Who we are
Gustinvest was established in 2009 as an offshoot of Empson & Co., a leading exporter in the world of Italian wine. It was founded to occupy a niche market for private label and value wines and even brand/special project wines.
With a team of experts – Empson & Co. owners Neil Empson (with over 40 years of experience specializing in the unique grapes of Italy) and his daughter Tara (who recently took over the reins after years of working by his side), Phil Langford (Sales and Marketing Director of Empson & Co.) and Luca Fumagalli (Empson & Co.’s Director of Finance and Administration) – whose experience in global exports spans decades, Gustinvest is able to offer carefully chosen regional selections, exclusive market representation, quick service, and marketing and logistics support.
Gustinvest’s presence in the Italian market was further strengthened in 2015 by the opening of Gustishop, an off-premise shop just minutes from downtown Milan in the Porta Romana area. An excellent location and positive sales initiatives have also helped the company reach the Italian consumer directly with its portfolio of finely crafted wines.