Tim Matz Joins Zonin USA as General Manager and Executive Vice President


News Release

From: Casa Vinicola Zonin USA

Marketing & PR Division 8101 Biscayne Blvd, Suite 705 Miami, FL 33138

Contact: Jelena Meisel

Marketing & PR Manager (305) 456-7196 pr@zoninusa.com

For Immediate Release
Tim Matz Joins Zonin USA as General Manager and Executive Vice President

The experienced executive to increase presence of Zonin Family Brands in the United States

Miami, Florida (October 8, 2014)- Casa Vinicola Zonin S.p.A, Italy’s largest privately owned wine company, announces Timothy Matz as General Manager & Executive Vice President of Zonin USA, Inc.–– Effective as of June 1st. Due to his proven knowledge and leadership experience in the wine and spirits industry, Matz will oversee operations, develop and implement new strategies, and lead the company in the right direction for a successful future.

Matz comes with a wealth of experience within the industry, both domestically and internationally, including expertise in general management, finance, sales and marketing. Previous credentials include significant roles at Fosters Wine Estates, Jackson Family Group, Foley Family Wines, and Brown-Forman to name a few.

“The United States is Casa Vinicola Zonin’s number one export market and always remains a top priority.” Said Massimo Tuzzi Chief International Officer of Casa Vinicola Zonin S.p.A and Chief Executive Officer of Zonin USA, Inc. “In collaboration with Tim and his senior management team, we will be able to further increase Zonin Family Brands’ presence in the US and take Zonin USA to the next level.”

Casa Vinicola Zonin S.p.A, leading Italian wine producer and exporter, produced 42 million bottles in 2013. Over the last five years, export figures have had more than quadrupled and represents 75% of the company’s total sales volume in 2013 of €154 million. Zonin USA, Inc., an independent business unit of Casa Vinicola Zonin S.p.A, has demonstrated exceptional growth, 2013 sales reached $55 million, up from $5 million in 2006. For additional information about Zonin USA, Inc., visit www.zoninusa.com.

About Zonin USA, Inc.

Casa Vinicola Zonin Italy wholly owns Casa Vinicola Zonin USA in addition to Casa Vinicola Zonin UK, Canada, China and Germany; exporting to more than 100+ countries. A company with nine vineyards located in the seven most prestigious wine growing areas in Italy. The flagship winery, Castello D’Albola

located in Tuscany’s Chianti Classico District, Rocca di Montemassi located in Maremma, Tuscany, Principi di Butera located in Sicily, Tenuta Ca’Bolani located in Friuli, Castello del Poggio located in Piedmont/Asti, Tenuta il Bosco located in Lombardy, Podere il Giangio located in Veneto, Abbazia Monte Oliveto located in Tuscany and Masseria Altemura located in Puglia. Each winery is dedicated to its own traditional wines and style. https://zoninusa.com