OUR team

We are currently a small tightly knit group of people with diverse backgrounds and a passion for Italian wine.

 
 
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SImon De Giuli Botta - C.E.O.

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Veronica murillo - Operations Manager

Working in the wine industry since 2004 in the logistics department and working with 8 VINI, Inc. since the company was founded in January of 2012. Loves spending the weekends at home with her kids watching movies and having ice cream.

Favorite Dish and Wine Pairing:


Lidia cross - V.p. mexico division

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Nancy Liang - ACCOUNtant

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Frank Gallagher - National Sales

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Peter Chai - Corporate Sales

Peter specializes in all things associated with BevMo. He is working on expanding 8 VINI’s business outside of Italian wines, such as Bordeaux from France, possibly Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina.  Also, he’s working on the spirits category, starting with tequila’s, and potentially whiskies as well.

 Favorite Dish and Wine Pairing:

Malbec from Mendoza and empanadas


Socorro nevarez - accounting clerk

Socorro Nevarez joined 8 Vini, Inc. as an Accounting Clerk Lead in 2018. She earned her Associates of Business Administration in accounting from Laney Community College, in Oakland, California. Socorro has gained extensive accounting experience through internships and working for a variety of companies and CPA firms located in the East Bay. Her experience in many fields has made her a well-rounded professional who balances attention to detail and a hard work ethic. From small to medium-sized businesses Socorro has expertise in providing comprehensive accounting services.

At 8Vini she contributes by assisting the Operations Manager in day to day assignments. Some typical job duties include; Clear custom clearance for sample shipments that are imported internationally, track and trace domestic and oversea shipments with Logistics, gain the best quotations for shipments with Brokers, cost analyzing, collect invoices from Vendors, keeps account records, ensures company receives payments for goods sold and typically sending out bill reminders and statements to clients.

Socorro is currently enrolled in courses to complete her Master’s degree in accounting. Some of her Interests include, practicing special effects as a makeup artist, creating stationery for all occasions, budget planning and spending time with her family. One of her favorite food and beverage combination is the

 Favorite Dish and Wine Pairing:

2010 Quivira Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel Red wine with a mixture of Mexican Fajitas, Yum.


matteo vallarino - director

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Andrew Yu - account manager, s.f. / bay area

Newest to join the sales team providing the south bay and peninsula with quality Italian wines and a friendly smile! 

 Favorite Dish and Wine Pairing:
Fernanda Capello Traminer Aromatico with Sushi


carla venini - creative director

With over 20 years of Branding expertise, this marketing maven is the newest addition to the family. Her background is a fusion of multimedia design and serving in high-end restaurants in both Washington D.C. and San Francisco so needless to say, a creative’s dream opportunity to converge two passions.

Favorite Dish and Wine Pairing:

Pasta with Beurre-Blanc and a large glass of Chassagne-Montrachet


rigoberto hernandez Nicio - warehouse manager

Affectionately called Rigo, has been with 8 Vini for approximately 2 years. He’s the keeper of our large warehouse and handles the shipping/receiving of merchandise, keeping inventory up to date, and

organizing the work area to keep it safe and clean. He makes deliveries to our partners all around the Bay Area. When he’s not at the warehouse, Rigo enjoys spending quality time with his family.

Favorite Dish and Wine Pairing:

Any type of pizza with an icy cold pilsner beer


cinthya baraba - compliance manager/ junior designer

Cinthya is still attending a local university and focusing her efforts on photography and multimedia design. She contributes daily to the ongoing arduous process of getting labels submitted for approval by the TTB as well as brand registration across the United States for 8 Vini wines. Cinthya also is a collaborative energy in the design of in-house and partner branding design. Exploring the Bay Area and taking landscape photography on her down time is vital to her.

Favorite Dish and Wine Pairing:

Tacos al Pastor with reposado tequila Margarita on the rocks with extra salt and limes