Montcalm Wine Importers Ltd. was founded in 2010 with a vision of importing into the United States the wines of Le Tenute di Genagricola, its parent company, as well as other high quality independent wineries from Italy and from around the world.
Generali Assicurazioni, one of the world’s most important insurance groups, was founded in 1831 and in 1851 they acquired their first agricultural property. With the vision of acquiring quality vineyards, many other purchases followed. On March 4, 1974, Genagricola SpA was created as the agricultural branch of Assicurazioni Generali. Genagricola currently owns 28 farms in Italy and Romania, of which eight are wineries, with more than 1000 hectares of vineyards.
In 2004 Le Tenute di Genagricola was created to exclusively run the wineries, with wines sold in more than 30 countries around the world. The goal of Genagricola was to improve their presence in the United States, so they began to explore the opportunities on this market. The opportunity came to life in 2010 with the creation of Montcalm Wine Importers Ltd. in New York.
Over the past few years Montcalm has grown its portfolio to include many high-rated wineries from all regions of Italy and it has assembled an experienced office and sales staff who have begun to bring the wines into the marketplace. Montcalm operates as a direct distributor in the states of New York and New Jersey and through a network of distributors across the United States.