Why Stessa Terra?

Why Work With Stessa Terra?

We match the international demand for Italian wine and agri-food products with suppliers who share our same philosophy of sustainability: organic, biodynamic, natural. The small production wines we choose focus on native grapes, farmed sustainably, and often by women winemakers. Let us introduce you. Let us help you grow.

Our Team

Who We Are

We bring street cred to wine sales and export management. Our backgrounds are as an enologist, an agronomist, a winemaker, a sommelier, a translator, a marketer. We are knowledgeable and passionate about wine and food. We have relationships with independent winemakers and artisanal producers throughout the country. Get to know us. We enjoy what we do.

Alessandra Castelli

Alessandra Castelli

Focus President and Project Manager Favorite Varietal Dolcetto

For over 25 years Alessandra has been a fixture in the Italian wine industry, working with both distributors and producers. She  co-founded Unexpected Italian, a company promoting the sale of Italian wines in the ASEAN area. Alessandra holds a degree in Agricultural Sciences from the University of Bologna, and a Level 2 certification in Wine from WSET.
Debora Bonora

Debora Bonora

Focus Vice President and Export Manager Favorite Varietal Nebbiolo

Debora is an Oenologist with master's degree focus on sparkling wine from the University of Torino. For 14 years prior to joining Stessa Terra, she managed, as General Director and Export Manager, Diwinexport, a consortium of italian organic wine producers.
Lucia Lella

Lucia Lella

Focus Controller Favorite Varietal Verdicchio

Lucia brings a Masters in economics from the University of Bologna to her role managing Stessa Terra's auditing. She has previously been auditing for GDO cooperative system. Lucia holds a Level 3 certification with Merit from WSET in wine and AIS Sommelier certification.
Daniela Pazzelli

Daniela Pazzelli

Focus Back-office Favorite Varietal Grechetto

Daniela brings Stessa Terra producers certified Italian/English interpretation and translation for export sales. She has held management positions in the Press Office and Events Organization of Lega Basket Serie A, and in IMA spa, where she oversaw the start-up of the Spanish branch, the move and start-up of the US branch.
Jamie Hait Cohen

Jamie Hait Cohen

Focus US Marketing Favorite Varietal Vermentino

Jamie is the President of Benzhor Group, founded in 1998 as an agency specializing in strategic marketing. She lives in Connecticut and works in the United States, with frequent stays in France and Italy. She holds an undergraduate degree in Japanese language from Georgetown University in addition to an MBA in marketing. Jamie earned Level 2 certification in wine from WSET.
Nadia Del Frate

Nadia Del Frate

Focus Strategic Communication Manager Favorite Varietal Friulano

Nadia Del Frate is a professional photographer. Trained at the Spazio Labò photography school, she began a professional collaboration with it as a teacher of digital photography and studio lighting fundamentals. She is specialized in commercial and commissioned photography by the dedicated master's degree in 2022. Beside her professional photographic activity, she pursues personal photographic projects.
Enrica Nicolini

Enrica Nicolini

Focus Export Manager Favorite Varietal Lambrusco

Enrica blends passion and profession as Owner/Director of Twentyseven Consulting Pte Ltd, skillfully elevating her wine industries sales in Singapore and ASEAN. With 15+ years in Italian F&B expansion, 25+ years of living in SEA and her trilingual fluency, she navigates diverse cultural landscapes, ensuring broad and impactful customer engagement. earned Level 2 certification in wine from WSET and Ais professional sommelier certification.

Associations

Proud To Be Connected With These Organizations

Stessa Terra works closely with a number of organizations, and carefully partners with others. Here's a select list of some of the groups: