SPI Group has appointed a CEO for its new wine division

SPI Group has appointed a CEO for its new wine division

SPI Group has appointed Manuel Louzada as CEO of its newly-created wine division. The company created the wine division following the acquisition of Spain's Arinzano Winery last month.

From this month, SPI Group USA will be the exclusive distributor of Arinzano, along with Achaval-Ferrer, in the US.

Louzada will oversee Arínzano and Achaval-Ferrer, and Italian estates Tenuta dell’Ornellaia, Castelgiocondo and Luce della Vite, a joint-venture with Marchesi de’Frescobaldi and Michael Mondavi.

Patrick Piana, CEO of Stoli Group USA, said: "We are inspired by our success with Achaval-Ferrer in the US to continue to build a singular portfolio of fine wine estates."

Louzada was most recently estate director of Bodega Numanthia, a Moët Hennessy property based in DO Toro, Spain.