To share the “Piemonte Attitude” through artisan wines.
Enrico Serafino is one of the oldest wineries in the Piedmont region. Founded in 1878 in Canale, Italy, the winery has continued to thrive in its original location for over 140 years. Our critically acclaimed still and sparkling wines remain prominent in Italy and throughout the world. In 2022, Enrico Serafino wines were scored highly by Gambero Rosso, James Suckling, Wine Enthusiast, Sparkle, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, Wine Spectator, Good Wines of Italy, Bibenda, Doctor Wine Daniele Cernilli, and Vitae Italian Sommelier Association. Kerin O’Keefe reviewed the current vintages of Barolo and Barbaresco alongside older vintages back to 1949 attending her “most memorable tasting of 2022”. The Barolo 1964 was rated 99/100 and Briccolina Barolo Riserva 2016 were rated 97/100.
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Enrico Serafino is building on tradition to increase innovation through their People First efforts. Their leadership team continues to represent and prioritize gender diversity. They have partnered to bring in an apprenticeship with a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion focus to encourage innovation for wine mastery. Our leadership commitment also extends to providing a personalized career path for each Associate with a goal of supporting the whole person, creating a better workplace.
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Enrico Serafino has been committed to reducing our environmental impact and enhancing the land since its inception. In 2020, we became the first vineyard in the Piemonte region to receive version 2.1 of the VIVA certification for sustainable agriculture. We continue to seek ways to maintain and improve our scores in air, water, vineyard, and territory every 2 years.
The company’s Co2 emissions (t eq.) decreased 16.4% from 920.69 to 769.80. Electric consumption is up year-over-year following a full return post-pandemic. In 2021, investment was made in a more efficient furnace reducing natural gas consumption by 33% from a 2019 baseline. Water intensity had a slight decrease to .23 gallons/site square foot. They continue to be conscious of water and natural gas usage applying the best practices aimed at reducing waste. In addition, electricity has been purchased for many years through the 100% Green Network utility program. In addition, many efforts have been made to avoid single-use plastic water bottles, utensils, and plates—replacing them with reusable or recyclable items—and continued effort has been made to source responsible materials.
Energy intensity (kBtu/bldg. ft2)
Renewable energy consumed
Water intensity (gal/site ft2)
Nearly 100% waste diversion from landfill
Labels Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified
Closures from recyclable cork
Cardboard recycled paper content
Wine bottle recycled glass content
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Enrico Serafino continues working toward sustainable products, experiences, and vendor partnerships. 2022 provided many opportunities for new and expanded community partnerships which continue to help associates learn, adapt, and grow from the diverse challenges we all experienced. Support was given throughout the year to several non-profit organizations focused on culture, education, local products, tourism, and some special events now available post-pandemic.
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Enrico Serafino’s 2030 CSR Vision, rooted in their purpose “To share the “Piemonte Attitude” through artisan wines”, will provide guidance to future plans and actions. Within each pillar, Enrico Serafino is focused on: