most of his life traveling the world. Pepe is fluent in five languages and has a PhD in Marine Biology, but his real passion has always been tied to the world of Italian wines.
While living in Zurich and attending college, he started working with the Swiss group, Bindella – the first importer of Sassicaia in the world. Pepe then moved to Montalcino as an Export Manager and became, in a short time, CEO of Argiano, one of the historical Brunello producers. He also has worked for Jacopo Biondi Santi, heir of the iconic Brunello brand, and Guido Folonari - of the Ruffino dynasty.
Before coming to Jackson Family Wines, Pepe was the Export Director of Philarmonica (JFW’s distributor in Italy). For the last five years, he has worked for Jackson Family Wines, where his background and expertise in Italian wine has landed him the role of Global Brand Ambassador for the wonderful Italian estate, Tenuta di Arceno.