The Noviello story begins in the town of Bitonto, Italy, the City of Olives, in the picturesque southern province of Bari. Luigi Noviello and his wife Ana Scaraggi farmed the land with a passion. After giving birth to their only child Maria, in 1896, they decided to seek greater opportunity in the New World and immigrated to Buenos Aires in the early 1900’s.
The Noviello family continued the Italian tradition of farming and became distributors of produce from the family’s plantation in las islas, in Tigre, Buenos Aires. With his horse-drawn wagon full of fresh produce, Luigi Noviello would leave late every evening in order to arrive first thing every morning at the Central Market in Buenos Aires to sell his produce.
Luigi Noviello was also a lover of fine wines and the family began making wine from their plantation’s grapes. Maria Noviello, their only child, married and raised a family of six children in Buenos Aires, continuing the Noviello tradition of passion for the land, cooking and winemaking. Ana Stern has fondly referred to her grandmother, nona, along with the women of the Noviello Family as Brava” valiant, passionate women work hard for their families and love unconditionally.
At Noviello Vineyards, we are striving to carry on this Noviello family tradition “New World Wines with Old World Passion.”
Ana was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the great granddaughter of Luigi & Ana Noviello. She moved to Seattle with her parents in 1970. Growing up on Beacon Hill, Ana maintained a connection to her Italian and Argentine roots, learning the art of Italian cooking and home wine making (and Limoncello!) from both her grandmother and mother.
Ana brings a strong creative presence and passion for service to Noviello Vineyards. As an event planner, Ana founded Premier Concierge, LLC in 1996 the first corporate concierge firm in the Seattle area. Most recently Ana was a Real Estate Broker with Coldwell Banker Bain in Bellevue, focusing on high end luxury residential real estate market homes, and earning both a Silver Medal Award and a Certified Luxury Property Specialist designation.
Ana’s passion is to provide the highest level of quality service to every client she encounters. She is excited to bring the same level of service to Noviello Vineyards and continues to enhance her knowledge of the wine industry by regularly attending classes at the UC Davis Mondavi School of Wine, Northwest Wine Academy and WSU School of Wine Business Management.
Ana is committed to a healthy lifestyle, which includes staying active, cooking with locally-sourced organic foods, spending lots of time with her family and of course enjoying excellent wines!