William Grant & Sons, Inc.

Since 1999, Rolando Beramendi has served as Brand Manager for a group of prestigious Italian wineries, currently imported by William Grant & Sons, Inc. Acting as the liaison between the wineries and their U.S. importer, he travels extensively throughout the U.S., conducting educational seminars for distributor sales personnel as well as consumers.

After graduating from UC Davis in 1987 with a degree in Agricultural Economics, Rolando moved to Florence where he worked for 2 large Tuscan wineries before becoming the Brand Manager for Castello di Fonterutoli in 1995. Since then, he has become involved with a number of other fine producers and now oversees the brand management of Castello di Brolio and Barone Ricasoli, Poliziano and Tenuta di Belgvardo, Casanova di Neri and Marco Negri, along with Castello di Fonterutoli.

Rolando plays two significant roles for all these wineries in the US: first, in helping in the communication and management of the brands; and second, in helping people around this country understand the wonders of Italian winemaking. Equally at home in America and Italy, he helps salesmen, retailers, and restaurateurs achieve a new degree of comfort and ease—with the wines, the winemakers, and the culture itself. Rolando is also an avid chef who enjoys the harmony of a nice meal accompanied with the perfect bottle of wine. Italian wine of course!






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