Sapori D’Italia Import was born from the passion of Adriana Betioli and Marco Nordio.

Marco has studied Viticulture at the Wine Science course of the Auckland University and he set up a small vineyard in his property where he produced Nebbiolo and Pinot Grigio grapes. His passion for Italian wine is part of his family history as his father used to introduce him to the rituals of food and wine matching since an early age. In 2023 Marco was awarded the prestigious title of Italian Wine Ambassador certified by the Vinitaly International Academy.

Adriana is originally from Brazil with a great passion for food and wine. She attended several cooking courses in different parts of the world. She is very involved in the selection and the marketing of the items that Sapori imports.

Anna Ward has recently joined our team and we very proud of having her with us:

Anna’s interest in wine arose at a young age from her Grandfather, who made wine for his family and friends. She has been making wine in both New Zealand and overseas for many years now. Her passion for Italy and its wines arose from time spent making wine in Italy, and continues to be fuelled by her ongoing winemaking sojourns to Italy.