Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Thursday, February 3 2022

Vinterra: Wines, Spirits and Ales

By: Anthony Gismondi
Vicky Ainley (nee Vino Allegro BC) will be the Vinterra Sales Director, Western Canada.

The D’Onofrio Family Group and Dorothy Budden announce an alliance with Vinterra: Wines, Spirits and Ales Vancouver BC, February 2nd, 2022, with Vicky Ainley (formerly of Vino Allegro BC) taking on the position of Sales Director, Western Canada with Vinterra.

Building on much of the great portfolio that Vicky has cultivated at Vino Allegro BC, Vinterra will bring trade and consumers a vast selection of boutique and terroir-driven wines.This alliance will enable The D’Onofrio Family Group and Dorothy Budden to bring an even larger variety and diversity of premium wines, spirits, and ales to the market, with a more defined focus on unique and premium brands.Carmen D’Onofrio, Director, D’Onofrio Family GroupWe are excited to launch an alliance with Vinterra. Bringing on the extraordinary talents and experience of Vicky Ainley will enable us to grow and expand our portfolio of exclusive brands and more fully serve the needs of consumers and our industry partners.Dorothy Budden, Owner, VinterraI’m delighted to see Vinterra expanding back into the market with a more diverse portfolio. I look forward to partnering with Vicky Ainley, and together we will be energized and inspired to bring our existing brands and new partners to the market.Vicky Ainley, Sales Director, VinterraI am thrilled to be part of this venture with Vinterra. I am looking forward to working with an existing group of wonderful wineries and growing the Vinterra portfolio. Teaming up with Dorothy Budden, the support and infrastructure of the D’Onofrio Family Group will allow us to build, nurture and grow our portfolio of unique, premium brands.  Vinterra looks forward to servicing the provinces and territories of western Canada with a diversified, unique, and growing selection of premium wines, spirits, and ales.

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Anthony Gismondi
Anthony Gismondi

Anthony Gismondi is a Canadian wine journalist and one of North America's most influential voices in wine. For over 30 years, he has been the wine columnist for The Vancouver Sun. The twice-weekly column is distributed across Canada through Postmedia Network to millions of readers. In addition, Anthony co-hosts the BC Food & Wine Radio Show, broadcast in 18 markets across B.C. and available as a podcast on Spotify, Apple and iHeart Radio and more. He launched Gismondionwine.com in 1997, attracting one million users a month from 114 countries. It continues to be a valuable resource of full tasting notes and intelligent wine stories and videos for the trade and consumers.