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Dino Illuminati, Cavaliere del Lavoro

Carlo Azeglio Ciampi Every year, the President of the Republic of Italy appoints 25 Cavalieri del Lavoro, who are entrepreneurs decorated with the Order of the “Merito del Lavoro” who have distinguished themselves in various economic sectors, contributing to the social and technological development, to the development of the labour market, and the Country’s growth.

Dino Illuminati received this title in June 2005, for the great ability he showed in the sector of Agriculture, by adding value to the area including the provinces of Teramo and Pescara, in the boost given to his Company’s development and innovation, producing valued reserve wines that hold high the prestige of "Made in Italy" worldwide.

From the register of the Cavalieri del Lavoro, here are some passages explaining the reasons behind the award of this title:
  • He has not only adopted new procedures in wine-making but also in wine-aging, thereby combining ancient practices with innovative techniques.
  • Thanks to the innovation introduced and the high quality achieved, he brought to light again the importance of areas of the Abruzzo region long forgotten, such as the area of Controguerra, famous for its grapes and wine since ancient times. He made this area of the Abruzzo region receive the recognition of the D.O.C. Controguerra and of the D.O.C.G. Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, sub-area of the Colline Teramane.
  • He was President of the DOCG Colline Teramane Consortium.
  • By interpreting the expectations of global consumers, he drew up a development strategy, non only in the light of a possible increase of his market shares, but also based on the intuition that the added value of the product originates from choices that are consistent with the territory.
Dino Iluminati e il Presidente Ciampi