Antonio Mauriello

President, CEO
Tour Director

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A visionary and absolutely in love with all things Italian, native Roman and award-winning sommelier Antonio Mauriello founded Savour Italy in 2006 from a project born after taking a few of his new Canadian friends to tour his favourite vineyards of Italy.

As a boy, Antonio travelled by train from his home in Rome to the countryside every summer. The more he learned about Italy’s rich cultural landscape, the more he grew to love his home country. In 1995 Antonio graduated from the Associazione Italiana Sommelier. When he moved to Canada in 2000 at the age of 35, Antonio started sharing his knowledge of wine and food with many friends and began organizing and leading specialty tours in 2006. 

Antonio is a past director of the National Capital Sommelier Guild, sommelier consultant to the Italian Trade Commission and the Italian Embassy and professor with the Algonquin College Sommelier Ontario Accredited program in Ottawa. He is the founder and former owner of DiVino Wine Studio, a well recognized restaurant focused on Italian regional cuisine. Antonio was the proud recipient of the 2009 National Capital Sommelier Guild Wine Person of the Year award.

Savour Italy captures Antonio’s passion for the many traditions that make each region of Italy so special.