Executive Office

Via Milano 17
Trieste 34133
Tel/Fax +39 040 2418719

Head Office

Via Grillo 61
Messina 98123

Japan Office

Kanagawa-ken, Sagamihara-shi,
Minami-Ku, 6-20, 5-107
Sagamiono 252-0303

China Office

Room 8025, Haoyunlai Biuding B,
Xixiang Street, Baoan Discrict,
Shenzhen 518101

Our Staff

Dr G. Sabbatino

Gianfranco discovered the world of wine by chance, or perhaps it was fate, more then 20 years ago with a sicilian Winery in the Eolian Islands where he was in charge of management and export.

Wine industry was a thousand miles away from his own profession of accountant but his professional wine experience grew, eventually turning into a passion, into a dream that finally became concrete a few years ago when he founded his own Winery in 2008, Le Casematte, and joined Brandland in 2011.

Ms. Francesca Misculin
General Manager

Her experience is closely linked to Asia and the world of wine. Her family owns a Winery in Piedmont producing Gavi Docg and Barbera. Here she approached for the first time the wine world starting from the harvest.

In 2008 she graduated with honours at the Ca’ Foscari University Languages and Economic-legal Institutions of Eastern Asia with specialization in Japan and China. She deepened her international experience studying at the University of Jussieux in France and working at the Italian Chamber of Commerce in London and finally she arrived in Japan in 2008 working for Brandland at the Tokyo office until 2010. Since 2010 she is based in Trieste, attending continuously wine events in Asia and Europe.

She is Sommelier since 2013 and in 2014 she followed the Level 3 WSET in Udine.

Francesca is in charge of Hong Kong, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar markets

Ms. Mihaela Cojocaru
Export Manager

Originally from Romania, Mihaela has been working in the wine industry since 2007. First as export manager for an Apulian winery, then as an independent wine consultant and from September 2017 she started the collaboration with Brandland.

After completing the sommelier courses with AIS in 2013, Mihaela started her WSET education completing Level 3 exams with distinction In august 2016 passed her Educator training in London and now she is running courses of Level 1&2 in Puglia (Bari, Lecce) and in Friuli (Trieste). She is an approved judge for the London International Wine Challenge and The Balkan International Wine Competition. She is currently studying for DipWSET.

Mihaela is in charge of Philippines, Malaysian, Singapore, India, Australia and Romania markets

Ms. Zhu Ye
Export Manager

Ye comes from a city close to Shanghai in China, Zhenyiang. In 2009, at just 19 years old, she moved to Italy to study viticulture and oenology at the University of Bologna.

After graduating she had the opportunity to learn more about the wine business, thanks to the experience in companies such as Tebano (junior winemaker) and Avignonesi (export manager).

In 2014 she met for the first time Francesca in Hk and begun the collaboration with Brandland.

After several years at the Italian office in Trieste, in 2018 she moved to China to follow Chinese customers at best from the Shenzhen office.

Ye is in charge of China, Hong Kong and Taiwan markets

Ms. Gemma Dambrosi
Export Manager

Her love for China started very early. After graduating in Chinese Language and Literature at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, she lived and worked in China for four years with the aim of making Italian culture known to the Chinese and vice versa.

In 2008 she undertook a Master in Logistics Promotion at Trieste University that lead her to work for the Port Authority of Trieste and as external researcher in the Italian Trade Commission in Shanghai. Later she worked at Shanghai World Expo 2010, being chief responsible of the logistics for the Italian Pavillon.

In the following two years she worked between Milan and Shanghai as logistics supervisor for fine-arts exhibitions and then she decided to move back to her hometown Trieste to become a mother.

Surprisingly in Trieste she found a company that was so tied to Asia that she would have never expected: Brandland! A small but extremely dynamic business reality, with young and very skilled management and staff.

Brandland has a dream: being a bridge between Italy and Asia. And that was her own dream, so since then she joined the team taking care of the China Market.

Mr. Dario Bergamini
Export Manager

After completing studies in Oriental Languages and Civilisations at Ca’Foscari University of Venice, Dario went to the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies for a one year exchange program through which he became proficient in the Japanese language.

Upon returning to Italy he had his first job in the wine industry working for a very well known producer in the Chianti Classico region. This experience in the setting of the Tuscan rolling hills bolstered his great passion for wine. This thirst for knowledge led him to undertake studies through The Wine and Spirit Education Trust then graduate with a Level 4 Diploma in 2014 in Hk. Furthering his commitment to wine he also passed the Certified Sommelier examination set by the Court of Master Sommeliers in April 2018.

After the experience in Tuscany he moved back to Japan, where he currently lives with his family. Following several years of cooperation with a Japanese importer of Italian wines he eventually joined the Brandland team in January 2019.

Dario is in charge of Japanese and Korean markets