A family with history
A family with history
The 130-year-old family business Vergani is one of the leading Swiss direct importers of Italian wines and grappas.
The dream and the history of a family. Vergani - la storia continua.
Wine connoisseurs will find true trouvailles and excellent advice in the Enoteca and Grapperia, run by the fifth generation. With the highest quality standards and the proverbial anima - the soul of a good wine on the trail, Vergani's and its staff maintain close relationships with the most important producers in Italy.
The company supplies a wide range of customers in the gastronomy sector and offers private wine lovers with the Swiss E-Commerce Award winning web shop the opportunity to go on an individually tailored voyage of discovery for fine wines online. Wine seminars and tasting events complete the offer.
"The innovation of today is the tradition of tomorrow. Our family has lived by this credo for 5 generations."
Flavia, Luca and Gianni Vergani, 5th generation
Discover the Vergani family tree
From 1892 until today
1892: THE FIRST STEP
In the 80s of the century before last - when the whole of Italy was looking for work - Carlo Vergani from Cisano-Bergamo set out on a journey. With the active support of his wife Adele, he opened a Comestibles shop selling Italian specialities at the company's current headquarters in Zurich Wiedikon.
1915 - 1920: IN THE SPIRIT OF THE FOUNDING YEARS
The son Giovanni Vergani founded a wine import company with a winery, which his children Carlo and Vera joined in 1950.
1950: A MILESTONE IN THE HISTORY OF VINIVERGANI
Under our Nonno Carlo Vergani, the house of Vergani experiences a very decisive phase. Kindness and correctness, straightforwardness and perseverance characterise his personality. These attributes make many important producers his friends in the course of his life.
1975 - 1982: THE FIRST GRAPPERIA IN SWITZERLAND
Nadia, Leila and Reto Vergani are the representatives of the 4th generation. Reto Vergani, the current Chairman of the Board of Directors, maintains active contact with producers and customers. Thanks to his passion for grappa and his constant search for undiscovered wine treasures, we are able to open the first Grapperia in Switzerland.
2008: THE 5TH GENERATION ENTERS THE BUSINESS STAGE
With Luca, graduate wine technologist, Flavia, B.A. Communication and Accounting, and Gianni Vergani, B.A. HSG and M.A. Bocconi, the new 5th generation is introduced into the company. With them, the partnerships with our producers and customers will be further cultivated.
2017: OVER 125 YEARS OF VERGANI
Grazie mille for over 125 years of Vergani.
2020: NEW LARGE WAREHOUSE
After several years of planning, the new external warehouse with over a thousand pallet spaces will be completed in Stallikon.
Vergani obtains organic and Demeter certification and promotes winegrowers who make a conscious commitment to sustainable winegrowing.
2021: FIRST CLIMATE-NEUTRAL WINE SHOP IN SWITZERLAND
Vergani is reducing and offsetting its entire greenhouse gas footprint retroactively to 1.1.2021, so that you can enjoy all its wines in a climate-neutral way.
2022: GRAZIE PER 130 ANNI
This year, our family business celebrates its 130th anniversary. We would like to celebrate it with you. Throughout the year, you can expect stories, special offers and a big Vino e Pane Festival - 130 anni on 2 July 2022. Together, we will reminisce nostalgically and look to the future.