Macro Caprai - Owner, Winemakerdownload bio
Marco Caprai was born in 1964 and grew up among the Sagrantino rows at the Arnaldo Caprai family winery in Montefalco. Since 1987, he has been in charge of the winery, dedicating himself to the development of the Sagrantino grape variety through a series of academic collaborations, including the Department of Enology at the University of Milan.
As director of the Consortium Tutela Vini di Montefalco, he is the architect of the establishment of the Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG, which puts Montefalco and Umbria on the international wine map.
He focuses his entrepreneurial activity on the promotion of the Umbrian territory, as president of the Agribusiness Center of Umbria and president of the Committee of the famous Sagrantino Wine Route.
On his return from a trip to Napa Valley he started the project for the first territorial sustainability protocol in the wine sector in Italy, which in 2014 was named the ‘New Green Revolution’. For this reason he was also chosen to represent the Umbria region at EXPO Milano 2015.
In 2021 the Arnaldo Caprai winery celebrated its fiftieth anniversary, thirty-four of these years under the management of Marco Caprai, who has made the integration of tradition and innovation his production philosophy. To this day, agronomic and enological research remain the priority, a necessary commitment to meet the challenges of climate change and market requirements.