Our Team

Personal involvement

Depending the on the season, the Tenuta San Giorgio team is comprised of about ten highly-motivated and committed members who have enthusiastically embraced the vineyard’s creed: to produce only wines of the very highest quality.

Mike Rudolph

The Brain behind the enterprise

He guides the vineyard with irrepressible enthusiasm. His creativity, openness to all that is new and quest for the best product possible are what fuels the business. For him, the Tenuta San Giorgio is a dream made reality. He has devoted himself heart and soul to wine-growing and -making, and his family and the business are the core of his life. An active sportsman, he demonstrates the same drive and endurance in his work. Mike does not rest until the product meets his expectations. The result is wines that are full of character, esteemed by critics and wine-lovers alike.

Rea Fellmann

The Expert

After years of touring the world, with her eyes firmly fixed on the horizon and an invaluable store of experience in vine-growing and wine-making, in 2014 she arrived at the Tenuta San Giorgio. Theoretically, she was there only for an apprenticeship during the harvest season, but in actuality she found her vocation as Mike’s right-hand. Armed with an abundance of dedication and tremendous curiosity, this expert took full advantage of the free reign given her in vine-growing and the winery to bring a breath of fresh air and innovation to the enterprise. With her thirst for knowledge and analytical ability, Rea provides balance within the team.

Kerstin Bernardi

The Sommelier

This enthusiastic wine-lover and long-time friend joined the team in Summer 2017. With her passion for wine, she guides visitors as she presents to them the Tenuta and its wines. Sommelier and wine expert, she offers her knowledge and passion to all who visit. Kerstin brings to the team her technical knowledge, sensory skills and experience developed in the gastronomy sector.

Georgia Wipf

The Ambassador

She has been an active part of the Tenuta since 2012. She is the winery’s ambassador in Zurich and works alongside Mike during tastings and in marketing. During the most critical phases, she is the Chef des vendanges, coordinating those involved in harvesting and organizing their room and board. Thanks to her knowledge and broad network of contacts—and, of course, her love of wine, the winery and the Ticino region of Switzerland—Georgia is a key element of the team and its third woman.

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Mike Rudolph

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Rea Fellmann

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Kerstin Bernardi

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Georgia Wipf